9:1Am not I an apostle? am not I free? Jesus Christ our Lord have I not seen? my work are not ye in the Lord?
9:2if to others I am not an apostle -- yet doubtless to you I am; for the seal of my apostleship are ye in the Lord.
9:3My defence to those who examine me in this;
9:4have we not authority to eat and to drink?
9:5have we not authority a sister -- a wife -- to lead about, as also the other apostles, and the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?
9:6or only I and Barnabas, have we not authority -- not to work?
9:7who 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?
9:8According to man do I speak these things? or doth not also the law say these things?
9:9for in the law of Moses it hath been written, `thou shalt not muzzle an ox treading out corn;' for the oxen doth God care?
9:10or 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.
9:11If we to you the spiritual things did sow -- great is it if we your fleshly things do reap?
9:12if 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.
9:13Have 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?
9:14so also did the Lord direct to those proclaiming the good news: of the good news to live.
9:15And 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;
9:16for 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;
9:17for if willing I do this, I have a reward; and if unwillingly -- with a stewardship I have been entrusted!
9:18What, 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;
9:19for being free from all men, to all men I made myself servant, that the more I might gain;
9:20and 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;
9:21to those without law, as without law -- (not being without law to God, but within law to Christ) -- that I might gain those without law;
9:22I 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.
9:23And this I do because of the good news, that a fellow-partaker of it I may become;
9:24have 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;
9:25and every one who is striving, is in all things temperate; these, indeed, then, that a corruptible crown they may receive, but we an incorruptible;
9:26I, therefore, thus run, not as uncertainly, thus I fight, as not beating air;
9:27but I chastise my body, and bring it into servitude, lest by any means, having preached to others -- I myself may become disapproved.
10:1And I do not wish you to be ignorant, brethren, that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea,
10:2and all to Moses were baptized in the cloud, and in the sea;
10:3and all the same spiritual food did eat,
10:4and all the same spiritual drink did drink, for they were drinking of a spiritual rock following them, and the rock was the Christ;
10:5but in the most of them God was not well pleased, for they were strewn in the wilderness,
10:6and those things became types of us, for our not passionately desiring evil things, as also these did desire.
10:7Neither 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;'
10:8neither may we commit whoredom, as certain of them did commit whoredom, and there fell in one day twenty-three thousand;
10:9neither may we tempt the Christ, as also certain of them did tempt, and by the serpents did perish;
10:10neither murmur ye, as also some of them did murmur, and did perish by the destroyer.
10:11And 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,
10:12so that he who is thinking to stand -- let him observe, lest he fall.
10:13No 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.
10:14Wherefore, my beloved, flee from the idolatry;
10:15as to wise men I speak -- judge ye what I say:
10:16The 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?
10:17because one bread, one body, are we the many -- for we all of the one bread do partake.
10:18See Israel according to the flesh! are not those eating the sacrifices in the fellowship of the altar?
10:19what then do I say? that an idol is anything? or that a sacrifice offered to an idol is anything? --
10:20no, 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.
10:21Ye 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;
10:22do we arouse the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than He?
10:23All things to me are lawful, but all things are not profitable; all things to me are lawful, but all things do not build up;
10:24let no one seek his own -- but each another's.
10:25Whatever in the meat-market is sold eat ye, not inquiring, because of the conscience,
10:26for the Lord's is the earth, and its fulness;
10:27and 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;
10:28and 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:
10:29and conscience, I say, not of thyself, but of the other, for why is it that my liberty is judged by another's conscience?
10:30and if I thankfully do partake, why am I evil spoken of, for that for which I give thanks?
10:31Whether, then, ye eat, or drink, or do anything, do all to the glory of God;
10:32become offenceless, both to Jews and Greeks, and to the assembly of God;
10:33as I also in all things do please all, not seeking my own profit, but that of many -- that they may be saved.
11:1Followers of me become ye, as I also am of Christ.
11:2And I praise you, brethren, that in all things ye remember me, and according as I did deliver to you, the deliverances ye keep,
11:3and 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.
11:4Every man praying or prophesying, having the head covered, doth dishonour his head,
11:5and 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,
11:6for 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;
11:7for 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,
11:8for a man is not of a woman, but a woman is of a man,
11:9for a man also was not created because of the woman, but a woman because of the man;
11:10because of this the woman ought to have a token of authority upon the head, because of the messengers;
11:11but neither is a man apart from a woman, nor a woman apart from a man, in the Lord,
11:12for as the woman is of the man, so also the man is through the woman, and the all things are of God.
11:13In your own selves judge ye; is it seemly for a woman uncovered to pray to God?
11:14doth not even nature itself teach you, that if a man indeed have long hair, a dishonour it is to him?
11:15and 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;
11:16and if any one doth think to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the assemblies of God.
11:17And this declaring, I give no praise, because not for the better, but for the worse ye come together;
11:18for first, indeed, ye coming together in an assembly, I hear of divisions being among you, and partly I believe it,
11:19for it behoveth sects also to be among you, that those approved may become manifest among you;
11:20ye, then, coming together at the same place -- it is not to eat the Lord's supper;
11:21for each his own supper doth take before in the eating, and one is hungry, and another is drunk;
11:22why, 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!
11:23For 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,
11:24and 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.'
11:25In 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;'
11:26for 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;
11:27so 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:
11:28and let a man be proving himself, and so of the bread let him eat, and of the cup let him drink;
11:29for he who is eating and drinking unworthily, judgment to himself he doth eat and drink -- not discerning the body of the Lord.
11:30Because of this, among you many are weak and sickly, and sleep do many;
11:31for if ourselves we were discerning, we would not be being judged,
11:32and being judged by the Lord, we are chastened, that with the world we may not be condemned;
11:33so then, my brethren, coming together to eat, for one another wait ye;
11:34and 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.
12:1And concerning the spiritual things, brethren, I do not wish you to be ignorant;
12:2ye have known that ye were nations, unto the dumb idols -- as ye were led -- being carried away;
12:3wherefore, 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.
12:4And there are diversities of gifts, and the same Spirit;
12:5and there are diversities of ministrations, and the same Lord;
12:6and there are diversities of workings, and it is the same God -- who is working the all in all.
12:7And to each hath been given the manifestation of the Spirit for profit;
12:8for to one through the Spirit hath been given a word of wisdom, and to another a word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit;
12:9and to another faith in the same Spirit, and to another gifts of healings in the same Spirit;
12:10and 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:
12:11and all these doth work the one and the same Spirit, dividing to each severally as he intendeth.
12:12For, 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,
12:13for 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,
12:14for also the body is not one member, but many;
12:15if 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;
12:16and 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?
12:17If the whole body were an eye, where the hearing? if the whole hearing, where the smelling?
12:18and now, God did set the members each one of them in the body, according as He willed,
12:19and if all were one member, where the body?
12:20and now, indeed, are many members, and one body;
12:21and 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.'
12:22But much more the members of the body which seem to be more infirm are necessary,
12:23and 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,
12:24and our seemly things have no need; but God did temper the body together, to the lacking part having given more abundant honour,
12:25that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same anxiety for one another,
12:26and whether one member doth suffer, suffer with it do all the members, or one member is glorified, rejoice with it do all the members;
12:27and ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.
12:28And 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;
12:29are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all powers?
12:30have all gifts of healings? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?
12:31and desire earnestly the better gifts; and yet a far excelling way do I shew to you: