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11 ment. For it hath been declared to me concerning you, my,

brethren, by those that are of the household of Chloe, that 12 there are contentions among you. Now I say this, (foras

much as' every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I, of 13 Apollos; and I, of Peter®; and I, of Christ;) is Christ di

vided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized 14 into the name of Paul? I thank God that I baptized none 15 of you, but Crispus and Gaius: so that none can say that 16 I baptized into mine own name. But I baptized the house

hold of Stephanas also : besides, I know not that I baptized

any other.

17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but rather to preach

the gospel; though not with wisdom of speech, lest the cross 18 of Christ should be made of none effect. For the preach

ing of the cross is to those that are lost foolishness; but to 19 us that are saved, it is the power of God. For it is written,

“ I will destroy the wisdom of those that are wise, and will

bring to nothing the knowledge of those that are knowing." 20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the dis

puter of this world ? hath not God made foolish the wisdom 21 of [this] world? For after that, through the wisdom of God,

the world by its wisdom knew not God, it pleased God to

save by the foolishness of preaching 4 those who believe. 22 For the Jews require signs, and the Greeks seek after 23 wisdom : but we preach Christ crucified; to the Jews a 24 stumbling-block, and to the gentiles 6 foolishness; but to

those that are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the 25 power of God, and the wisdom of God. For the foolish

ness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is

stronger than men. 26 For ye see?, brethren, those of you who are called; that

" See Hallet's Notes and Disc. vol. iii. p. 374. “Now I mean this, that, &c.” without any parenthesis. N. Gr. Cephas. ? Gr. lest any should say. Or, “the preaching of foolishness.” The subject of discourse, not the mode of communication, is here intended. See ver. 18, 23, 24, 25. So. S a sign, R. T. Greeks, R. T. 7 Or, For consider, N. m.


many of you are wise men according to the flesh, not 27 many mighty, not many noble: but God hath chosen the

foolish things * of the world, to shame those that are wise;

and God hath chosen the weak things of the world, to shame 28 the things which are mighty; and the base things of the

world, and the things which are despised, hath God chosen,

[yea, and] the things which are not, to bring to nought the 29 things which are t: so that none can glory before God'. 30 And by him ye are in Christ Jesus, whom God hath made

unto us wisdom, and justification, and sanctification, and 31 redemption : so that, as it is written, “He who glorieth,

let him glory in the Lord.” Ch. 11. Accordingly? I, brethren, when I came to you, came

not with excellency of speech, or of wisdom, declaring to 2 you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know

any thing among you, but Jesus Christ, and him crucified. 3 And I was with you in weakness, and in much fear and 4 trembling. And my speech and my preaching were not with

persuasive words of wisdom', but with demonstration of the 5 spirit, and of power: that your faith might not be through

the wisdom of men, but through the power of God. 6 However, we speak wisdom among those that are per

fect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of 7 this world, who will come to nought: but we speak the wis

dom of God in his mystery, even the hidden wisdom which 8 God predetermined before the world for our glory; which

none of the princes of this world knew: (for, if they had

known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory:) 9 but, as it is written, “ Things which eye hath not seen, nor 10 God hath prepared for those who love bim.” But God hath

ear heard, neither have they entered into the heart of man, 'before him, R. T. 2 And accordingly, N. See W. 3 of man's wisdom, R.T. with the persuasion of wisdom, Mss. • Or, the ages, N.m.

* “ Tbat is, persons.” Newcome.

+ “ And ignoble and despised persons, and even gentiles regarded by the Jews as nothing, (Deut. xxxii. 21; 1 Pet. ii. 10.) to substitute them in the place of the people of God.” Newcome.

revealed them to us by [his] spirit: for the spirit searcheth 11 all things, even the deep things of God. For what man

knoweth the things of a man, but the spirit of a man which

is in him? In like manner also none knoweth the things 12 of God, but the spirit of God. Now we have not received

the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is from God;

that we may know the things which have been freely given 13 to us of God: which things we speak also, not in the words

which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the spirit' teach14 eth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the

sensual man receiveth not the things of the spirit of God:

for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, be15 cause they are spiritually searched out. But the spiritual

man searcheth out all things; yet he himself is searched out 16 by no man. For who knoweth the mind of the Lord, that

he may instruct the spiritual man?? But we have the mind

of Christ. Ch. III. Moreover, brethren, I could not speak to you as to 2 spiritual; but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ. I fed you

with milks, not with meat: for ye were not then able to 3 bear it, nor indeed are ye now able. For ye are still carnal:

for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, [and di

visions,] are ye not carnal, and walk according to the man4 ner of men? For when one saith, “I am of Paul,” and an

other, “I am of Apollos,” are ye not carnal ? 5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos ? Ministers by

whom ye believed; and that according as the Lord gave 6 to each of us. I planted; Apollos watered; but God gave 7 the increase. So that neither is he that planteth any thing,

nor he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. 8 Now he that planteth, and he that watereth, are one'; and

each will receive his own reward, according to his own la· holy spirit, R.T.

3 " and” not with meat, R.T. A“ But" ministers &c. R.T. s Gr. one thing.

2 Gr. him? N.m.

9 bour. For we are workers together with God: ye are 10 God's husbandry, ye are God's building. According to the

favour of God which hath been given unto me, I laid the foundation as a wise master-builder: and another buildeth

on it. But let every man take heed how he buildeth on it. 11 For none other foundation can any man lay, than what is 12 laid, which is Jesus Christ. But if any man build upon this

foundation, gold, silver, precious stones, wood, grass, stub13 ble, every man's work will be manifest: for the great day

will show it, because it will be revealed with fire; and the 14 fire will try every man's work, of what kind it is. If any

man's work remain, which he hath built on it, he will receive 15 a reward. If any man's work shall be burnt, he will suffer

loss : but he himself will be saved; yet so as through the

fire. 16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God; and that the 17 spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man corrupt the tem

ple of God, God will corrupt him : for the temple of God 18 is holy, which temple ye are. Let none deceive himself. If

any among you seem to be wise in this world, let him be19 come a fool, that he may be wise. For the wisdom of this

world is foolishness with God. For it is written, “ He 20 taketh the wise in their own craftiness.” And again, “The

Lord knoweth the reasonings of the wise, that they are 21 vain.” Let none therefore glory in men: for all things are 22 yours: whether Paul, or Apollos, or Peter', or the world,

or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all 23 things [are] yours: and ye are Christ's; and Christ is

God's. Cu. iv. Let a man so account of us, as of ministers of Christ, 2 and stewards of the mysteries of God. Now it is required* 3 in stewards that a man be found faithful. But with me it

is a very small thing that I should be judged by you, or by

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4 human inquiry *: yea, I do not even judge myself. For I

am conscious to myself of nothing evil; yet I am not hereby 5 justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord. Judge no

thing therefore 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 every man will have praise from God.

Now these things, brethren, I have transferred to myself, and to Apollos, for your sakes; that ye may learn in us not

to think of men above that which is here written, that no one 7 of you be puffed up in behalf of one against another. For

who maketh thee to differ from another.? and what hast thou which thou didst not receive? But if thou didst only receive

it, why dost thou glory as if thou hadst not received it? 8 Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye have reigned without

us: and I wish ye did reign, that we also might reign with 9 you. For I think [that] God hath brought forth uś apostles

last +, as devoted to death : for we have been made a spec10 tacle to the world, both to angels and to ment. We are

fools for the sake of Christ, but ye are wise in Christ; we

are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are 11 disgraced. To this present hour, we both hunger and thirst,

and are naked, and are beaten, and have no certain abode; 12 and labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, 13 we bless : being persecuted, we bear it; being evil-spoken

+ Gr. day.

“ Questioned by you or by man's judgement.” W. “ Searched out, examined, so as to be justified: ver. 4. See ipsea, ch. i. 8; iii. 13; v. 5. Sir Norton Knatebbull's note is, Ab humano judicio. Sermone Anglico vocatur, A daysman, qui delectus est judex inter fratrem et fratrem, forte a dicendo diem, in quo judicium feret arbiter: quæ phrasis est Latinis familiaris.” Newcome.

+“ Alluding to those last exposed on the theatre, to fight with wild beasts, or with each other; and who were devoted to certain destruction. Or, we may render, ‘hath appointed us apostles the lowest of men, and as devoted to death.'”

Newcome. $ to angels,” i. e, to men in high stations. See 1 Pet. iii. 22; Ps. xcvii. 7. to men," i. e. to persons of low rank. See Jobn xix,5; Phil. ii. 7; Luke xii. 36. Sn.

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