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meat : "for hitherto' ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. - 3 For ye are yet carnal : for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men ?3
4 For while one saith, I am of Paul ; and another, I am of Apollos ; are ye not carnal ?
5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but * ministers by whom ye believed, 6 even as the Lord gave to every man?
6 "I have planted, i Apollos watered ; * but God gave the increase.
every one of
I then. Ham. 2 factions. A. V. Gr. according to man. A. V. a babe.
1 Pet. ii. 2: As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.
• John, xvi, 12: I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. 1 Cor.i. ll: For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you. do. xi. 18 : For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it.
d. See on Rom. xiii. 13.
you saith, I am of Paul ; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. do. iv. 6.
fl Cor. iv. l. 2 Cor. iii. 3 : Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.
& Rom. xii. 3, 6: According as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. Having then gifts differing according to the
grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith. 1 Pet. iv. 11 : If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth, that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
h Acts, xviii. 4, 8, 11: And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks. And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house ; and many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized. And he continued there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them. I Cor.
7 So then 'neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth ; but God that giveth the increase.
8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one :4 and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.
9 For "we are labourers together with God :
i are neither better than the other. Ma.
iv. 15. do. ix. 1: Am I not an apostle ? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not ye my work in the Lord ? do. xv. 1 : Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the Gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye 'stand. 2 Cor. x. 14, 15: For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure, as though we reached not unto you : for we are come as far as to you also in preaching the Gospel of Christ : not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other men's labours : but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly.
Acts, xviii. 24, 27: And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the Scriptures, came to Ephesus. And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him : who, when he was come, helped them much which had believed through grace. do. xix. 1: And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus : and finding certain disciples.
k 1 Cor. i. 30 : But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption. do. xv. 10: By the grace of God I am what I am : and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all : yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. 2. Cor. iii. 5: Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God.
2 Cor. xii. 11: I am become a fool in glorying ; ye have compelled me : for I ought to have been commended of you : for in nothing am I behind the very chiefest apostles, though I be nothing. Gal. vi. 3 : For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. m 1 Cor. iv. 5. See on MAT. xvi. 27.
Acts, xv. 4: They declared all things that God had done with them. 2 Cor. ii. 5, 6: Our sufficiency is of God; who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament. do. vi.
ye are God's husbandry,5 ye are God's building.
10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the 'foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But "let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.
11 For * other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
6 tillage. A. V. architect. Ham. 1: We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that receive not the grace of God in vain.
• EPH, ii, 20: And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone. Col. ii. 7 : Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. 'Heb.iii. 3, 4, 6: This man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house. For
every house is builded by some man ; but he that built all things is God. But Christ as a son over his own house ; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end. 1 Pet. ii. 4,5: To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house.
p Rom. xii. 3. See on Rom. i. 5. 9 Ver. 6. Acts, xviii. 8: Many of the Corinthians hearing [Paul] believed, and were baptized. Rom. xv. 20: Yea, so have I strived to preach the Gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man's foundation. 1 Cor. iv. 15. do. ix. 1: Are not ye my work in the Lord ? Rev. xxi. 14: The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
*1 Pet. iv. 11: If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth : that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
$ 2 Cor. xi. 4: 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. GAL. i. 7 : Which is not another ; but there be some that trouble your, and would pervert the Gospel of Christ.
t See on MAT. xvi. 18.
12 Now if any màn build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
13 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire ; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.
14 If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, *he shall receive a reward.
15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss : but he himself shall be saved ; yet so as by fire.
16 Know ye not that ye are the ' temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in
17 If any man defile' the temple of God, him
? Gr. is revealed. A. V. S through fire. Ham. destroy. A. V. u 1 Cor. iv. 5.
LUKE, ii. 35 : (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.
w Job, xxiii. 10: When he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold. Ps. lxvi. 10 : Thou, O God, hast proved us : thou hast tried us, as silver is tried. Pro. xvii. 3: The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold : but the LORD trieth the hearts. Isa. xlviii. 10: Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction. JER. xxiii. 29 : Is not my word like as fire ? saith the LORD. Zec. xiii. 9: I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried. JAMES, i. 3: Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 1 Pet. i. 7: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious—though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ. do. iv. 12 : Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you
x 1 Cor. iv. 5.
y Zec. iii. 2: And the Lord said unto Satan, The Lord rebuke thee, O Satan; even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire ? JUDE, 23: And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire ; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. z See on Rom. viii. 9.
shall God destroy ; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
18 • Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written,
For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
20 And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.
21 Therefore 'let no man glory in men. For s all things are " your's;
22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are your's; 23. And ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.
* reasonings. We all are. Ham.
a See on Rox. xii. 3. » 1 Cor. iv. 10.
el Cor. i. 20: Where is the wise? wbere is the Scribe? where is the disputer of this world ? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? do. ü. 6.
JOB, v. 13. See on 1 Cor. i. 19. • Ps. sciv. 11: The Lord knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.
"Ver. 4,5,6. Jer. ix. 23, 24: Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches : but let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth : for in these things I delight, saith the LORD. I Cor. i. 12 : 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. do. iv. 6.
* 2 Cor. iv. 5, 15: For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord ; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.
For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.
Rox. xiv. 8: For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's. 1 Cor. xi. 3: I would