1 Corinthians - The 1st Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians

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Chapters in 1 Corinthians:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Total verses: 437

13 of the books of the Christian New Testament are the epistles (letters) of St. Paul, and Paul is the earliest and first Christian author for which we have historical writings1. Seven were probably written by Paul himself and six others have been written in his name by (anonymous) followers, some up to 80 years after his death. By the time the official Bible canon was produced, no-one knew that only some were genuine. The historical Paul probably did write 1 Thessalonians, Galatians, 1 Corinthians and 2 Corinthians, Philippians, Philemon and Romans. Letters forged in the name of Paul are 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, Ephesians, Colossians and 2 Thessalonians.2. Paul was born in Tarsus as "Saul" and adopted the name of Paul after converting to what is now Christianity. He was an early leader of the growing Christian churches around the Roman Empire, and the writings of St. Paul are the earliest existing Christian writings known to historians. Despite this, Paul never met Jesus and appears to rely mostly on Greek myths and legends, many of which he copied, placing Jesus at the center of them instead of their original heroes.

"St Paul - History, Biblical Epistles, Gnosticism and Mithraism" by Vexen Crabtree (1999)


1. The 16 chapters of 1 Corinthians (437 verses)

1 Corinthians chapter 1 (31 verses)

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1Paul called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother,Paul, a called apostle of Jesus Christ, through the will of God, and Sosthenes the brother,
2Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both their's and our's:to the assembly of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called saints, with all those calling upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ in every place -- both theirs and ours:
3Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ!
4I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ;I give thanks to my God always concerning you for the grace of God that was given to you in Christ Jesus,
5That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge;that in every thing ye were enriched in him, in all discourse and all knowledge,
6Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you:according as the testimony of the Christ was confirmed in you,
7So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ:so that ye are not behind in any gift, waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ,
8Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.who also shall confirm you unto the end -- unblamable in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ;
9God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.faithful `is' God, through whom ye were called to the fellowship of His Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
10Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.And I call upon you, brethren, through the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that the same thing ye may all say, and there may not be divisions among you, and ye may be perfected in the same mind, and in the same judgment,
11For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.for it was signified to me concerning you, my brethren, by those of Chloe, that contentions are among you;
12Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.and I say this, that each one of you saith, `I, indeed, am of Paul' -- `and I of Apollos,' -- `and I of Cephas,' -- `and I of Christ.'
13Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?Hath the Christ been divided? was Paul crucified for you? or to the name of Paul were ye baptized;
14I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius;I give thanks to God that no one of you did I baptize, except Crispus and Gaius --
15Lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own name.that no one may say that to my own name I did baptize;
16And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other.and I did baptize also Stephanas' household -- further, I have not known if I did baptize any other.
17For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.For Christ did not send me to baptize, but -- to proclaim good news; not in wisdom of discourse, that the cross of the Christ may not be made of none effect;
18For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.for the word of the cross to those indeed perishing is foolishness, and to us -- those being saved -- it is the power of God,
19For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.for it hath been written, `I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the intelligence of the intelligent I will bring to nought;'
20Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?where `is' the wise? where the scribe? where a disputer of this age? did not God make foolish the wisdom of this world?
21For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.for, seeing in the wisdom of God the world through the wisdom knew not God, it did please God through the foolishness of the preaching to save those believing.
22For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:Since also Jews ask a sign, and Greeks seek wisdom,
23But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;also we -- we preach Christ crucified, to Jews, indeed, a stumbling-block, and to Greeks foolishness,
24But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.and to those called -- both Jews and Greeks -- Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God,
25Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men;
26For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:for see your calling, brethren, that not many `are' wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble;
27But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;but the foolish things of the world did God choose, that the wise He may put to shame; and the weak things of the world did God choose that He may put to shame the strong;
28And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:and the base things of the world, and the things despised did God choose, and the things that are not, that the things that are He may make useless --
29That no flesh should glory in his presence.that no flesh may glory before Him;
30But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:and of Him ye -- ye are in Christ Jesus, who became to us from God wisdom, righteousness also, and sanctification, and redemption,
31That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.that, according as it hath been written, `He who is glorying -- in the Lord let him glory.'

1 Corinthians chapter 2 (16 verses)

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1And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.And I, having come unto you, brethren, came -- not in superiority of discourse or wisdom -- declaring to you the testimony of God,

For more on 1 Corinthians 2:2 see The Crucifixion in the Bible's Gospels: Differences and Contradictions

2For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.for I decided not to know any thing among you, except Jesus Christ, and him crucified;
3And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.and I, in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling, was with you;
4And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:and my word and my preaching was not in persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power --
5That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.that your faith may not be in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
6Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:And wisdom we speak among the perfect, and wisdom not of this age, nor of the rulers of this age -- of those becoming useless,
7But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:but we speak the hidden wisdom of God in a secret, that God foreordained before the ages to our glory,
8Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.which no one of the rulers of this age did know, for if they had known, the Lord of the glory they would not have crucified;
9But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.but, according as it hath been written, `What eye did not see, and ear did not hear, and upon the heart of man came not up, what God did prepare for those loving Him --'
10But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.but to us did God reveal `them' through His Spirit, for the Spirit all things doth search, even the depths of God,
11For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.for who of men hath known the things of the man, except the spirit of the man that `is' in him? so also the things of God no one hath known, except the Spirit of God.
12Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.And we the spirit of the world did not receive, but the Spirit that `is' of God, that we may know the things conferred by God on us,
13Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.which things also we speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Holy Spirit, with spiritual things spiritual things comparing,
14But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.and the natural man doth not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for to him they are foolishness, and he is not able to know `them', because spiritually they are discerned;
15But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.and he who is spiritual, doth discern indeed all things, and he himself is by no one discerned;
16For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.for who did know the mind of the Lord that he shall instruct Him? and we -- we have the mind of Christ.

1 Corinthians chapter 3 (23 verses) - Immature Christians who are jealous & not united; believers are God's field; believers are built together as God's temple3

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1And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.And I, brethren, was not able to speak to you as to spiritual, but as to fleshly -- as to babes in Christ;
2I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.with milk I fed you, and not with meat, for ye were not yet able, but not even yet are ye now able,
3For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?for yet ye are fleshly, for where `there is' among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not fleshly, and in the manner of men do walk?
4For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal?for when one may say, `I, indeed, am of Paul;' and another, `I -- of Apollos;' are ye not fleshly?
5Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?Who, then, is Paul, and who Apollos, but ministrants through whom ye did believe, and to each as the Lord gave?
6I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.I planted, Apollos watered, but God was giving growth;
7So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.so that neither is he who is planting anything, nor he who is watering, but He who is giving growth -- God;
8Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.and he who is planting and he who is watering are one, and each his own reward shall receive, according to his own labour,
9For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.for of God we are fellow-workmen; God's tillage, God's building ye are.
10According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.According to the grace of God that was given to me, as a wise master-builder, a foundation I have laid, and another doth build on `it',
11For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.for other foundation no one is able to lay except that which is laid, which is Jesus the Christ;
12Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;and if any one doth build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw --
13Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.of each the work shall become manifest, for the day shall declare `it', because in fire it is revealed, and the work of each, what kind it is, the fire shall prove;
14If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.if of any one the work doth remain that he built on `it', a wage he shall receive;
15If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.if of any the work is burned up, he shall suffer loss; and himself shall be saved, but so as through fire.
16Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?have ye not known that ye are a sanctuary of God, and the Spirit of God doth dwell in you?
17If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.if any one the sanctuary of God doth waste, him shall God waste; for the sanctuary of God is holy, the which ye are.
18Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.Let no one deceive himself; if any one doth seem to be wise among you in this age -- let him become a fool, that he may become wise,
19For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.for the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God, for it hath been written, `Who is taking the wise in their craftiness;'
20And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.and again, `The Lord doth know the reasonings of the wise, that they are vain.'
21Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are your's;So then, let no one glory in men, for all things are yours,
22Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are your's;whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things about to be -- all are yours,
23And ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.and ye `are' Christ's, and Christ `is' God's.

1 Corinthians chapter 4 (21 verses) - Christ's servants being faithful; not passing judgment; not being proud; apostles have a very humble & difficult work & life3

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1Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.Let a man so reckon us as officers of Christ, and stewards of the secrets of God,
2Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.and as to the rest, it is required in the stewards that one may be found faithful,
3But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man's judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self.and to me it is for a very little thing that by you I may be judged, or by man's day, but not even myself do I judge,
4For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord.for of nothing to myself have I been conscious, but not in this have I been declared right -- and he who is discerning me is the Lord:
5Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.so, then, nothing before the time judge ye, till the Lord may come, who will both bring to light the hidden things of the darkness, and will manifest the counsels of the hearts, and then the praise shall come to each from God.
6And these things, brethren, I have in 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 is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another.And these things, brethren, I did transfer to myself and to Apollos because of you, that in us ye may learn not to think above that which hath been written, that ye may not be puffed up one for one against the other,
7For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?for who doth make thee to differ? and what hast thou, that thou didst not receive? and if thou didst also receive, why dost thou glory as not having received?
8Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye have reigned as kings without us: and I would to God ye did reign, that we also might reign with you.Already ye are having been filled, already ye were rich, apart from us ye did reign, and I would also ye did reign, that we also with you may reign together,
9For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men.for I think that God did set forth us the apostles last -- as appointed to death, because a spectacle we became to the world, and messengers, and men;
10We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised.we `are' fools because of Christ, and ye wise in Christ; we `are' ailing, and ye strong; ye glorious, and we dishonoured;
11Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace;unto the present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and wander about,
12And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:and labour, working with `our' own hands; being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer;
13Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day.being spoken evil of, we entreat; as filth of the world we did become -- of all things an offscouring -- till now.
14I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.Not `as' putting you to shame do I write these things, but as my beloved children I do admonish,
15For though ye have ten thousand instructers in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.for if a myriad of child-conductors ye may have in Christ, yet not many fathers; for in Christ Jesus, through the good news, I -- I did beget you;
16Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.I call upon you, therefore, become ye followers of me;
17For this cause have I sent unto you Timotheus, who is my beloved son, and faithful in the Lord, who shall bring you into remembrance of my ways which be in Christ, as I teach every where in every church.because of this I sent to you Timotheus, who is my child, beloved and faithful in the Lord, who shall remind you of my ways in Christ, according as everywhere in every assembly I teach.
18Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come to you.And as if I were not coming unto you certain were puffed up;
19But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will, and will know, not the speech of them which are puffed up, but the power.but I will come quickly unto you, if the Lord may will, and I will know not the word of those puffed up, but the power;
20For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.for not in word is the reign of God, but in power?
21What will ye? shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?what do ye wish? with a rod shall I come unto you, or in love, with a spirit also of meekness?

1 Corinthians chapter 5 (13 verses) - Rebuking, removing & not mixing with participants of sexual immorality & evil in the church; Jesus is our Passover Lamb3

KJVYLTNotes
1It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father's wife.Whoredom is actually heard of among you, and such whoredom as is not even named among the nations -- as that one hath the wife of the father! --

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2And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you.and ye are having been puffed up, and did not rather mourn, that he may be removed out of the midst of you who did this work,
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,for I indeed, as being absent as to the body, and present as to the spirit, have already judged, as being present, him who so wrought this thing:
4In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ -- ye being gathered together, also my spirit -- with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,
5To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.to deliver up such a one to the Adversary for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
6Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?Not good `is' your glorying; have ye not known that a little leaven the whole lump doth leaven?
7Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:cleanse out, therefore, the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, according as ye are unleavened, for also our passover for us was sacrificed -- Christ,
8Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.so that we may keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of evil and wickedness, but with unleavened food of sincerity and truth.
9I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:I did write to you in the epistle, not to keep company with whoremongers --
10Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.and not certainly with the whoremongers of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or idolaters, seeing ye ought then to go forth out of the world --
11But now I have written unto you not 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 an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.and now, I did write to you not to keep company with `him', if any one, being named a brother, may be a whoremonger, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner -- with such a one not even to eat together;
12For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within?for what have I also those without to judge? those within do ye not judge?
13But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.and those without God doth judge; and put ye away the evil from among yourselves.

1 Corinthians chapter 6 (20 verses)

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1Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints?Dare any one of you, having a matter with the other, go to be judged before the unrighteous, and not before the saints?

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2Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?have ye not known that the saints shall judge the world? and if by you the world is judged, are ye unworthy of the smaller judgments?
3Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?have ye not known that we shall judge messengers? why not then the things of life?
4If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church.of the things of life, indeed, then, if ye may have judgment, those despised in the assembly -- these cause ye to sit;
5I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?unto your shame I speak: so there is not among you one wise man, not even one, who shall be able to discern in the midst of his brethren!
6But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers.but brother with brother doth go to be judged, and this before unbelievers!
7Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?Already, indeed, then, there is altogether a fault among you, that ye have judgments with one another; wherefore do ye not rather suffer injustice? wherefore be ye not rather defrauded?
8Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren.but ye -- ye do injustice, and ye defraud, and these -- brethren!
9Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,have ye not known that the unrighteous the reign of God shall not inherit? be not led astray; neither whoremongers, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor sodomites,
10Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, the reign of God shall inherit.
11And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.And certain of you were these! but ye were washed, but ye were sanctified, but ye were declared righteous, in the name of the Lord Jesus, and in the Spirit of our God.
12All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.All things are lawful to me, but all things are not profitable; all things are lawful to me, but I -- I will not be under authority by any;
13Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.the meats `are' for the belly, and the belly for the meats. And God both this and these shall make useless; and the body `is' not for whoredom, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body;
14And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power.and God both the Lord did raise, and us will raise up through His power.
15Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.Have ye not known that your bodies are members of Christ? having taken, then, the members of the Christ, shall I make `them' members of an harlot? let it be not!
16What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.have ye not known that he who is joined to the harlot is one body? `for they shall be -- saith He -- the two for one flesh.'
17But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.And he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit;
18Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.flee the whoredom; every sin -- whatever a man may commit -- is without the body, and he who is committing whoredom, against his own body doth sin.
19What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?Have ye not known that your body is a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit in you, which ye have from God? and ye are not your own,
20For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.for ye were bought with a price; glorify, then, God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's.

1 Corinthians chapter 7 (40 verses)

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1Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.And concerning the things of which ye wrote to me: good `it is' for a man not to touch a woman,

Some comments on 1 Corinthians 7:5 are on What Does the Christian Bible say About Prayer? How Should Christians Pray?: 2. Pray a Lot - But Use Not Repetitions

1 Corinthians 7:9: Marriage: Its Diversity and Character: 4.4. Christianity and Marriage

1 Corinthians 7:10-11: See St Paul - History, Biblical Epistles, Gnosticism and Mithraism: 6. The Misogyny of the New Testament: St Paul's Contribution

Some comments on 1 Corinthians 7:12-14 are on Marriage: Its Diversity and Character: 4.3. Dogmas About Marrying Outsiders From the Hebrew Scriptures and Christian Bible

1 Corinthians 7:12-14 comments: Incest in the Bible: Adam and Eve and Their Children, and Noah and His Family: 4. Dogmas About Marrying Outsiders (Exogamy) From the Hebrew Scriptures and Christian Bible

1 Corinthians 7:27-31 is referenced on The Christian Holy Bible: 2.4. The Imminent End of the World

1 Corinthians 7:27-31 comments: The End of the World is Nigh! The Dangers of Apocalyptism and End-Times Beliefs: 8.1. The Imminent End of the World in the Christian Bible

1 Corinthians 7:27-31 is referenced on The Gospel According to Saint Matthew: 6. The End of the World is Imminent

1 Corinthians 7:39 is referenced on St Paul - History, Biblical Epistles, Gnosticism and Mithraism: 6. The Misogyny of the New Testament: St Paul's Contribution

1 Corinthians 7:39 appears on Marriage: Its Diversity and Character: 4.3. Dogmas About Marrying Outsiders From the Hebrew Scriptures and Christian Bible

1 Corinthians 7:39: See Incest in the Bible: Adam and Eve and Their Children, and Noah and His Family: 4. Dogmas About Marrying Outsiders (Exogamy) From the Hebrew Scriptures and Christian Bible

2Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.and because of the whoredom let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her proper husband;
3Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband.to the wife let the husband the due benevolence render, and in like manner also the wife to the husband;
4The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife.the wife over her own body hath not authority, but the husband; and, in like manner also, the husband over his own body hath not authority, but the wife.
5Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.Defraud not one another, except by consent for a time, that ye may be free for fasting and prayer, and again may come together, that the Adversary may not tempt you because of your incontinence;
6But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment.and this I say by way of concurrence -- not of command,
7For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that.for I wish all men to be even as I myself `am'; but each his own gift hath of God, one indeed thus, and one thus.
8I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I.And I say to the unmarried and to the widows: it is good for them if they may remain even as I `am';
9But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.and if they have not continence -- let them marry, for it is better to marry than to burn;
10And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband:and to the married I announce -- not I, but the Lord -- let not a wife separate from a husband:
11But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife.but and if she may separate, let her remain unmarried, or to the husband let her be reconciled, and let not a husband send away a wife.
12But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away.And to the rest I speak -- not the Lord -- if any brother hath a wife unbelieving, and she is pleased to dwell with him, let him not send her away;
13And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him.and a woman who hath a husband unbelieving, and he is pleased to dwell with her, let her not send him away;
14For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.for the unbelieving husband hath been sanctified in the wife, and the unbelieving wife hath been sanctified in the husband; otherwise your children are unclean, but now they are holy.
15But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace.And, if the unbelieving doth separate himself -- let him separate himself: the brother or the sister is not under servitude in such `cases', and in peace hath God called us;
16For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife?for what, hast thou known, O wife, whether the husband thou shalt save? or what, hast thou known, O husband, whether the wife thou shalt save?
17But as God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord hath called every one, so let him walk. And so ordain I in all churches.if not, as God did distribute to each, as the Lord hath called each -- so let him walk; and thus in all the assemblies do I direct:
18Is any man called being circumcised? let him not become uncircumcised. Is any called in uncircumcision? let him not be circumcised.being circumcised -- was any one called? let him not become uncircumcised; in uncircumcision was any one called? let him not be circumcised;
19Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.the circumcision is nothing, and the uncircumcision is nothing -- but a keeping of the commands of God.
20Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called.Each in the calling in which he was called -- in this let him remain;
21Art thou called being a servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather.a servant -- wast thou called? be not anxious; but if also thou art able to become free -- use `it' rather;
22For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ's servant.for he who `is' in the Lord -- having been called a servant -- is the Lord's freedman: in like manner also he the freeman, having been called, is servant of Christ:
23Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.with a price ye were bought, become not servants of men;
24Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God.each, in that in which he was called, brethren, in this let him remain with God.
25Now concerning virgins I have no commandment of the Lord: yet I give my judgment, as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful.And concerning the virgins, a command of the Lord I have not; and I give judgment as having obtained kindness from the Lord to be faithful:
26I suppose therefore that this is good for the present distress, I say, that it is good for a man so to be.I suppose, therefore, this to be good because of the present necessity, that `it is' good for a man that the matter be thus: --
27Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife.Hast thou been bound to a wife? seek not to be loosed; hast thou been loosed from a wife? seek not a wife.
28But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh: but I spare you.But and if thou mayest marry, thou didst not sin; and if the virgin may marry, she did not sin; and such shall have tribulation in the flesh: and I spare you.
29But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none;And this I say, brethren, the time henceforth is having been shortened -- that both those having wives may be as not having;
30And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not;and those weeping, as not weeping; and those rejoicing, as not rejoicing; and those buying, as not possessing;
31And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away.and those using this world, as not using `it' up; for passing away is the fashion of this world.
32But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord:And I wish you to be without anxiety; the unmarried is anxious for the things of the Lord, how he shall please the Lord;
33But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife.and the married is anxious for the things of the world, how he shall please the wife.
34There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the 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 may please her husband.The wife and the virgin have been distinguished: the unmarried is anxious for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit, and the married is anxious for the things of the world, how she shall please the husband.
35And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction.And this for your own profit I say: not that I may cast a noose upon you, but for the seemliness and devotedness to the Lord, undistractedly,
36But if any man think that he behaveth himself uncomely toward his virgin, if she pass the flower of her age, and need so require, let him do what he will, he sinneth not: let them marry.and if any one doth think `it' to be unseemly to his virgin, if she may be beyond the bloom of age, and it ought so to be, what he willeth let him do; he doth not sin -- let him marry.
37Nevertheless he that standeth stedfast in his heart, having no necessity, but hath power over his own will, and hath so decreed in his heart that he will keep his virgin, doeth well.And he who hath stood stedfast in the heart -- not having necessity -- and hath authority over his own will, and this he hath determined in his heart -- to keep his own virgin -- doth well;
38So then he that giveth her in marriage doeth well; but he that giveth her not in marriage doeth better.so that both he who is giving in marriage doth well, and he who is not giving in marriage doth better.
39The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord.A wife hath been bound by law as long time as her husband may live, and if her husband may sleep, she is free to be married to whom she will -- only in the Lord;
40But she is happier if she so abide, after my judgment: and I think also that I have the Spirit of God.and she is happier if she may so remain -- according to my judgment; and I think I also have the Spirit of God.

1 Corinthians chapter 8 (13 verses) - Have humility in knowledge; instruction about eating food offered to idols; don't let your "freedom" cause others to sin3

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1Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.And concerning the things sacrificed to idols, we have known that we all have knowledge: knowledge puffeth up, but love buildeth up;
2And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.and if any one doth think to know anything, he hath not yet known anything according as it behoveth `him' to know;
3But if any man love God, the same is known of him.and if any one doth love God, this one hath been known by Him.
4As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is none other God but one.Concerning the eating then of the things sacrificed to idols, we have known that an idol `is' nothing in the world, and that there is no other God except one;
5For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,)for even if there are those called gods, whether in heaven, whether upon earth -- as there are gods many and lords many --
6But to us there 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.yet to us `is' one God, the Father, of whom `are' the all things, and we to Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom `are' the all things, and we through Him;
7Howbeit there is not in every man that knowledge: for some with conscience of the idol unto this hour eat it as a thing offered unto an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled.but not in all men `is' the knowledge, and certain with conscience of the idol, till now, as a thing sacrificed to an idol do eat `it', and their conscience, being weak, is defiled.
8But meat commendeth us not to God: for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat not, are we the worse.But victuals do not commend us to God, for neither if we may eat are we in advance; nor if we may not eat, are we behind;
9But take heed lest by any means this liberty of your's become a stumblingblock to them that are weak.but see, lest this privilege of yours may become a stumbling-block to the infirm,
10For if any man 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 those things which are offered to idols;for if any one may see thee that hast knowledge in an idol's temple reclining at meat -- shall not his conscience -- he being infirm -- be emboldened to eat the things sacrificed to idols,
11And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died?and the brother who is infirm shall perish by thy knowledge, because of whom Christ died?
12But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ.and thus sinning in regard to the brethren, and smiting their weak conscience -- in regard to Christ ye sin;
13Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.wherefore, if victuals cause my brother to stumble, I may eat no flesh -- to the age -- that my brother I may not cause to stumble.

1 Corinthians chapter 9 (27 verses) - Rights and duties of an apostle; Paul's example as an apostle: not a burden, being a servant to everyone, being disciplined3

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1Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not ye my work in the Lord?Am not I an apostle? am not I free? Jesus Christ our Lord have I not seen? my work are not ye in the Lord?
2If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord.if to others I am not an apostle -- yet doubtless to you I am; for the seal of my apostleship are ye in the Lord.
3Mine answer to them that do examine me is this,My defence to those who examine me in this;
4Have we not power to eat and to drink?have we not authority to eat and to drink?
5Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?have we not authority a sister -- a wife -- to lead about, as also the other apostles, and the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?
6Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to forbear working?or only I and Barnabas, have we not authority -- not to work?
7Who goeth a warfare any time at his own charges? who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock?who doth serve as a soldier at his own charges at any time? who doth plant a vineyard, and of its fruit doth not eat? or who doth feed a flock, and of the milk of the flock doth not eat?
8Say I these things as a man? or saith not the law the same also?According to man do I speak these things? or doth not also the law say these things?
9For it is written in the law of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen?for in the law of Moses it hath been written, `thou shalt not muzzle an ox treading out corn;' for the oxen doth God care?
10Or saith he it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written: that he that ploweth should plow in hope; and that he that thresheth in hope should be partaker of his hope.or because of us by all means doth He say `it'? yes, because of us it was written, because in hope ought the plower to plow, and he who is treading `ought' of his hope to partake in hope.
11If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?If we to you the spiritual things did sow -- great `is it' if we your fleshly things do reap?
12If others be partakers of this power over you, are not we rather? Nevertheless we have not used this power; but suffer all things, lest we should hinder the gospel of Christ.if others do partake of the authority over you -- not we more? but we did not use this authority, but all things we bear, that we may give no hindrance to the good news of the Christ.
13Do ye not know that they which minister about holy things live of the things of the temple? and they which wait at the altar are partakers with the altar?Have ye not known that those working about the things of the temple -- of the temple do eat, and those waiting at the altar -- with the altar are partakers?
14Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel.so also did the Lord direct to those proclaiming the good news: of the good news to live.
15But I have used none of these things: neither have I written these things, that it should be so done unto me: for it were better for me to die, than that any man should make my glorying void.And I have used none of these things; neither did I write these things that it may be so done in my case, for `it is' good for me rather to die, than that any one may make my glorying void;
16For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!for if I may proclaim good news, it is no glorying for me, for necessity is laid upon me, and wo is to me if I may not proclaim good news;
17For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me.for if willing I do this, I have a reward; and if unwillingly -- with a stewardship I have been entrusted!
18What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.What, then, is my reward? -- that proclaiming good news, without charge I shall make the good news of the Christ, not to abuse my authority in the good news;
19For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.for being free from all men, to all men I made myself servant, that the more I might gain;
20And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;and I became to the Jews as a Jew, that Jews I might gain; to those under law as under law, that those under law I might gain;
21To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law.to those without law, as without law -- (not being without law to God, but within law to Christ) -- that I might gain those without law;
22To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.I became to the infirm as infirm, that the infirm I might gain; to all men I have become all things, that by all means I may save some.
23And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.And this I do because of the good news, that a fellow-partaker of it I may become;
24Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.have ye not known that those running in a race -- all indeed run, but one doth receive the prize? so run ye, that ye may obtain;
25And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.and every one who is striving, is in all things temperate; these, indeed, then, that a corruptible crown they may receive, but we an incorruptible;
26I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:I, therefore, thus run, not as uncertainly, thus I fight, as not beating air;
27But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.but I chastise my body, and bring `it' into servitude, lest by any means, having preached to others -- I myself may become disapproved.

1 Corinthians chapter 10 (33 verses) - History of Israel in wilderness are examples for us; instructions about not worshipping idols or eating food offered to idols3

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1Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;And I do not wish you to be ignorant, brethren, that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea,

1 Corinthians 10:14 is referenced on Pascal's Wager is Safer in Reverse: Picking a Religion is Dangerous Business: 3.3. The Christian Bible - Believing the Wrong Things is a Ticket to Hell

2And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;and all to Moses were baptized in the cloud, and in the sea;
3And did all eat the same spiritual meat;and all the same spiritual food did eat,
4And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.and all the same spiritual drink did drink, for they were drinking of a spiritual rock following them, and the rock was the Christ;
5But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.but in the most of them God was not well pleased, for they were strewn in the wilderness,
6Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.and those things became types of us, for our not passionately desiring evil things, as also these did desire.
7Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.Neither become ye idolaters, as certain of them, as it hath been written, `The people sat down to eat and to drink, and stood up to play;'
8Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.neither may we commit whoredom, as certain of them did commit whoredom, and there fell in one day twenty-three thousand;
9Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.neither may we tempt the Christ, as also certain of them did tempt, and by the serpents did perish;
10Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.neither murmur ye, as also some of them did murmur, and did perish by the destroyer.
11Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.And all these things as types did happen to those persons, and they were written for our admonition, to whom the end of the ages did come,
12Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.so that he who is thinking to stand -- let him observe, lest he fall.
13There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.No temptation hath taken you -- except human; and God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above what ye are able, but He will make, with the temptation, also the outlet, for your being able to bear `it'.
14Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.Wherefore, my beloved, flee from the idolatry;
15I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.as to wise men I speak -- judge ye what I say:
16The cup of blessing 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?The cup of the blessing that we bless -- is it not the fellowship of the blood of the Christ? the bread that we break -- is it not the fellowship of the body of the Christ?
17For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.because one bread, one body, are we the many -- for we all of the one bread do partake.
18Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?See Israel according to the flesh! are not those eating the sacrifices in the fellowship of the altar?
19What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing?what then do I say? that an idol is anything? or that a sacrifice offered to an idol is anything? --
20But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.`no,' but that the things that the nations sacrifice -- they sacrifice to demons and not to God; and I do not wish you to come into the fellowship of the demons.
21Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.Ye are not able the cup of the Lord to drink, and the cup of demons; ye are not able of the table of the Lord to partake, and of the table of demons;
22Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?do we arouse the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than He?
23All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.All things to me are lawful, but all things are not profitable; all things to me are lawful, but all things do not build up;
24Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth.let no one seek his own -- but each another's.
25Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake:Whatever in the meat-market is sold eat ye, not inquiring, because of the conscience,
26For the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof.for the Lord's `is' the earth, and its fulness;
27If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake.and if any one of the unbelieving do call you, and ye wish to go, all that is set before you eat, nothing inquiring, because of the conscience;
28But if any man say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake: for the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof:and if any one may say to you, `This is a thing sacrificed to an idol,' -- do not eat, because of that one who shewed `it', and of the conscience, for the Lord's `is' the earth and its fulness:
29Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is my liberty judged of another man's conscience?and conscience, I say, not of thyself, but of the other, for why `is it' that my liberty is judged by another's conscience?
30For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks?and if I thankfully do partake, why am I evil spoken of, for that for which I give thanks?
31Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.Whether, then, ye eat, or drink, or do anything, do all to the glory of God;
32Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:become offenceless, both to Jews and Greeks, and to the assembly of God;
33Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.as I also in all things do please all, not seeking my own profit, but that of many -- that they may be saved.

1 Corinthians chapter 11 (34 verses)

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1Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.Followers of me become ye, as I also `am' of Christ.

Some comments on 1 Corinthians 11:3 are on St Paul - History, Biblical Epistles, Gnosticism and Mithraism: 6. The Misogyny of the New Testament: St Paul's Contribution

1 Corinthians 11:3 is referenced on Arian Christianity (the Father is Greater than the Son): A Precursor to Modern Christianity: 5. Biblical References

1 Corinthians 11:3-10,13-15: Religious Clothing and Symbols in Secular Democracies: 4. Why Do Some Christians and Muslims Cover Their Hair?

Some comments on 1 Corinthians 11:3-10,13-15 are on Why Do Women Have to Cover Their Hair in Judaism, Christianity and Islam?

For more on 1 Corinthians 11:3-10 see Why Do Women Have to Cover Their Hair in Judaism, Christianity and Islam?: 1. Genesis 6 and 1 Corinthians 11:3-10, 13-15 (Judaism, Christianity)

1 Corinthians 11:3-10 is referenced on Biblical Dress Codes: God's Laws on Clothes: 2. Why Women Must Cover Their Hair

1 Corinthians 11:8-9 is referenced on St Paul - History, Biblical Epistles, Gnosticism and Mithraism: 6. The Misogyny of the New Testament: St Paul's Contribution

1 Corinthians 11:10,15: See Noah, the Ark and the Flood, from the Bible Book of Genesis: 4.2.1. Giants, Lesser Gods or the Elders Sons of God: Falling for Human Women

1 Corinthians 11:10,15: See Why Do Women Have to Cover Their Hair in Judaism, Christianity and Islam?: 1. Genesis 6 and 1 Corinthians 11:3-10, 13-15 (Judaism, Christianity)

1 Corinthians 11:10,15 appears on Biblical Dress Codes: God's Laws on Clothes: 2. Why Women Must Cover Their Hair

1 Corinthians 11:13-15: Why Do Women Have to Cover Their Hair in Judaism, Christianity and Islam?: 1. Genesis 6 and 1 Corinthians 11:3-10, 13-15 (Judaism, Christianity)

1 Corinthians 11:13-15 is referenced on Biblical Dress Codes: God's Laws on Clothes: 2. Why Women Must Cover Their Hair

2Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you.And I praise you, brethren, that in all things ye remember me, and according as I did deliver to you, the deliverances ye keep,
3But 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.and I wish you to know that of every man the head is the Christ, and the head of a woman is the husband, and the head of Christ is God.
4Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head.Every man praying or prophesying, having the head covered, doth dishonour his head,
5But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.and every woman praying or prophesying with the head uncovered, doth dishonour her own head, for it is one and the same thing with her being shaven,
6For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.for if a woman is not covered -- then let her be shorn, and if `it is' a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven -- let her be covered;
7For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.for a man, indeed, ought not to cover the head, being the image and glory of God, and a woman is the glory of a man,
8For the man is not of the woman: but the woman of the man.for a man is not of a woman, but a woman `is' of a man,
9Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.for a man also was not created because of the woman, but a woman because of the man;
10For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.because of this the woman ought to have `a token of' authority upon the head, because of the messengers;
11Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord.but neither `is' a man apart from a woman, nor a woman apart from a man, in the Lord,
12For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God.for as the woman `is' of the man, so also the man `is' through the woman, and the all things `are' of God.
13Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered?In your own selves judge ye; is it seemly for a woman uncovered to pray to God?
14Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?doth not even nature itself teach you, that if a man indeed have long hair, a dishonour it is to him?
15But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.and a woman, if she have long hair, a glory it is to her, because the hair instead of a covering hath been given to her;
16But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.and if any one doth think to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the assemblies of God.
17Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse.And this declaring, I give no praise, because not for the better, but for the worse ye come together;
18For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it.for first, indeed, ye coming together in an assembly, I hear of divisions being among you, and partly I believe `it',
19For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.for it behoveth sects also to be among you, that those approved may become manifest among you;
20When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord's supper.ye, then, coming together at the same place -- it is not to eat the Lord's supper;
21For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken.for each his own supper doth take before in the eating, and one is hungry, and another is drunk;
22What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not.why, have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or the assembly of God do ye despise, and shame those not having? what may I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I do not praise!
23For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:For I -- I received from the Lord that which also I did deliver to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which he was delivered up, took bread,
24And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.and having given thanks, he brake, and said, `Take ye, eat ye, this is my body, that for you is being broken; this do ye -- to the remembrance of me.'
25After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.In like manner also the cup after the supping, saying, `This cup is the new covenant in my blood; this do ye, as often as ye may drink `it' -- to the remembrance of me;'
26For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.for as often as ye may eat this bread, and this cup may drink, the death of the Lord ye do shew forth -- till he may come;
27Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.so that whoever may eat this bread or may drink the cup of the Lord unworthily, guilty he shall be of the body and blood of the Lord:
28But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.and let a man be proving himself, and so of the bread let him eat, and of the cup let him drink;
29For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.for he who is eating and drinking unworthily, judgment to himself he doth eat and drink -- not discerning the body of the Lord.
30For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.Because of this, among you many `are' weak and sickly, and sleep do many;
31For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.for if ourselves we were discerning, we would not be being judged,
32But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.and being judged by the Lord, we are chastened, that with the world we may not be condemned;
33Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another.so then, my brethren, coming together to eat, for one another wait ye;
34And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.and if any one is hungry, at home let him eat, that to judgment ye may not come together; and the rest, whenever I may come, I shall arrange.

1 Corinthians chapter 12 (31 verses)

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1Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.And concerning the spiritual things, brethren, I do not wish you to be ignorant;
2Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led.ye have known that ye were nations, unto the dumb idols -- as ye were led -- being carried away;
3Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.wherefore, I give you to understand that no one, in the Spirit of God speaking, saith Jesus `is' anathema, and no one is able to say Jesus `is' Lord, except in the Holy Spirit.
4Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.And there are diversities of gifts, and the same Spirit;
5And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.and there are diversities of ministrations, and the same Lord;
6And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.and there are diversities of workings, and it is the same God -- who is working the all in all.
7But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.And to each hath been given the manifestation of the Spirit for profit;
8For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;for to one through the Spirit hath been given a word of wisdom, and to another a word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit;
9To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;and to another faith in the same Spirit, and to another gifts of healings in the same Spirit;
10To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:and to another in-workings of mighty deeds; and to another prophecy; and to another discernings of spirits; and to another `divers' kinds of tongues; and to another interpretation of tongues:
11But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.and all these doth work the one and the same Spirit, dividing to each severally as he intendeth.
12For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.For, even as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of the one body, being many, are one body, so also `is' the Christ,
13For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.for also in one Spirit we all to one body were baptized, whether Jews or Greeks, whether servants or freemen, and all into one Spirit were made to drink,
14For the body is not one member, but many.for also the body is not one member, but many;
15If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?if the foot may say, `Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body;' it is not, because of this, not of the body;
16And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?and if the ear may say, `Because I am not an eye, I am not of the body;' it is not, because of this, not of the body?
17If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?If the whole body `were' an eye, where the hearing? if the whole hearing, where the smelling?
18But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.and now, God did set the members each one of them in the body, according as He willed,
19And if they were all one member, where were the body?and if all were one member, where the body?
20But now are they many members, yet but one body.and now, indeed, `are' many members, and one body;
21And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.and an eye is not able to say to the hand, `I have no need of thee;' nor again the head to the feet, `I have no need of you.'
22Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary:But much more the members of the body which seem to be more infirm are necessary,
23And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.and those that we think to be less honourable of the body, around these we put more abundant honour, and our unseemly things have seemliness more abundant,
24For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked.and our seemly things have no need; but God did temper the body together, to the lacking part having given more abundant honour,
25That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same anxiety for one another,
26And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.and whether one member doth suffer, suffer with `it' do all the members, or one member is glorified, rejoice with `it' do all the members;
27Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.and ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.
28And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.And some, indeed, did God set in the assembly, first apostles, secondly prophets, thirdly teachers, afterwards powers, afterwards gifts of healings, helpings, governings, divers kinds of tongues;
29Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?`are' all apostles? `are' all prophets? `are' all teachers? `are' all powers?
30Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?have all gifts of healings? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?
31But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.and desire earnestly the better gifts; and yet a far excelling way do I shew to you:

1 Corinthians chapter 13 (13 verses)

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1Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.If with the tongues of men and of messengers I speak, and have not love, I have become brass sounding, or a cymbal tinkling;

For more on 1 Corinthians 13:11 see What Causes Religion and Superstitions?: 4.2. Childhood Fantasies

2And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.and if I have prophecy, and know all the secrets, and all the knowledge, and if I have all the faith, so as to remove mountains, and have not love, I am nothing;
3And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.and if I give away to feed others all my goods, and if I give up my body that I may be burned, and have not love, I am profited nothing.
4Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,The love is long-suffering, it is kind, the love doth not envy, the love doth not vaunt itself, is not puffed up,
5Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;doth not act unseemly, doth not seek its own things, is not provoked, doth not impute evil,
6Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;rejoiceth not over the unrighteousness, and rejoiceth with the truth;
7Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.all things it beareth, all it believeth, all it hopeth, all it endureth.
8Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.The love doth never fail; and whether `there be' prophecies, they shall become useless; whether tongues, they shall cease; whether knowledge, it shall become useless;
9For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.for in part we know, and in part we prophecy;
10But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.and when that which is perfect may come, then that which `is' in part shall become useless.
11When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.When I was a babe, as a babe I was speaking, as a babe I was thinking, as a babe I was reasoning, and when I have become a man, I have made useless the things of the babe;
12For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.for we see now through a mirror obscurely, and then face to face; now I know in part, and then I shall fully know, as also I was known;
13And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.and now there doth remain faith, hope, love -- these three; and the greatest of these `is' love.

1 Corinthians chapter 14 (40 verses) - Importance of proclaiming God's message, having understandable message, order in worship, speaking in tongues, women in church3

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1Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.Pursue the love, and seek earnestly the spiritual things, and rather that ye may prophecy,

1 Corinthians 14:34 is discussed on St Paul - History, Biblical Epistles, Gnosticism and Mithraism: 6. The Misogyny of the New Testament: St Paul's Contribution

2For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.for he who is speaking in an `unknown' tongue -- to men he doth not speak, but to God, for no one doth hearken, and in spirit he doth speak secrets;
3But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.and he who is prophesying to men doth speak edification, and exhortation, and comfort;
4He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.he who is speaking in an `unknown' tongue, himself doth edify, and he who is prophesying, an assembly doth edify;
5I would that ye all spake with tongues but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.and I wish you all to speak with tongues, and more that ye may prophecy, for greater is he who is prophesying than he who is speaking with tongues, except one may interpret, that the assembly may receive edification.
6Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine?And now, brethren, if I may come unto you speaking tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either in revelation, or in knowledge, or in prophesying, or in teaching?
7And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped?yet the things without life giving sound -- whether pipe or harp -- if a difference in the sounds they may not give, how shall be known that which is piped or that which is harped?
8For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?for if also an uncertain sound a trumpet may give, who shall prepare himself for battle?
9So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air.so also ye, if through the tongue, speech easily understood ye may not give -- how shall that which is spoken be known? for ye shall be speaking to air.
10There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification.There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is unmeaning,
11Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me.if, then, I do not know the power of the voice, I shall be to him who is speaking a foreigner, and he who is speaking, is to me a foreigner;
12Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church.so also ye, since ye are earnestly desirous of spiritual gifts, for the building up of the assembly seek that ye may abound;
13Wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret.wherefore he who is speaking in an `unknown' tongue -- let him pray that he may interpret;
14For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.for if I pray in an `unknown' tongue, my spirit doth pray, and my understanding is unfruitful.
15What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.What then is it? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray also with the understanding; I will sing psalms with the spirit, and I will sing psalms also with the understanding;
16Else when thou shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of the unlearned say Amen at thy giving of thanks, seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest?since, if thou mayest bless with the spirit, he who is filling the place of the unlearned, how shall he say the Amen at thy giving of thanks, since what thou dost say he hath not known?
17For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified.for thou, indeed, dost give thanks well, but the other is not built up!
18I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all:I give thanks to my God -- more than you all with tongues speaking --
19Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.but in an assembly I wish to speak five words through my understanding, that others also I may instruct, rather than myriads of words in an `unknown' tongue.
20Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.Brethren, become not children in the understanding, but in the evil be ye babes, and in the understanding become ye perfect;
21In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith the Lord.in the law it hath been written, that, `With other tongues and with other lips I will speak to this people, and not even so will they hear Me, saith the Lord;'
22Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe.so that the tongues are for a sign, not to the believing, but to the unbelieving; and the prophesy `is' not for the unbelieving, but for the believing,
23If therefore the whole church be come together into one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those that are unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad?If, therefore, the whole assembly may come together, to the same place, and all may speak with tongues, and there may come in unlearned or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad?
24But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all:and if all may prophecy, and any one may come in, an unbeliever or unlearned, he is convicted by all, he is discerned by all,
25And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on his face he will worship God, and report that God is in you of a truth.and so the secrets of his heart become manifest, and so having fallen upon `his' face, he will bow before God, declaring that God really is among you.
26How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.What then is it, brethren? whenever ye may come together, each of you hath a psalm, hath a teaching, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation? let all things be for building up;
27If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret.if an `unknown' tongue any one do speak, by two, or at the most, by three, and in turn, and let one interpret;
28But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.and if there may be no interpreter, let him be silent in an assembly, and to himself let him speak, and to God.
29Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge.And prophets -- let two or three speak, and let the others discern,
30If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace.and if to another sitting `anything' may be revealed, let the first be silent;
31For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.for ye are able, one by one, all to prophesy, that all may learn, and all may be exhorted,
32And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.and the spiritual gift of prophets to prophets are subject,
33For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.for God is not `a God' of tumult, but of peace, as in all the assemblies of the saints.
34Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law.Your women in the assemblies let them be silent, for it hath not been permitted to them to speak, but to be subject, as also the law saith;
35And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.and if they wish to learn anything, at home their own husbands let them question, for it is a shame to women to speak in an assembly.
36What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only?From you did the word of God come forth? or to you alone did it come?
37If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.if any one doth think to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge the things that I write to you -- that of the Lord they are commands;
38But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.and if any one is ignorant -- let him be ignorant;
39Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.so that, brethren, earnestly desire to prophesy, and to speak with tongues do not forbid;
40Let all things be done decently and in order.let all things be done decently and in order.

1 Corinthians chapter 15 (58 verses)

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1Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;And I make known to you, brethren, the good news that I proclaimed to you, which also ye did receive, in which also ye have stood,

1 Corinthians 15:5 appears on The 12 Disciples: The Christian Take on Ancient Astrology: 2. Christian Adoption of the 12

1 Corinthians 15:5: The 12 Disciples: The Christian Take on Ancient Astrology: 2. Christian Adoption of the 12

For more on 1 Corinthians 15:8-11 see St Paul - History, Biblical Epistles, Gnosticism and Mithraism: 2.1. The Conversion

Some comments on 1 Corinthians 15:21 are on Book of Genesis chapter 3: Adam, Eve and the Serpent in the Garden of Eden: 3.0. Genesis 3:14-19 - The Punishment of All Mankind for the Original Sin

1 Corinthians 15:21 comments: Christian Mythology: Adam and Eve, and the Serpent, in the Garden of Eden: 2.1. Inherited Sin: No Justice, No Free Will

1 Corinthians 15:21 is referenced on Is Free Will the Reason God Allows Evil and Suffering?: 3. Adam and Eve

Some comments on 1 Corinthians 15:33 are on Marriage: Its Diversity and Character: 4.3. Dogmas About Marrying Outsiders From the Hebrew Scriptures and Christian Bible

For more on 1 Corinthians 15:33 see Incest in the Bible: Adam and Eve and Their Children, and Noah and His Family: 4. Dogmas About Marrying Outsiders (Exogamy) From the Hebrew Scriptures and Christian Bible

1 Corinthians 15:51-55 appears on What Do Religions Say About Souls?

1 Corinthians 15:51-55 comments: What Do Religions Say About Souls?: 2.3. Christianity: No Souls, Only Physical Resurrection

1 Corinthians 15:51-58: See What Do Religions Say About Souls?: 2.3. Christianity: No Souls, Only Physical Resurrection

1 Corinthians 15:51-55: See Souls do not Exist: Evidence from Science & Philosophy Against Mind-Body Dualism: 5. Religion

2By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.through which also ye are being saved, in what words I proclaimed good news to you, if ye hold fast, except ye did believe in vain,
3For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;for I delivered to you first, what also I did receive, that Christ died for our sins, according to the Writings,
4And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:and that he was buried, and that he hath risen on the third day, according to the Writings,
5And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve,
6After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.afterwards he appeared to above five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain till now, and certain also did fall asleep;
7After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.afterwards he appeared to James, then to all the apostles.
8And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.And last of all -- as to the untimely birth -- he appeared also to me,
9For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.for I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I did persecute the assembly of God,
10But 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 they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.and by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace that `is' towards me came not in vain, but more abundantly than they all did I labour, yet not I, but the grace of God that `is' with me;
11Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.whether, then, I or they, so we preach, and so ye did believe.
12Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?And if Christ is preached, that out of the dead he hath risen, how say certain among you, that there is no rising again of dead persons?
13But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:and if there be no rising again of dead persons, neither hath Christ risen;
14And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.and if Christ hath not risen, then void `is' our preaching, and void also your faith,
15Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.and we also are found false witnesses of God, because we did testify of God that He raised up the Christ, whom He did not raise if then dead persons do not rise;
16For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:for if dead persons do not rise, neither hath Christ risen,
17And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.and if Christ hath not risen, vain is your faith, ye are yet in your sins;
18Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.then, also, those having fallen asleep in Christ did perish;
19If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.if in this life we have hope in Christ only, of all men we are most to be pitied.
20But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.And now, Christ hath risen out of the dead -- the first-fruits of those sleeping he became,
21For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.for since through man `is' the death, also through man `is' a rising again of the dead,
22For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.for even as in Adam all die, so also in the Christ all shall be made alive,
23But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.and each in his proper order, a first-fruit Christ, afterwards those who are the Christ's, in his presence,
24Then cometh the end, 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.then -- the end, when he may deliver up the reign to God, even the Father, when he may have made useless all rule, and all authority and power --
25For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.for it behoveth him to reign till he may have put all the enemies under his feet --
26The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.the last enemy is done away -- death;
27For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.for all things He did put under his feet, and, when one may say that all things have been subjected, `it is' evident that He is excepted who did subject the all things to him,
28And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.and when the all things may be subjected to him, then the Son also himself shall be subject to Him, who did subject to him the all things, that God may be the all in all.
29Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?Seeing what shall they do who are baptized for the dead, if the dead do not rise at all? why also are they baptized for the dead?
30And why stand we in jeopardy every hour?why also do we stand in peril every hour?
31I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.Every day do I die, by the glorying of you that I have in Christ Jesus our Lord:
32If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die.if after the manner of a man with wild beasts I fought in Ephesus, what the advantage to me if the dead do not rise? let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we die!
33Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.Be not led astray; evil communications corrupt good manners;
34Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.awake up, as is right, and sin not; for certain have an ignorance of God; for shame to you I say `it'.
35But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come?But some one will say, `How do the dead rise?
36Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:unwise! thou -- what thou dost sow is not quickened except it may die;
37And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain:and that which thou dost sow, not the body that shall be dost thou sow, but bare grain, it may be of wheat, or of some one of the others,
38But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.and God doth give to it a body according as He willed, and to each of the seeds its proper body.
39All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.All flesh `is' not the same flesh, but there is one flesh of men, and another flesh of beasts, and another of fishes, and another of birds;
40There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.and `there are' heavenly bodies, and earthly bodies; but one `is' the glory of the heavenly, and another that of the earthly;
41There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.one glory of sun, and another glory of moon, and another glory of stars, for star from star doth differ in glory.
42So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:So also `is' the rising again of the dead: it is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption;
43It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:it is sown in dishonour, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power;
44It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body; there is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body;
45And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.so also it hath been written, `The first man Adam became a living creature,' the last Adam `is' for a life-giving spirit,
46Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.but that which is spiritual `is' not first, but that which `was' natural, afterwards that which `is' spiritual.
47The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven.The first man `is' out of the earth, earthy; the second man `is' the Lord out of heaven;
48As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.as `is' the earthy, such `are' also the earthy; and as `is' the heavenly, such `are' also the heavenly;
49And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.and, according as we did bear the image of the earthy, we shall bear also the image of the heavenly.
50Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.And this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood the reign of God is not able to inherit, nor doth the corruption inherit the incorruption;
51Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,lo, I tell you a secret; we indeed shall not all sleep, and we all shall be changed;
52In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, in the last trumpet, for it shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we -- we shall be changed:
53For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.for it behoveth this corruptible to put on incorruption, and this mortal to put on immortality;
54So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.and when this corruptible may have put on incorruption, and this mortal may have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the word that hath been written, `The Death was swallowed up -- to victory;
55O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?where, O Death, thy sting? where, O Hades, thy victory?'
56The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.and the sting of the death `is' the sin, and the power of the sin the law;
57But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.and to God -- thanks, to Him who is giving us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ;
58Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.so that, my brethren beloved, become ye stedfast, unmovable, abounding in the work of the Lord at all times, knowing that your labour is not vain in the Lord.

1 Corinthians chapter 16 (24 verses)

KJVYLTNotes
1Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye.And concerning the collection that `is' for the saints, as I directed to the assemblies of Galatia, so also ye -- do ye;
2Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.on every first `day' of the week, let each one of you lay by him, treasuring up whatever he may have prospered, that when I may come then collections may not be made;
3And when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem.and whenever I may come, whomsoever ye may approve, through letters, these I will send to carry your favour to Jerusalem;
4And if it be meet that I go also, they shall go with me.and if it be meet for me also to go, with me they shall go.
5Now I will come unto you, when I shall pass through Macedonia: for I do pass through Macedonia.And I will come unto you, when I pass through Macedonia -- for Macedonia I do pass through --
6And it may be that I will abide, yea, and winter with you, that ye may bring me on my journey whithersoever I go.and with you, it may be, I will abide, or even winter, that ye may send me forward whithersoever I go,
7For I will not see you now by the way; but I trust to tarry a while with you, if the Lord permit.for I do not wish to see you now in the passing, but I hope to remain a certain time with you, if the Lord may permit;
8But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost.and I will remain in Ephesus till the Pentecost,
9For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.for a door to me hath been opened -- great and effectual -- and withstanders `are' many.
10Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear: for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do.And if Timotheus may come, see that he may become without fear with you, for the work of the Lord he doth work, even as I,
11Let no man therefore despise him: but conduct him forth in peace, that he may come unto me: for I look for him with the brethren.no one, then, may despise him; and send ye him forward in peace, that he may come to me, for I expect him with the brethren;
12As touching our brother Apollos, I greatly desired him to come unto you with the brethren: but his will was not at all to come at this time; but he will come when he shall have convenient time.and concerning Apollos our brother, much I did entreat him that he may come unto you with the brethren, and it was not at all `his' will that he may come now, and he will come when he may find convenient.
13Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.Watch ye, stand in the faith; be men, be strong;
14Let all your things be done with charity.let all your things be done in love.
15I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,)And I entreat you, brethren, ye have known the household of Stephanas, that it is the first-fruit of Achaia, and to the ministration to the saints they did set themselves --
16That ye submit yourselves unto such, and to every one that helpeth with us, and laboureth.that ye also be subject to such, and to every one who is working with `us' and labouring;
17I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part they have supplied.and I rejoice over the presence of Stephanas, and Fortunatus, and Achaicus, because the lack of you did these fill up;
18For they have refreshed my spirit and your's: therefore acknowledge ye them that are such.for they did refresh my spirit and yours; acknowledge ye, therefore, those who `are' such.
19The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.Salute you do the assemblies of Asia; salute you much in the Lord do Aquilas and Priscilla, with the assembly in their house;
20All the brethren greet you. Greet ye one another with an holy kiss.salute you do all the brethren; salute ye one another in an holy kiss.
21The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand.The salutation of `me' Paul with my hand;
22If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.if any one doth not love the Lord Jesus Christ -- let him be anathema! The Lord hath come!
23The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ `is' with you;
24My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.my love `is' with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.

By Vexen Crabtree 2012 Jul 14
http://www.holybooks.info/1_corinthians.html
Parent page: Hebrew Scriptures and Christian Holy Bibles Across Different Traditions

References: (What's this?)

The Bible (NIV). The NIV is the best translation for accuracy whilst maintaining readability. Multiple authors, a compendium of multiple previously published books. I prefer to take quotes from the NIV but where I quote the Bible en masse I must quote from the KJV because it is not copyrighted, whilst the NIV is. Book Review.

Ehrman, Bart
(2003) Lost Christianities. Hardback book. Published by Oxford University Press, New York, USA.
(2011) Forged. Hardback book. Subtitled: "Writing in the Name of God - Why the Bible's Authors Are Not Who We Think They Are". Published by HarperCollins, New York, USA.

Footnotes

  1. Ehrman (2011) p180.^
  2. From www.ReligiousTolerance.org on 2002 August 19:
    "In his opinion, of the thirteen epistles which say that they were written by Paul, critical scholars have reached a near consensus that seven are Paul's: 1 Thessalonians, Galatians, 1 & 2 Corinthians, Philippians, Philemon and Romans.
    Agreement that he did not write:
    • 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus is about 90%
    • Ephesians is about 80%
    • Colossians is about 60%
    • 2 Thessalonians is a slight majority.
    "

    As an example, the historian Bart Ehrman notes in "Lost Christianities" that "the pastoral letters of 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus [...] claim to be written by Paul, but appear to have been written long after his death"

    Yet other books are pseudonymous - forgeries by people who explicitly claim to be someone else. Included in this group is [...] probably the pastoral Epistles of 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus, quite likely the deutero-Pauline Epistles of 2 Thessalonians, Colossians, and Ephesians, and possibly 1 Peter and Jude.

    "Lost Christianities" by Bart Ehrman (2003)4

    And,

    Virtually all scholars agree that seven of the Pauline letters are authentic: Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Philippians, 1 Thessalonians, and Philemon. [...] The other six differ in significant ways from this core group of seven. Three of them - 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus - are so much alike that most scholars are convinced that they were written by the same person. The other three are usually assigned to three different authors.

    "Forged" by Bart Ehrman (2011)5

    ^
  3. www.biblesummary.info was host to a daily Twitter tweet from its author, each of which summarizes a chapter from the Bible. Accessed 2014 Feb.^^^^^^^
  4. Ehrman (2003) p235-236.^
  5. Ehrman (2011) p92. Added to this page on 2014 Jul 14.^

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