But 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.
What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing?
Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?
Every man praying or prophesying, having [his] head covered, dishonoureth his head.
But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with [her] head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.
For 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.
Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?
What? 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.
Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
And 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.
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become [as ]sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
I 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.
you might prophesy
he thoroughly interprets
Now, 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 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?
it shall be known
Yet 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.
If 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?
it may come together
But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or [one] unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all:
they might prophesy
he is thoroughly judged
If 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.
he thoroughly interprets
Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge.
What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only?
If 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.
And 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: ]
that which will be
And it may be that I will abide, yea, and winter with you, that ye may bring me on my journey whithersoever I go.
For we write none other things unto you, than what ye read or acknowledge; and I trust ye shall acknowledge even to the end;
you will recognize
When I therefore was thus minded, did I use lightness? or the things that I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh, that with me there should be yea yea, and nay nay?
Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some [others,] epistles of commendation to you, or [letters] of commendation from you?
of [the] commendatory
of [those] commendatory
And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
of [one] unsteadfast
Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, [so let him give;] not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.
For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or [if] ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with [him. ]
you have endured
Have I committed an offence in abasing myself that ye might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God freely?
you might be elevated
For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth: but [now] I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth me [to be,] or [that] he heareth of me.
he will accredit
Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?
But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
displayed for public ridicule
For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to them which were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain.
This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, [doeth he it] by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though [it be] but a man's covenant, yet [if it be] confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto.
For it is written, Rejoice, [thou] barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband.
it has been written
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
to [he who is] able
But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
it may be named
Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
he might stand close
[Let] nothing [be done] through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath [days: ]
And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, [do] all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
For what [is] our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? [Are] not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?
Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: [so do. ]
In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
in the same manner
But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to shew piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.
they [are to] learn
If any man or woman that believeth have widows, let them relieve them, and let not the church be charged; that it may relieve them that are widows indeed.
Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.
Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.
When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus, be diligent to come unto me to Nicopolis: for I have determined there to winter.
If he hath wronged thee, or oweth [thee] ought, put that on mine account;
But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him?
he called to witness throughout
He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
to be jointly ill-treated
Lest there [be] any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.
he accordingly gave
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:
you may look upon
If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,
Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so [can] no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.
Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?
For that ye [ought] to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.
Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.
calling to witness earlier
Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, [as] silver and gold, from your vain conversation [received] by tradition from your fathers;
you were bought free
of ancestral tradition
Whose adorning let it not be that outward [adorning] of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;
Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.
you might sharehold
For [it is] better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.
But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or [as] a thief, or [as] an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters.
For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known [it,] to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
of having been handed over
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive [his] mark in his forehead, or in his hand,