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17 est? "For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is (18 not 'edified. "I thank God, I speak with tongues more than you all "howbeit in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that I might instruct others also, than ten thousand words in a tongue.



21) be

Brethren, be not children in mind: howbeit in' malice ye babes, but in mind be 'men. "In the law it is written, By men of strange tongues and by the lips of strangers will I speak unto this people; and not even thus will 22 they hear me, saith the Lord. "Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to the unbelieving: but prophesying is for a sign, not to the unbelieving, 23 but to them that believe. "If therefore the whole church be assembled together, and all speak with tongues, and there come in men unlearned or unbelieving, will they (24 not say that ye are mad? "But if all prophesy, and there

come in one unbelieving or unlearned, he is 'reproved by (25) all, he is judged by all; "the secrets of his heart are made manifest; and so he will fall down on his face and worship God, declaring that God is among you indeed.


What is it then, brethren? When ye come together, each one hath a psalm, hath a teaching, hath a revelation, hath a tongue, hath an interpretation. Let all (27 things be done unto edifying. "If any man speaketh in a tongue, let it be by two, or at the most three, and that 28 in turn; and let one interpret: "but if there be no inter

preter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him 29 speak to himself, and to God. "And let the prophets (30 speak by two or three, and let the others discern. "But if a revelation be made to another sitting by, let the first 1 Gr. builded up. 2 Gr. of full age.


Or, convicted

4 Or, in

5 Gr.

A. V.—18 [my]; 19 Yet..(by my voice) (unknown); 20 understanding .. children.. understanding; 21 With.. other.. | other |..yet for all that; 22 them that believe not..serveth. . for them that believe not..for..which; 23 come..into one place.. those that are..unbelievers; 24 that believeth not..(one)..convinced of..of; 25 [And thus]..falling. (he will)..(and) report.. in ..of a truth; 26 How..every..[of you].. doctrine; 27 (unknown)..(by) course; 29 other judge; 30 any thing.... vealed..(that) sitteth.


31 keep silence. "For ye all can prophesy one by one, that all 32 may learn, and all may be 'comforted; "and the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets; "for God is not a God of confusion, but of peace; as in all the churches of the saints.


Let the women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but let them be in sub35 jection, as also saith the law. "And if they would learn

any thing, let them ask their own husbands at home: for 36) it is shameful for a woman to speak in the church. "What? was it from you that the word of God went forth? or came it unto you alone?


If any man thinketh himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him take knowledge of the things which I write unto you, that they are the commandment of the Lord. 38 2 But if any man is ignorant, let him be ignorant.


Wherefore, my brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, 40 and forbid not to speak with tongues. "But let all things be done decently and in order.

15 (1)


Now I make known unto you, brethren, the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye received, wherein (2) also ye stand, "by which also ye are 3 saved; I make known, I say, in what words I preached it unto you, if ye hold it 3) fast, except ye believed in vain. "For I delivered unto you first of all that which also I received, how that Christ (4 died for our sins according to the scriptures; "and that he was buried; and that he hath been raised on the third 5 day according to the scriptures; "and that he appeared to 6 Cephas; then to the twelve; "then he appeared to above five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part 1 Or, exhorted


he is not known.
Gr. with what word.

Many ancient authorities read But if any man knoweth not, 3 Or, saved, if ye hold fast what I preached unto you, except &c. 5 Or, without cause

A.V.-hold his peace; 31 may; 33 the author; 34 [your]. .(they are commanded) | to |.. under obedience; 35 will..a shame..] women |; 36 came..out.. only; 37 think..acknowledge..that.. | commandments |; 38 be; 39 covet.— -CH. XV. I Moreover..declare.. (have)..and; 2 keep in memory....unless..(have) ; 4 rose (again); 5 was seen of..of; 6 After that..was seen of.

7 remain until now, but some are fallen asleep; 'then he 8) appeared to James; then to all the apostles; "and last of all, as unto one born out of due time, he appeared to 9 me also. "For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the (10 church of God. "But by the grace of God I am what I am and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not found 1vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. II "Whether then it be I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.

12 Now if Christ is preached that he hath been raised from the dead, how say some among you that there is no 13 resurrection of the dead? "But if there is no resurrec(14) tion of the dead, neither hath Christ been raised: "and if

Christ hath not been raised, then is our preaching 1vain, 15 your faith also is 1vain. "Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we witnessed of God that he raised up Christ whom he raised not up, if so be that 16 the dead are not raised. "For if the dead are not raised, neither hath Christ been raised: "and if Christ hath not been raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in


your sins.

18 "Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ have 19 perished. "If in this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all men most pitiable.



But now hath Christ been raised from the dead, the 21 firstfruits of them that are asleep. "For since by man. came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. "For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. "But each in his own order: Christ the first2:4 fruits; then they that are Christ's, at his coming. "Then cometh the end, when he shall deliver up the kingdom to 3 Gr. the Christ. 4 Or, If Gr. presence.


1 Or, void 2 Some ancient authorities read our.
we have only hoped in Christ in this life

A. V. unto this present; 7 After that.. was seen of..of; 8 was seen of..of; 10 (in); II Therefore.. were; 12 be..rose; 13 be..then is..not risen; 14 be..risen.. [and]; 15 have testified..rise; 16 rise..then is not; 17 be; 18 are; 19 hope.. miserable; 20 is.. risen.. (and) [become].. slept; 22 even; 23 every man.. afterward; 24 | have delivered |.


1God, even the Father; when he shall have abolished all rule and all authority and power. "For he must reign,

26 till he hath put all his enemies under his feet. "The last (27 enemy that shall be abolished is death. "For, He put all things in subjection under his feet. But when he saith, All things are put in subjection, it is evident that he is 28 excepted who did subject all things unto him. "And when all things have been subjected unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subjected to him that did subject all things unto him, that God may be all in all.


Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why then are 30) they baptized for them? "why do we also stand in jeop31 ardy every hour? I protest by that glorying in you,


brethren, which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die (32 daily. "If after the manner of men I fought with beasts at Ephesus, 'what doth it profit me? If the dead are not 33 raised, let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we die. "Be not deceived: Evil company doth corrupt good manners. 15 Awake up righteously, and sin not; for some have no knowledge of God: I speak this to move you to shame.




But some one will say, How are the dead raised? and with what manner of body do they come? "Thou foolish one, that which thou thyself sowest is not quickened, ex37 cept it die: "and that which thou sowest, thou sowest not the body that shall be, but a bare grain, it may chance (38) of wheat, or of some other kind; "but God giveth it a body even as it pleased him, and to each seed a body of (39) its own. "All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is

1 Gr. the God and Father.

? Or, But when he shall have said, All things are put

in subjection (evidently excepting him that did subject all things unto him), when,

I say, all things &c.

the dead are not raised?

3 Or, your glorying

Let us eat &c.

4 Or, what doth it profit me, if 5 Gr. Awake out of drunkenness

A.V.—put down; 26 destroyed; 27 (hath)..under (him).. manifest..which..put..under; 28 shall be subdued..subject unto.. put.. under; 29 rise.. | the dead |; 30 And; 31 your rejoicing; 32 (have). . advantageth.. rise; 33 communications; 34 to righteousness..not the..your; 35 man..(up); 36 fool; 37 that..grain; 38 (hath)..every.. his.


one flesh of men, and another flesh of beasts, and another flesh of birds, and another of fishes. "There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is 41 another. "There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for 42 one star differeth from another star in glory. "So also is

the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; 43 it is raised in incorruption : "it is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in 44 power: "it is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual 45 body. "So also it is written, The first man Adam became a living soul. The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. (46 "Howbeit that is not first which is spiritual, but that (47 which is natural; then that which is spiritual. "The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is of heaven. "As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. "And as we have borne the image of the earthy, 'we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.




Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption 51 inherit incorruption. "Behold, I tell you a mystery: We 52 shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 'in a mo

ment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised 53 incorruptible, and we shall be changed. "For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must 54 put on immortality. "But when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is in victory. "O death,

55) written, Death is swallowed up


Many ancient authorities omit

Many ancient authorities read let us also bear.
this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and.

3 Or, victoriously

A.V.-39 (kind of); 44 and; 45 And..was made.. was made..quickening; 46 was.. (and) afterward; 47 [the Lord] from; 51 shew; 54 brought; 55 | grave ].

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