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to others I am not an apostle, yet at least I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord. "My defence to them that examine me is this. "Have we no (5 right to eat and to drink? "Have we no right to lead about a wife that is a 'believer, even as the rest of the apostles, 6) and the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas? "Or I only and Barnabas, have we not a right to forbear working? (7 "What soldier ever serveth at his own charges? who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not the fruit thereof? or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the 8) flock? "Do I speak these things after the manner of (9) men? or saith not the law also the same? "For it is written in the law of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn. Is it for the oxen (10 that God careth, "or saith he it altogether for our sake? Yea, for our sake it was written: because he that ploweth ought to plow in hope, and he that thresheth, to thresh II in hope of partaking. "If we sowed unto you spiritual things, is it a great matter if we shall reap your carnal 12 things? "If others partake of this right over you, do not we yet more? Nevertheless we did not use this right; but we bear all things, that we may cause no hindrance (13) to the gospel of Christ. "Know ye.not that they which minister about sacred things eat of the things of the temple, and they which wait upon the altar have their portion with the altar? "Even so did the Lord ordain that they which proclaim the gospel should live of the gospel. "But I have used none of these things: and I write not these things that it may be so done in my case: for it were good for me rather to die, than that any man should 9 ? Or, saith he it, as he doubtless doth, for our sake? •



1 Gr. sister.

A. V.-2 be..unto..doubtless; 3 Mine answer..(do); 4 not power; 5 not power..a well.. other.. (as); 6 power; 7 Who goeth a warfare any time. . [of]; 8 Say.. as a man; 9 (the mouth of)..that..Doth..take care; 10 sakes..sakes, no doubt, this is ..that..should..(that).. | should be partaker | [of his hope]; 11 have sown..thing; 12 be partakers..power..are.. rather.. have..used..power..suffer..lest..should hinder; 13 (Do) | at │..are partakers; 14 hath..ordained..preach; 15 neither have ..written.. should.. unto me..better.

16 make my glorying void. "For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of; for necessity is laid upon me; (17 for woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel. "For if I

do this of mine own will, I have a reward: but if not of mine own will, I have a stewardship intrusted to me. (18) "What then is my reward? That, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel without charge, so as not (19 to use to the full my right in the gospel. "For though I was free from all men, I brought myself under bondage to (20 all, that I might gain the more. "And to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, not being myself under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law; (21) "to them that are without law, as without law, not being without law to God, but under law to Christ, that I might (22) gain them that are without law. "To the weak I became weak, that I might gain the weak: I am become all things to all men, that I may by all means save some. 'And I do all things for the gospel's sake, that I may be 24 a joint partaker thereof. "Know ye not that they which run in a 1race run all, but one receiveth the prize? Even 25 so run, that ye may attain. "And every man that striveth in the games is temperate in all things. Now they do it to receive a corruptible crown; but we an incor(26) ruptible. "I therefore so run, as not uncertainly; so fight (27 I, as not beating the air: "but I buffet my body, and bring it into bondage: lest by any means, after that I have preached to others, I myself should be rejected.


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For I would not, brethren, have you ignorant, how that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed 2 through the sea; "and were all baptized 'unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; "and did all eat the same


1 Gr. racecourse.

? Gr. box.

3 Gr. bruise.

4 Gr. into.

A.V.—16 though. . | yea | ; 17(thing) willingly..against my.. dispensation (of the gospel) is committed unto; 18 (Verily). .[of Christ]..that I abuse..power; 19 be..(yet) have.. made.. servant unto; 20 unto....(the); 21 (the); 22 [as].. made..might; 23 | this |.. might ..with you; 24 obtain; 25 for.. mastery..obtain; 26 (one that) beateth; 27 keep under ..subjection..(that)..when..a castaway.—CH. X. 1 | Moreover |..that ye should be.


4 spiritual meat; "and did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of a spiritual rock that followed them: and the rock was Christ. "Howbeit with most of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in 6 the wilderness. "Now 'these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. "Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and 8 drink, and rose up to play. "Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day (9 three and twenty thousand. "Neither let us tempt the


2 Lord, as some of them tempted, and perished by the ser(10 pents. "Neither murmur ye, as some of them murmured, (11 and perished by the destroyer. "Now these things hap

pened unto them by way of example; and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the 12 ages are come. "Wherefore let him that thinketh he 13) standeth take heed lest he fall. "There hath no temptation taken you but such as man can bear: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation make also the way of escape, that ye may be able to endure it. Wherefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry. "I speak 16 as to wise men; judge ye what I say. "The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not a 'communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not a com(17 munion of the body of Christ? "seeing that we, who are many, are one bread, one body: for we all partake of (18 the one bread. "Behold Israel after the flesh: have not they which eat the sacrifices communion with the altar? 19) "What say I then? that a thing sacrificed to idols is any


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1Or, in these things they became figures of us

3 Gr. by way of figure.

? Some ancient authorities read

4 Or, participation in

6 Or, seeing that there is one bread, we, who are many, are one body

5 Or, loaf

"Gr. from.

A. V.-4 that..that; 5 But..many; 9 | Christ |.. [also].. ..were destroyed of; 10 [also] were destroyed of; 11 (all).. | for ensamples |; 13 is common ..bear; 14 (dearly); 16 the.. the; 17 For..being..(and). are.. .. partakers.. that; 18 are ..(of).. partakers of; 19 the..which is offered in sacrifice.

20 thing, or that an idol is any thing? "But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to 1 devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have 21) communion with 'devils. "Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of 'devils: ye cannot partake of 22 the table of the Lord, and of the table of 'devils. "Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?

(23 All things are lawful; but all things are not expedient. (24 All things are lawful; but all things edify not. 'Let no (25 man seek his own, but each his neighbour's good.


soever is sold in the shambles, eat, asking no question for 26 conscience sake; "for the earth is the Lord's, and the ful27 ness thereof. "If one of them that believe not biddeth you to a feast, and ye are disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience (28 sake. "But if any man say unto you, This hath been offered in sacrifice, eat not, for his sake that shewed it, (29 and for conscience sake: "conscience, I say, not thine own, but the other's; for why is my liberty judged by (30 another conscience? "If I by grace partake, why am I 31 evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks? "Whether

therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to (32 the glory of God. "Give no occasion of stumbling, either 33 to Jews, or to Greeks, or to the church of God: "even

as I also please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of the many, that they may be 11 I saved. "Be ye imitators of me, even as I also am of Christ.

(2 Now I praise you that ye remember me in all things, and hold fast the traditions, even as I delivered them to 3 you. "But I would have you know, that the head of 3 Or, If I partake with thankfulness

1 Gr. demons.

2 Gr. build not up.

A.V.-20 fellowship; 21 be partakers.. Lord's; 23 [for me]..[for me]; 24 [every man] another's wealth; 25 (that); 27; 28 is.. [unto idols]..[for the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof]; 29 of..other..of..(man's); 30 [For] a partaker; 32 none offence, neither..(the)..nor..(the) Gentiles, nor. CH. XI. I followers; [brethren]..keep..ordinances.

every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the 4 man; and the head of Christ is God. "Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head. "But every woman praying or prophesying with her head unveiled dishonoureth her head: for it is 6 one and the same thing as if she were shaven. "For if a


woman is not veiled, let her also be shorn: but if it is a shame to a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be 7 veiled. "For a man indeed ought not to have his head. veiled, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: 8 but the woman is the glory of the man. "For the man 9 is not of the woman; but the woman of the man: "for neither was the man created for the woman; but the wo10 man for the man: "for this cause ought the woman to 1have a sign of authority on her head, because of the 11) angels. "Howbeit neither is the woman without the man, (12 nor the man without the woman, in the Lord. "For as the woman is of the man, so is the man also by the wo13 man; but all things are of God. "Judge ye 2in yourselves: is it seemly that a woman pray unto God unveiled? 14 "Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a dishonour to him? 'But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is 16 given her for a covering. "But if any man seemeth to


be contentious, we have
churches of God.

no such custom, neither the

(17) But in giving you this charge, I praise you not, that ye (18 come together not for the better but for the worse. "For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that divisions exist among you; and I partly believe it. "For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you. Or, in congregation 4 Gr, schisms.


1Or, have authority over
5 Or, factions

? Or, among

A. V.-5 (that) prayeth.. prophesieth.. uncovered.. that..even all; 6 .covered covered; 7 cover: 10 power; II Nevertheless.. neither; 12 (even); 13 comely ..uncovered; 14 shame unto; 16 seem; 17 Now.. (that I) declare (unto); 18 (there)


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