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10 For I would not, brethren, have you ignorant, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; and were all baptized [a]unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; and did all eat the same spiritual food; and did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of a spiritual rock that followed them: and the rock was [b]Christ. Howbeit with most of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness. Now [c]these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, [d]The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. Neither let us make trial of the [e]Lord, as some of them made trial, and perished by the serpents. 10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them murmured, and perished by the destroyer. 11 Now these things happened unto them [f]by way of example; and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages are come. 12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. 13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as man can bear: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation make also the way of escape, that ye may be able to endure it.

14 Wherefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry. 15 I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say. 16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not a [g]communion of the blood of Christ? The [h]bread which we break, is it not a [i]communion of the body of Christ? 17 [j]seeing that we, who are many, are one [k]bread, one body: for we all partake [l]of the one [m]bread. 18 Behold Israel after the flesh: have not they that eat the sacrifices communion with the altar? 19 What say I then? that a thing sacrificed to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything? 20 But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have communion with demons. 21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of demons: ye cannot partake of the table of the Lord, and of the table of demons. 22 Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?

23 All things are lawful; but not all things are expedient. All things are lawful; but not all things [n]edify. 24 Let no man seek his own, but each [o]his neighbor’s good. 25 Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, eat, asking no question for conscience’ sake; 26 for the earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof. 27 If one of them that believe not biddeth you to a feast, and ye are disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience’ sake. 28 But if any man say unto you, This hath been offered in sacrifice, eat not, for his sake that showed it, and for conscience’ sake: 29 conscience, I say, not thine own, but the other’s; for why is my liberty judged by another conscience? 30 [p]If I partake with thankfulness, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks? 31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. 32 Give no occasion of stumbling, either to Jews, or to Greeks, or to the church of God: 33 even as I also please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of the many, that they may be saved. 11 Be ye imitators of me, even as I also am of Christ.

Now I praise you that ye remember me in all things, and hold fast the traditions, even as I delivered them to you. But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God. Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoreth his head. But every woman praying or prophesying with her head unveiled dishonoreth her head; for it is one and the same thing as if she were shaven. For if a woman is not veiled, let her also be shorn: but if it is a shame to a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be veiled. For a man indeed ought not to have his head veiled, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man. For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man: for neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man: 10 for this cause ought the woman to have a sign of authority on her head, because of the angels. 11 Nevertheless, neither is the woman without the man, nor the man without the woman, in the Lord. 12 For as the woman is of the man, so is the man also by the woman; but all things are of God. 13 Judge ye [q]in yourselves: is it seemly that a woman pray unto God unveiled? 14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a dishonor to him? 15 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering. 16 But if any man seemeth to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.

17 But in giving you this charge, I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better but for the worse. 18 For first of all, when ye come together [r]in the church, I hear that [s]divisions exist among you; and I partly believe it. 19 For there must be also [t]factions among you, that they that are approved may be made manifest among you. 20 When therefore ye assemble yourselves together, it is not possible to eat the Lord’s supper: 21 for in your eating each one taketh before other his own supper; and one is hungry, and another is drunken. 22 What, have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the [u]church of God, and put them to shame that [v]have not? What shall I say to you? [w]shall I praise you? In this I praise you not. 23 For I received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which he was [x]betrayed took bread; 24 and when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, This is my body, which [y]is for you: this do in remembrance of me. 25 In like manner also the cup, after supper, saying, This cup is the new covenant in my blood: this do, as often as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. 26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink the cup, ye proclaim the Lord’s death till he come. 27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat the bread or drink the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord. 28 But let a man prove himself, and so let him eat of the bread, and drink of the cup. 29 For he that eateth and drinketh, eateth and drinketh judgment unto himself, if he [z]discern not the body. 30 For this cause many among you are weak and sickly, and not a few sleep. 31 But if we [aa]discerned ourselves, we should not be judged. 32 But [ab]when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world. 33 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, wait one for another. 34 If any man is hungry, let him eat at home; that your coming together be not unto judgment. And the rest will I set in order whensoever I come.

12 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant. Ye know that when ye were Gentiles ye were led away unto those dumb idols, howsoever ye might be led. Wherefore I make known unto you, that no man speaking in the Spirit of God saith, Jesus is anathema; and no man can say, Jesus is Lord, but in the Holy Spirit.

Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are diversities of ministrations, and the same Lord. And there are diversities of workings, but the same God, who worketh all things in all. But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit to profit withal. For to one is given through the Spirit the word of wisdom; and to another the word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit: to another faith, in the same Spirit; and to another gifts of healings, in the one Spirit; 10 and to another workings of [ac]miracles; and to another prophecy; and to another discernings of spirits: to another divers kinds of tongues; and to another the interpretation of tongues: 11 but all these worketh the one and the same Spirit, dividing to each one severally even as he will.

12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of the body, being many, are one body; so also is Christ. 13 For in one Spirit were we all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether bond or free; and were all made to drink of one Spirit. 14 For the body is not one member, but many. 15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; it is not therefore not of the body. 16 And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; it is not therefore not of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling? 18 But now hath God set the members each one of them in the body, even as it pleased him. 19 And if they were all one member, where were the body? 20 But now they are many members, but one body. 21 And the eye cannot say to the hand, I have no need of thee: or again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. 22 Nay, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be more feeble are necessary: 23 and those parts of the body, which we think to be less honorable, upon these we [ad]bestow more abundant honor; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness; 24 whereas our comely parts have no need: but God tempered the body together, giving more abundant honor to that part which lacked; 25 that there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. 26 And whether one member suffereth, all the members suffer with it; or one member is [ae]honored, all the members rejoice with it. 27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and [af]severally members thereof. 28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondly prophets, thirdly teachers, then [ag]miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, [ah]governments, divers kinds of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of [ai]miracles? 30 have all gifts of healings? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret? 31 But desire earnestly the greater gifts. And moreover a most excellent way show I unto you.


  1. 1 Corinthians 10:2 Greek into.
  2. 1 Corinthians 10:4 Or, the Christ. Compare Heb. 11:26.
  3. 1 Corinthians 10:6 Or, in these things they became figures of us
  4. 1 Corinthians 10:7 Ex. 32:6.
  5. 1 Corinthians 10:9 Some ancient authorities read Christ.
  6. 1 Corinthians 10:11 Greek by way of figure.
  7. 1 Corinthians 10:16 Or, participation in
  8. 1 Corinthians 10:16 Or, loaf
  9. 1 Corinthians 10:16 Or, participation in
  10. 1 Corinthians 10:17 Or, seeing that there is one bread, we, who are many, are one body
  11. 1 Corinthians 10:17 Or, loaf
  12. 1 Corinthians 10:17 Greek from.
  13. 1 Corinthians 10:17 Or, loaf
  14. 1 Corinthians 10:23 Greek build up.
  15. 1 Corinthians 10:24 Greek the other’s. See Rom. 13:8.
  16. 1 Corinthians 10:30 Or, If I by grace partake
  17. 1 Corinthians 11:13 Or, among
  18. 1 Corinthians 11:18 Or, in congregation
  19. 1 Corinthians 11:18 Greek schisms.
  20. 1 Corinthians 11:19 Greek heresies.
  21. 1 Corinthians 11:22 Or, congregation
  22. 1 Corinthians 11:22 Or, having nothing
  23. 1 Corinthians 11:22 Or, shall I praise you in this? I praise you not.
  24. 1 Corinthians 11:23 Or, delivered up
  25. 1 Corinthians 11:24 Many ancient authorities read is broken for you.
  26. 1 Corinthians 11:29 Greek discriminate.
  27. 1 Corinthians 11:31 Greek discriminated.
  28. 1 Corinthians 11:32 Or, when we are judged of the Lord, we are chastened
  29. 1 Corinthians 12:10 Greek powers.
  30. 1 Corinthians 12:23 Or, put on
  31. 1 Corinthians 12:26 Or, glorified
  32. 1 Corinthians 12:27 Or, members each in his part
  33. 1 Corinthians 12:28 Greek powers.
  34. 1 Corinthians 12:28 Or, wise counsels
  35. 1 Corinthians 12:29 Greek powers.