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1 Corinthians 14–16

14 aFollow after charity, and aadesire bspiritual gifts, but rather that ye may cprophesy. For he that dspeaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man eunderstandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries. But he that cprophesieth speaketh unto men to fedification, and gexhortation, and hcomfort. He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that cprophesieth iedifieth the church. I would that ye all dspake with tongues, but jrather that ye cprophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, kexcept he interpret, that the church may receive edifying. Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by lrevelation, or by mknowledge, or by cprophesying, or by ndoctrine? And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the ||osounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped? For if pthe trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to qthe battle? So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall rspeak into the air. 10 There are, sit may be, tso many ukinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification. 11 Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a xbarbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me. 12 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to fthe edifying of the church. 13 Wherefore let him that dspeaketh in an unknown tongue pray kthat he may interpret. 14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful. 15 What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: yI will sing with the spirit, and I will sing zwith the understanding also. 16 Else when thou shalt abless with the spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of the bunlearned say cAmen at dthy giving of thanks, seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest? 17 For thou verily givest dthanks well, but the other is not edified. 18 I thank my God, I cspeak with tongues more than ye all: 19 Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might eteach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue. 20 Brethren, fbe not children in understanding: howbeit in malice gbe ye children, but in understanding be men. 21 hIn the law it is written, iWith 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. 22 Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but kprophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe. 23 If therefore the whole church be come together into one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those that are bunlearned, or unbelievers, lwill they not say that ye are mad? 24 But if all kprophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or one bunlearned, he is mconvinced of all, he is njudged of all: 25 And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so ofalling down on his face phe will worship God, and qreport that God is in you of a truth.

26 How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath qqa psalm, hath a rdoctrine, hath a stongue, hath a rrevelation, hath an sinterpretation. tLet all things be done unto edifying. 27 If any man sspeak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret. 28 But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God. 29 Let the uprophets speak two or three, and let the other wjudge. 30 If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth by, xlet the first hold his peace. 31 For ye may all kprophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be ycomforted. 32 And the spirits of the uprophets are subject to the prophets. 33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as zin all churches of the saints.

34 aLet your women keep silence in the churches: for ait is not permitted unto them to speak; but bthey are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith cthe law. 35 And 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. 36 What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only? 37 If any man dthink himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, elet him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord. 38 But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant. 39 Wherefore, brethren, fcovet to gprophesy, and forbid not gto speak with tongues. 40 hLet all things be done idecently and in order.

15 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you athe gospel bwhich I preached unto you, which also ye have freceived, and cwherein ye stand; By which also ye are dsaved, if ye ||keep in memory what I preached unto you, eunless ye have believed in vain. For fI delivered unto you first of all that which I also freceived, how that Christ died gfor our sins haccording to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again ithe third day jaccording to the scriptures: And that khe was seen of lCephas, then mof the twelve: After that, he was seen of nabove five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part oremain unto this present, but some are pfallen asleep. After that, he was seen of qJames; then of rall the apostles. And slast of all the was seen of me also, as of ||one born out of due time. For uI am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because xI persecuted the church of God. 10 But yby the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but zI laboured more abundantly than they all: ayet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. 11 Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.

12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, bhow say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, cthen is Christ not risen: 14 And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain. 15 Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God dthat he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not. 16 For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: 17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; eye are yet in your sins. 18 Then they also which are ffallen asleep in Christ are perished. 19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, gwe are of all men most miserable. 20 But now his Christ risen from the dead, and ibecome the firstfruits of them that fslept. 21 For ksince by man came death, lby man came also the resurrection of the dead. 22 For mas in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 23 But every man in his own order: iChrist the firstfruits; nafterward they that are Christ’s oat his coming. 24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up pthe kingdom to ppGod, even the Father; when he shall have qput down all rrule and all authority and rpower. 25 For he must reign, still he hath put all enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy that shall be qtdestroyed is death. 27 For uhe hath put all things under his feet. But when whe saith, all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him. 28 And when xall things shall be subdued unto him, then yshall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all. 29 Else what shall they do which zare baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not aat all? why are they then baptized for the dead? 30 And why stand we in bjeopardy every hour? 31 I protest by ||your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, cI die ddaily. 32 If ||after the manner of men eI have fought with beasts at fEphesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? glet us eat and drink; hfor to morrow we die. 33 iBe not deceived: jevil communications corrupt good manners. 34 kAwake to righteousness, and sin not; for lsome have not the knowledge of God: mI speak this to your shame.

35 But some man will say, nHow are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come? 36 Thou ofool, pthat which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die: 37 And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, qit may chance of wheat, or of some other grain: 38 But God giveth it a body qqas it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body. 39 All 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. 40 There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. 41 There 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. 42 rSo also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in scorruption; it is raised in tincorruption: 43 uIt is sown in dishonour; it ris raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: 44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a wnatural body, and there is a spiritual body. 45 And so it is written, xThe first man Adam was made a living soul; ythe last Adam was made za quickening spirit. 46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is wnatural; and afterward that which is spiritual. 47 aThe first man is of the earth, bearthy: the second man is acthe Lord from heaven. 48 As is the bearthy, such are they also that are bearthy: and as is the heavenly…

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