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where is thy victory? O death, where is thy sting? "The sting of death is sin; and the power of sin is the law: "but thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory (58 through our Lord Jesus Christ. "Wherefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not 'vain in the Lord.

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with me. go

Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I gave (2) order to the churches of Galatia, so also do ye. "Upon the first day of the week let each one of you lay by him in store, as he may prosper, that no collections be made. when I come. "And when I arrive, 2 whomsoever ye shall approve by letters, them will I send to carry your bounty 4 unto Jerusalem: "and if it be meet for me to go also, they shall "But I will come unto you, when I shall have passed through Macedonia; for I do pass through 6) Macedonia; "but with you it may be that I shall abide, or even winter, that ye may set me forward on my journey whithersoever I go. "For I do not wish to see you now by the way; for I hope to tarry a while with you, if the 8 Lord permit. "But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pente9 cost; "for a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.


Now if Timothy come, see that he be with you without fear; for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do : II "let no man therefore despise him. But set him forward on his journey in peace, that he


12) expect him with the brethren. los the brother, I besought him

may come unto me: for "But as touching Apolmuch to come unto you

with the brethren and it was not at all 3 his will to come now; but he will come when he shall have opportunity.

1 Or, void

2 Or, whomsoever ye shall approve, them will I send with letters

3 Or, God's will that he should come now

A. V.-56 strength; 58 Therefore.. (in).- -CH. XVI. I have given..even; 2 every.. God hath prospered him.. (there).. gatherings; 3 come..(your). . bring.. liberality; 4 that 1; 5 Now. pass; 6 And.. will..yea, and..bring; 7 will.. | but |.. trust; 10 Timotheus ..(may); II conduct.. forth. .look for; 12 our..greatly this time..con

venient time.


Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be 14 strong. "Let all that ye do be done in love.


Now I beseech you, brethren (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have set themselves to minister unto the saints), 16 "that ye also be in subjection unto such, and to every one (17 that helpeth in the work and laboureth. "And I rejoice


at the 1 coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part they supplied. (18) "For they refreshed my spirit and yours: acknowledge ye therefore them that are such.


The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Prisca salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in (20 their house. "All the brethren salute you. Salute one another with a holy kiss.

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The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand. "If any man loveth not the Lord, let him be anathema. 2 Maran atha. "The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with 24 you. "My love be with you all in Christ Jesus.



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A. V.-14 your things.. with charity; 15 addicted.. the ministry of; 16 submit yourselves.. with us; 17 am glad of.. (have); 18 (have); 19 | Priscilla |; 20 greet. . Greet (ye); 22 love.. [Jesus Christ]; 23 our.

T[The first epistie to the Corinthians was written from Philippi by Stephanas, and Fortunatus, and Achaicus, and Timotheus.]




1 1)

PAUL, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, and Timothy 1our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in the (2 whole of Achaia: "Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.



Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort; "who comforteth us in all our affliction, that we may be able to comfort them that are in any affliction, through the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. 5 "For as the sufferings of Christ abound unto us, even so (6) our comfort also aboundeth through Christ. "But whether we be afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; or whether we be comforted, it is for your comfort, which worketh in the patient enduring of the same sufferings 7) which we also suffer: "and our hope for you is stedfast; knowing that, as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so (8) also are ye of the comfort. "For we would not have you ignorant, brethren, concerning our affliction which befell us in Asia, that we were weighed down exceedingly, beyond our power, insomuch that we despaired even of life: yea, we ourselves have had the answer of death within ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead: "who delivered us out of so great a death, and will deliver on whom we have 4 set 3 Or, sentence



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2 Or, but we ourselves

Gr. the brother.
authorities read set our hope; and still will he deliver us.

4 Some ancient

A. V. CH. I. I by..all; 2 (be). .(from); 3 even (the).. (the); 4 tribulation.. which.. trouble by; 5; 6 And..consolation. . is effectual..consolation [and salvation]; 7 of..shall.. be..consolation; 8 | of.. trouble .came [to]..pressed out of measure, above strength; 9 || But |.. sentence; 10 from.. | doth |

(11) our hope that he will also still deliver us; "ye also helping together on our behalf by your supplication; that, for the gift bestowed upon us by means of many, thanks may be given by many persons on our behalf.


For our glorying is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in holiness and sincerity of God, not in fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God, we behaved ourselves in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward. (13 "For we write none other things unto you, than what ye read or even acknowledge, and I hope ye will acknowl(14 edge unto the end: "as also ye did acknowledge us in part, that we are your glorying, even as ye also are ours, in the day of our Lord Jesus.


And in this confidence I was minded to come before 16) unto you, that ye might have a second 'benefit; "and by you to pass into Macedonia, and again from Macedonial to come unto you, and of you to be set forward on my 17 journey unto Judæa. "When I therefore was thus minded, did I shew fickleness? or the things that I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh, that with me there should 18 be the yea yea and the nay nay? "But as God is faithful, 19 our word toward you is not yea and nay. "For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timothy, was not yea 20 and nay, but in him is yea. "For how many soever be the promises of God, in him is the yea: wherefore also through him is the Amen, unto the glory of God through (21 us. "Now he that stablisheth us with you in Christ, and (22 anointed us, is God; "who also sealed us, and gave us the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.


But I call God for a witness upon my soul, that to spare

1 Or, grace Some ancient authorities read joy.
4 Or, seeing that he both sealed us

2 Gr. through.

3 Gr. into.

A.V.—yet; II prayer for us.. (the); 12 rejoicing.. | simplicity | have had our conversation; 13 trust.. shall..[even] to; 14 have acknowledged.. rejoicing..(the); 16 out of.. brought.. way toward; 17 use lightness; 18 true.. | was; 19 Timotheus.. was; 20 all..are..and | in |; 21 which.. (hath); 22 (hath). .given; 23 Moreover..record.

(24 you I forbare to come unto Corinth. "Not that we have lordship over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for 21 by 1faith stand. ye 12 But I determined this for myself, 2) that I would not come again to you with sorrow. "For



if I make you sorry, who then is he that maketh me glad,

but he that is made sorry by me? "And I wrote this very thing, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in 4 you all, that my joy is the joy of you all. "For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be made sorry, but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly unto you.



But if any hath caused sorrow, he hath caused sorrow, not to me, but in part (that I press not too heavily) to 6 you all. "Sufficient to such a one is this punishment which was inflicted by the many; "so that contrariwise ye should rather forgive him and comfort him, lest by any means such a one should be swallowed up with his over8 much sorrow. "Wherefore I beseech you to confirm your 9 love toward him. "For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, 5 whether ye are obedient (10) in all things. "But to whom ye forgive any thing, I for

give also for what I also have forgiven, if I have forgiven any thing, for your sakes have I forgiven it in the 'person II) of Christ; "that no advantage may be gained over us by Satan for we are not ignorant of his devices.


Now when I came to Troas for the gospel of Christ, 13 and when a door was opened unto me in the Lord, "I had no relief for my spirit, because I found not Titus my

1 Or, your faith

3 Gr. the more.

5 Some ancient authorities read

2 Some ancient authorities read For.
4 Some ancient authorities omit rather.

6 Or, presence

A. V.-came not as yet; 24 (for).. dominion.- -CH. II. I heaviness; 2 the same which; 3 same [unto you]; 4 grieved; 5 have.. grief.. grieved..may..overcharge; 6 man..of; 7 perhaps; 8 that ye would; 9 be; 10 forgave.. | to whom |..forgave (it).. forgave; II Lest.. should get an of; 12 (preach) Christ's.. of; 13 rest in.

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