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all stand before the judgment seat The strong must bear with the weak. of Christ. COW him, that is weak in faith,
: live, about thoughts.
to me ; and every tongue shall con2 For one believeth that he may fess to God. eat all things : but he that is weak 12 Therefore every one of us shall let him eat herbs.
render account to God for himself. 3 Let not him, that eateth, de 13 Let us not therefore judge one spise him that eateth not: and he, another any more. But judge this that eateth not, let him not judge rather, that you put not a stumhim that eateth. For God hath bling-block or a scandal in your taken him to him.
4 Who art thou that judgest 14 I know and am confident, in another man's servant? To his the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unown Lord he standeth or falleth. clean of itself, but to him that esAnd he shall stand : for God is able teemeth any thing to be unclean, to make him stand.
to him it is unclean. 5 For one judgeth between day 15 For if, because of thy meat, and day; and another judgeth every thy brother be grieved ; thou walkday : let every man abound in his est not now according to charity.
Destroy not him with thy meat, 6 He that regardeth the day, for whom Christ died. regardeth it unto the Lord. And 16 Let not then our good be evil he that eateth, eateth to the Lord : spoken of. for he giveth thanks to God. And 17 For the kingdom of God is not he that eateth not, to the Lord he meat and drink ; but justice, and eateth not, and giveth thanks to peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. God.
18 For he, that in this serveth 7 For none of us liveth to him- Christ, pleaseth God, and is apself; and no man dieth to himself. proved of men.
8 For whether we live, we live 19 Therefore let us follow after unto the Lord ; or whether we the things that are of peace : and die, we die unto the Lord. There- keep the things that are of edificafore whether we live or whether we tion one towards another. die, we are the Lord's.
20 Destroy not the work of God 9 For to this end Christ died and for meat. All things indeed are rose again ; that he might be Lord clean : but it is evil for that man both of the dead and of the living. who eateth with offence.
10 But thou, why judgest thou 21 It is good not to eat flesh, thy brother ? or thou why dost thou and not to drink wine, nor any despise thy brother ? For we shall thing whereby thy brother is offend
Ver. 2. Eat ail things, viz. without observing the distinction of clean and unclean meats, prescribed by the law of Moses ; which was now no longer obligatory. christians, converted from anong the Jews, as we here gather from the apostle, made a scruple of eating such meats ás were deemed unclean by the law ; such as swine's flesh, &c. which the stronger sort of christians did eat without scruple. Now the apostle, to reconcile them together, exhorts the former not to judge or condemn the latter, using their christian liberty; and the latter to take care not to despise, or scandalize their weaker bre thren, either by bringing them to eat what in their conscience they think they should not or by giving them such offence, as to endanger the driving them thereby from the chris tian religion.
Ver. 5. Between day, &c. Still observing the sabbaths and festivals of the law
od, or scandalized, or made weak. / 11 And again : Praise the Lord,
22 Hast thou faith? Have it to all ye gentiles ; and magnify him thyself before God. Blessed is he all ye people. that condemneth not himself in 12 And again Isaias saith : There that which he alloweth.
shall be a root of Jesse ; and he that 23 But he, that discerneth, if he shall rise up to rule the gentiles, in eat, is condemned; because not of him the gentiles shall hope. faith. For all that is notof faith is sin. 13 Now the God of hope fill CHAP. XV.
you with all joy and peace in beHe exhorts them to be all of one mind. lieving; that you may abound in NO TOWwe that are stronger,ought hope, and in the power of the Holy
to bear the infirmities of the Ghost. weak, and not to please ourselves. 14 And I myself also, my bre
2 Let every one of you please his thren, am assured of you, that you neighbour unto good, to edification. also are full of love, replenished
3 For Christ did not please liim- with all knowledge, so that you are self, but as it is written: The re- able to admonish one another. proaches of them that reproached 15 But I have written to you, thee, fell upon me.
brethren, more boldly in some sort, 4 For what things soever were as it were puting you in mind : written, were written for our learn- because of the grace which is given ing: that through patience and the me from God, comfort of the scriptures we might 16 That I should be the rzinister have hope.
of Christ Jesus among the gentiles: 5 Now the God of patience and sanctifying the gospel of God, that of comfort grant you to be of one the oblation of the gentiles may be mind one towards another, accord- made acceptable and sanctified in ing to Jesus Christ :
the Holy Ghost. 6 That with one mind, and with 17 I have therefore glory in one mouth, you may glorify God Christ Jesus towards God. and the Father of our Lord JESUS 18 For I dare not to speak of any CHRIST.
ofthose things which Christ worketh 7 Wherefore receive one another; not by me, for the obedience of the as Christ also hath received you gentiles, by word and deed. unto the honour of God.
19 By the virtue of signs and 8 For I say that Christ Jesus was wonders, in the power of the Holy minister of the circumcision for the Ghost : so that from Jerusalem truth of God, to confirm the pro- round about as far as unto Illyrimises made unto the fathers. cum I have replenished the gospel
9 But that the gentiles are to of Christ. glorify God for his mercy, as it is 20 And 1 ilave so preached this written : Therefore will I confess to gospel, not where Christ was namthee, O Lord, among the gentiles, ed, lest I should build
another and will sing to thy name. man's foundation.
10 And again he saith : Rejoice 21 But as it is written : They to ye gentiles with his people. I whom he was not spoken of, shall
Ver. 23. Discerneth. That is, distinguisheth between meats, and eateth, against his conscience, what he deems unclean.
Ver. 23. Of faith. By faith is here understood judgment and conscience ; to act against which is always a sin.
Ver. 8. Minister of the circumcision. That is, executed his office and ministry towards the Jews, the people of the circumcision.
see, and they that have not heard,
CHAP. XVI. shall understand.
He concludes with salutations. 22 For which cause also I was ND I commend to you Phebe, hindered very much from coming to you and have been kept away try of the church that is in Cenchra: till now.
2 That you receive her in the 23 But now having no more Lord as becometh saints: and that place in these countries, and having you assist her in whatsoever busia great desire these many years ness she shall have need of you. past to come unto you:
For she also hath assisted many, 24 When I shall begin to take my and myself also. journey into Spain, I hope that as 3 Salute Prisca and Aquila my
pass, I shall see you, and be helpers in Christ Jesus, brought on my way thither by you, 4 (Who have for my life laid if first, in part, I shall have enjoyed down their own necks: to whom you.
not I only give thanks, but also all 25 But now I shall go to Jerusa- the churches of the gentiles) lem, to minister unto the saints. 5 And the church which is in their
26 For it hath pleased them of house. Salute Epenetus my beMacedonia and Achaia to make a loved: who is the first fruits of Asia contribution for the poor of the in Christ. saints that are in Jerusalem. 6 Salute Mary,who hath labour
27 For it hath pleased them; and ed much among you. they are their debtors. For if the 7 Salute Andronicus and Junias gentiles have been made partakers my kinsmen and fellow-prisoners : of their spiritual things; they ought who are of note among the aposalso in carnal things to minister tles, who also were in Christ beto them.
fore me. 28 When therefore I shall have 8 Salute Ampliatus most beloved accomplished this, and consigned to me in the Lord. to them this fruit, I will come by 9 Salute Urbanus our helper in you into Spain.
Christ Jesus, and Stachys my be29 And I know, that when I come loved. to you, I shall come in the abun 10 Salute Apelles approved in dance of the blessing of the gospel Christ. of Christ.
11 Salute them that are of Aris30 I beseech you therefore, bre- tobulus's household. Salute Herothren, through our Lord JESUS dian my kinsman. Salute them Christ, and by the charity of the that are of Narcissus's household, Holy Ghost, that you help me in who are in the Lord. your prayers for me to God. 12 Salute Tryphena and Trypho31 That I may be delivered from sa, who labour in the Lord.
Sathe unbelievers that are in Judea, lute Persis the dearly beloved, who and that the oblation of my service hath much laboured in the Lord. may be acceptable in Jerusalem to 13 Salute Rufus elect in the the saints.
Lord, and his mother and mine. 32 That I may come to you with 14 Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, joy, by the will of God, and may Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the be refreshed with you.
brethren that are with them. 33 Now the God of peace be with 15 Salute Philologus and Julia, you all. Amen.
Nereus and his sister, and Olym
pias; and all the saints that are saluteth you, and Lucius, and Jawith them.
son, and Sosipater, my kinsmen. 16 Salute one another with an 22 I Tertius who wrote this episholy kiss. All the churches of tle, salute you in the Lord. Christ salute you.
23 Caius, my host, and the whole 17 Now I beseech you, brethren, church, saluteth you. Erastus, the to mark them who make dissensions treasurer of the city, saluteth you, and offences contrary to the doc- and Quartus, a brother. trine which you have learnt, and to 24 The grace of our Lord JESUS avoid them.
Christ, be with you all. Amen. 18 For they that are such serve 25 Now to him that is able to not Christ our Lord, but their own establish you, according to my gosbelly: and by pleasing speeches, pel and the preaching of JESUS and good words seduce the hearts Christ,according to the revelation of the innocent.
of the mystery, which was kept se19 For your obedience is publish- cret from eternity, ed in every place. I rejoice there 26 (Which now is made manifest fore in you. But I would have you by the scriptures of the prophets, to be wise in good, and simple in evil. according to the precept of the eter
20 And the God of peace crush nal God, for the obedience of faith) satan under your feet speedily. The known among all nations. grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be 27 To God the only wise through
Jesus CHRIST, to whom be honour 21 Timothy my fellow labourer and glory for ever, and ever. Amen.
The first Epistle of St. PAUL to the CORINTHIANS.
manifestation of our Lord JESUS He reproveth their dissensions. CHRIST.
AUL called to be an apostle of 8 Who also will confirm you unPA
JESUS Christ, by the will of to the end without crime, in the day God, and Sosthenes a brother, of the coming of our Lord Jesus
2 To the church of God that is at CHRIST. Corinth, to them that are sanctified 9 God is faithful; by whom you in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, are called unto the fellowship of his with all that invoke the name of Son Jesus Christ our Lord. our Lord Jesus Christ in every 10 Now I beseech you, brethren, place of theirs and ours.
by the name of our Lord JESUS 3 Grace to you, and peace from Christ, that you all speak the same God our Father, and from the Lord thing, and that there be no schisms JESUS CHRIST.
among you: but that
per4 I give thanks to my God always fect in the same mind, and in the for
you for the grace of God that same judgment. is given you in Christ JESUS. 11 For it hath been signified un
5 That in all things you are made to me, my brethren, of you, by them rich in him, in all utterance, and in that are of the house of Chloe, that all knowledge,
there are contentions among you. 6 As the testimony of Christ was 12 Now this I say that every one confirmed in you,
of you saith : I indeed am of Paul 7 So that nothing is wanting to and I am of Apollo : and I of Ce you in any grace, waiting for the phas : and I of Christ.
19 For it is written: I will destroy A to you, came not in loftiness of
13 Is Christ divided ? Was Paul confound the wise : and the weak then crucified for you? or were you things of the world hath God chosen, baptized in the name of Paul ? that he may confound the strong:
14 I give God tnanks, that I bap 28 And the base things of the tized none of you, but Crispus and world, and the things that are conCaius :
i temptible hath God chosen, and 15 Lest any should say that you things that are not, that he might were baptized in my name. bring to nought things that are :
16 And I baptized also the house 29 That no flesh should glory hold of Stephanas: besides I know in his sight. not whether I baptized any other. 30 But of him are you in Christ
17 For Christ sent me not to bap- Jesus, who of God is made unto us tize, but to preach the gospel : not wisdom, and justice, and sanctificain wisdom of speech, lest the cross tion, and redemption: of Christ should be made void. si That, as it is written, He that
18 For the word of the cross, to glorieth, may glory in the Lord. them indeed that perish, is foolish
ČÅAP. II. ness: but to them that are saved, His preaching was not in loftiness that is, to us, it is the power of God.
ND I, brethren, when I came the wisdom of the wise ; and the prudence of the prudent I will reject. speech or of wisdom; declaring un
20 Where is the wise? Where is to you the testimony of Christ. the scribe? Where is the disputer of 2 For Ijudged not myself to know this world ? Hath not God made any thing among you, but JESUS foolish the wisdom of this world ? Christ: and him crucified.
21 For seeing that in the wisdom 3 And I was with you in weakness, of God the world by wisdom knew and in fear, and in much trembling. not God : it pleased God by the 4 And my speech and my preachfoolishness of our preaching to save ing was not in the persuasive words them that believe.
of human wisdom, but in shewing 22 For both the Jews require signs, of the spirit and power: and the Greeks seek after wisdom: 5 That your faith might not
23 But we preach Christ crucified, stand on the wisdom of men, but unto the Jews indeed a stumbling on the power of God. block, and unto the gentiles, fool 6 Howbeit we speak wisdom ishness :
among the perfect: yet not the wis24 But unto them that are called dom of this world, neither of the both Jews and Greeks, Christ the princes of this world, that come to power of God and the wisdom of nought : God.
7 But we speak the wisdom of 25 For the foolishness of God, is God in a mystery, a wisdom which wiser than men : and the weakness is hidden, which God ordained beof God, is stronger than men. fore the world, unto our glory:
26 For see your vocation, bre. 8 Which none of the princes of thren, that there are not many wise this world knew :. for if they had according to the flesh, not many known it, they would never have mighty, not many noble:
crucified the Lord of giory. 27 But the foolish things of the 9 But, as it is written : That eye world hath God chosen, that he may hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither
Ver. 25. The foolishness. That is to say, what appears foolish to the world in the ways of God, is indeed most wise: and what appears weuk, is indeed above all the strength of man.