For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision.
Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.
And not as [it was] by one that sinned, [so is] the gift: for the judgment [was] by one to condemnation, but the free gift [is] of many offences unto justification.
Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Wherefore the law [is] holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.
I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.
And if Christ [be] in you, the body [is] dead because of sin; but the Spirit [is] life because of righteousness.
And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with [him,] that we may be also glorified together.
we might be jointly "glorified"
Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?
Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.
For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:
Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in [his] goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
As concerning the gospel, [they are] enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, [they are] beloved for the fathers' sakes.
For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs.
One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day [alike.] Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.
he may be carried to fullness
For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed [are] pure; but [it is] evil for that man who eateth with offence.
For your obedience is come abroad unto all [men.] I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil.
Now 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.
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
having been put on public display
But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
he thoroughly judges
he is thoroughly judged
For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I [am] of Apollos; are ye not carnal?
For 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,
If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church.
matters of this life
Now 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?
you be displaced
For 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.
Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
you might take down
And 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.
he is self-controlled
For 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.
Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?
For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it.
of coming together
For in eating every one taketh before [other] his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken.
he takes first
For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
But now [are they] many members, yet but one body.
And 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.
For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified.
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.
[There are] also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial [is] one, and the [glory] of the terrestrial [is] another.
Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
we will be transformed
To the one [we are] the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who [is] sufficient for these things?
So then death worketh in us, but life in you.
it works internally
For indeed he accepted the exhortation; but being more forward, of his own accord he went unto you.
For as touching the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you:
Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence [am] base among you, but being absent am bold toward you:
For [his] letters, say they, [are] weighty and powerful; but [his] bodily presence [is] weak, and [his] speech contemptible.
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
Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.
it was effectuated
Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods.
But he [who was] of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman [was] by promise.
he has been born
Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar.
being expressed allegorically
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will:
The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds:
And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God.
Him therefore I hope to send presently, so soon as I shall see how it will go with me.
Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed [is] not grievous, but for you [it is] safe.
Yea doubtless, and I count all things [but] loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them [but] dung, that I may win Christ,
Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but [this] one thing [I do,] forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
to have deduced
Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.
Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us.
But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:
being made conspicuous
But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.
And they shall turn away [their] ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
Unto the pure all things [are] pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving [is] nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.
And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.
And Moses verily [was] faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after;
of going to be said
For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation [is] to them an end of all strife.
To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace;
And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham:
having gone out
And here men that die receive tithes; but there he [receiveth them,] of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.
being witnessed of
If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need [was there] that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron?
she had been rendered law
For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.
of going before
And inasmuch as not without an oath [he was made priest: ]
those having become
And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death:
those having become
For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law:
of those offering
Then verily the first [covenant] had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary.
Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service [of God. ]
[It was] therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:
working as a civil servant
Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used.
And truly, if they had been mindful of that [country] from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.
Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected [us,] and we gave [them] reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?
For they verily for a few days chastened [us] after their own pleasure; but he for [our] profit, that [we] might be partakers of his holiness.
Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, [and] easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,
of being foreknown
of being made conspicuous
To whom coming, [as unto] a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, [and] precious,
For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
he brings near to
being put to death
having been made alive
For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.
they may be judged
If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy [are ye;] for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
he is defamed
he is "glorified"
Likewise also these [filthy] dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.
But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
And of some have compassion, making a difference: