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wise in Christ; we are 4 weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised.
11 Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are Snaked, and are ! buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace ;
12 And labour, u working with our own hands : being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it :
13 Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth? of the earth, and are the Woffscouring of all things unto this day.
9 refuse. Rh.
-9 2 Cor. xiii. 9. See on 1 Cor. ii. 3.
* Acts, xx. 7, 11: Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight. When he--had broken bread, and eaten, and talked a long while, even till break of day, so he departed. 2 Cor. iv. 8: We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed ; we are perplexed, but not in despair. do. xi. 23—27: Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft. Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes
Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep; in journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren ; in weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness. Phi. iv. 12 : I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound : every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
$ Job, xxii. 6: Thou hast-stripped the naked of their clothing. Rom. viii. 35 : Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword ?
t Acts, xxiii. 2. See on John, xviii. 22.
ul Tim. iy. 10: For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe. See on Acts, xviii. 3.
See on MAT. V. 44. w Lam. iii. 45 : Thou hast made us as the offscouring and refuse in the midst of the people.
14 I write not these things to shame you, but xas my beloved sons I warn you.
15 For though ye have ten thousand instructors Y in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers : for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the Gospel. 16 Wherefore I beseech you,
17 For this cause have I sent unto you a Timotheus, who is my bbeloved son, and faithful in the Lord, who shall bring you into remembrance of my ways which be in Christ, as I teach every where e in every church.
18 Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come to you.
19 But I will s come to you shortly, "if the * 1 Thes. ii. il : You know how we exhorted, and comforted, and charged every one of you as a father doth his children. y Acts, xviii. 11: He continued there [at Corinth] a year
and six months, teaching the word of God among them. 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. iii. 6: i have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. Gal. iv. 19: My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you. Phile. 10: I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds. JAMES, i. 18 : Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth.
z See on 1 Cor. xi. 1.
b1 Tim. i. 2 : Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith. 2 Tim. i. 2: To Timothy, my dearly beloved son.. Tit. i. 4: To Titus, mine own son after the common faith.
c1 Cor. xi. 2: Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things.
d 1 Cor. vii. 17 : As God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord hath called every one, so let him walk. And so ordain. I in all churches.
el Cor. xiv. 33. See on 1 Cor. vii. 17. "I Cor. v. 2.
8 Acts, xix. 21 : Paul purposed in the spirit, when he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, to go to Jerusalem. 1 Cor. xvi. 5 : Now I will come unto you when I shall pass
ye are God's husbandry, 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
grace God in ain. °Ephii. 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 w 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
7 Gr. is revealed. A. V. 8 through fire, Ham. 'destroy. A. V. ul 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.
JOB, xxiii. 10: When he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold. Ps. Ixvi. 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
* 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. 2 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 bfool, that he may be wise. .
19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. 20. And again, The Lord knoweth
e the thoughts 10 of the wise, that they are vain.
21 Therefore 'let no man glory in men. For & 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.. 11 all are. Ham.
a See on Rom. xii. 3. b1 Cor. iv. 10.
e1 Cor. i. 20: Where is the wise? where is the Scribe? where is the disputer of this world ? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world ? do. ii. 6.
JOB, v. 13. See on 1 Cor. i. 19. e Ps. xciv. 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. 1 Cor. i. 12 : Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Čephas; and I of Christ. do. iv. 6.
8 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.
h Rom. 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