Paul called an Apostle of Iesus Christ, thorowe the will of God, and brother
2 Unto the congregacyon of God whych is at Corynthum. To them that are
sanctifyed by Christ Iesu, called saynctes, with all that call on the name of
oure Lorde Iesus Chryst in euery place, ether of theirs or of oures.
3 Grace be vnto you and peace from God oure father, & from the Lorde Iesus
4 I thanke my God allwayes on youre behalfe, for the grace of God, whych is
geuen you by Iesus Christ,
5 that in all thynges ye are made ryche by hym, in all vtteraunce & in all
6 by the which thinges the testimony of Iesus Christ was confermed in you,
7 so şt ye are behynde in no gyfte, waytinge for the appearyng of oure Lord
8 which shall also strenght you vnto the ende, that ye maye be blamelesse in the
daye of oure Lorde Iesus Christ.
9 God is faythfull, by whom ye are called vnto the fellyshyppe of hys sonne
Iesus Christ our Lord.
10 I beseche you brethren by the name of oure Lord Iesus Christ, that ye all
speake one thinge, and that there be no dissencion amonge you: but that ye maye
be a whole body: of one mynde and of one meanynge.
11 For it is shewed vnto me (my brethren) of you, by them which are of the house
of Cloe, that ther is stryfes amonge you.
12 I speake of the same that euery one of you sayeth: I holde of Paul: I holde
of Apollo: I holde of Cephas: I holde of Christ.
13 Is Christ deuyded? Was Paul crucifyed for you? ether were ye baptysed in the
name of Paul?
14 I thanke God, that I baptysed none of you, but Crispus and Gaius:
15 lest eny shuld saye, that I had baptysed in myne awne name.
16 I baptised also the house of Stephana. Furthermore knowe I not, whether I
baptised eny man or no.
17 For Christ sent me not to baptyse, but to preache şe Gospell, not wt wysdome
of wordes, lest the crosse of Christ shulde haue bene made of none effecte.
18 For the preaching of şe crosse, is to them that perisshe, foolishnes: but
vnto vs which are saued it is the power of God.
19 For it is wrytten: I will destroye şe wysdome of the wyse, and wyll cast
awaye the vnderstandynge of the prudent.
20 Where is the wyse? Where is the scrybe? Where is şe disputer of this worlde?
21 Hath not God made the wysdome of this worlde foolishnes? For after that the
worlde thorowe wysdome knewe not God, in şe wysdome of God, it pleased God
thorowe foolyshnes of preachynge, to saue them that beleue.
22 For the Iewes require a sygne, and the Grekes seke after wysdome.
23 But we preache Christ crucifyed, vnto the Iewes an occasyon of fallynge, and
vnto the Grekes foolysihnes:
24 but vnto them whych are called both of the Iewes & Grekes, we preache
Christ the power of God and the wysdome of God.
25 For the foolishnes of God, is wyser then men: and the weakenes of God is
stronger then men.
26 Brethren, ye se your callynge, how that not many wyse men after the flesshe,
not many myghty, not many of hye degre, are called:
27 But God hath chosen the folisshe thynges of the worlde, to confounde the wyse.
And God hath chosen the weake thynges, of the worlde, to confounde thynges whych
28 And vyle thynges of the worlde, & thinges which are despised, hath God
chosen, yee and thinges of no reputacyon, for to brynge to nought thynges of
29 that no flesshe shulde reioyce in hys presence.
30 And of hym are ye, in Chryst Iesu, whych of God is made vnto vs, wysdome,
& rightwesnes, and sanctifyinge, and redempcyon.
31 That accordynge as it is written: he which reioyseth, shulde reioyce in the
And I brethren (when I came to you) came not in gloriousnes of wordes, or of
wysdome, shewynge vnto you the testimony of God.
2 Nether shewed I my selfe that I knewe eny thynge amonge you, saue Iesus
Christ, euen the same that was crucifyed.
3 And I was among you in weaknes, and in feare, and in moche tremblynge.
4 And my wordes and my preachynge was not wt entysynge wordes of mannes wysdome:
but in shewynge of the sprete and of power,
5 that your fayth shuld not stande in the wysdome of men, but in the power of
6 We speake of wysdome amonge them that are perfecte: not the wysdome of this
world, nether of the rulars of this worlde (whych go to nought)
7 but we speake şe wysdome of God, whych is in secrete & lyeth hyd, which
God ordeyned before the worlde, vnto oure glory:
8 which wysdome none of the rulars of this worlde knewe. For had they had
knowlege, they wold not haue crucifyed the Lorde of glory.
9 But as it is written. The eye hath not sene, and the eare hath not heard,
nether haue entred into the hert of man, the thynges which God hath prepared for
them that loue hym.
10 But God hath opened them vnto vs by his sprete. For the sprete searcheth all
thinges, ye the botome of Goddes secretes.
11 For what man knoweth şe thinges of a man: saue şe sprete of man which is wt
in him? Euen so şe thynges of God knoweth no man, but şe sprete of God.
12 And we haue not receaued the sprete of the worlde: but şe sprete which
commeth of God, for to knowe şe thynges şt are geuen to vs of God:
13 which thynges also we speake (not wt wordes şt mannes wysdome teacheth, but
wt wordes whych şe holy ghost doth teache) makyng spirituall comparisons of
14 The naturall man perceaueth not şe thinges that belonge to şe sprete of
God. For they are but folyshnes vnto him. Nether can he perceaue them, because
they are spretually examined.
15 But he şt is spretual, discusseth all thynges: yet he him selfe is iudged of
16 For who hath knowen şe mynde of şe Lord, other who shall informe hym? But
we vnderstande the mynde of Chryst.
And I coulde not speake (vnto you brethren) as vnto spretuall: but as vnto
carnall, euen as vnto babes in Christ.
2 I gaue you mylke to drynke, and not meate. For ye then were not stronge,
nether are ye as yet. For ye are yet carnall.
3 As longe verely as ther is amonge you enuyinge, & strife & sectes: are
ye not carnall, & walke after şe maner of men?
4 For whyle one sayth: I holde of Paul, & another: I am of Apollo, are ye
5 What is Paul? What thynge is Apollo? Onely ministers are they by whom ye
beleued, euen as the Lorde gaue euery man grace.
6 I haue planted, Apollo watred: but God gaue the encreace.
7 So then, nether is he that planteth eny thyng, nether he that watreth, but God
that geueth the encreace.
8 He that planteth and he that watreth, are one. Euery man yet shall receaue hys
rewarde, accordynge to his laboure.
9 For we are Goddes labourers, ye are Goddes husbandrye, ye are Goddes buyldyng:
10 Accordynge to the grace of God geuen vnto me, as a wyse buylder haue I layde
the foundacyon. And another bylt theron. But let euery man take hede, how he
11 For another foundacyon can no man laye, then it that is layde, whych is Iesus
12 If eny man buylde on this foundacyon, golde, syluer, precyous stones, tymber,
haye or stoble:
13 euery mannes worcke shall appeare. For the daye shall declare, whych shalbe
shewed in fyre. And the fyre shall trye euery mannes worcke, what it is.
14 If eny mannes worcke that he hath bylt vpon, byde, he shall receaue a rewarde.
15 If eny mannes worcke burne, he shall suffre losse, but he shalbe safe hym
selfe: neuertheles, yet as it were thorowe fyre.
16 Knowe ye not, that ye are the
, & how that the sprete of God dwelleth in you?
17 If eny man defyle the
, hym shall God destroye. For the
, is holy, whych temple ye are.
18 Let no man deceaue him selfe. If eny man seme wyse to hym selfe amonge you,
let hym become a foole in this worlde, şt he maye be wyse.
19 For şe wysdom of thys worlde is folyshnes with God. For it is wrytten: he
compaseth the wyse in theyr craftynes.
20 And agayne: God knoweth the thoughtes of the wyse, that they be vayne.
21 Therfore, let no man reioyce in men. For all thynges are youres,
22 whether it be Paul, ether Apollo, ether Cephas: whether it be the worlde,
ether lyfe, ether deeth, whether they be present thynges, or thynges to come:
all are youres:
23 and ye are Chrystes, and Christ is Goddes.
Let a man this wyse esteme vs, euen as the minysters of Christ, and stewards of
the secretes of God.
2 Furthermore it is required of the stewardes, that a man be founde faythfull.
3 Wyth me is it but a very small thynge, that I shuld be iudged of you, ether of
mans iudgement. No I iudge not myne awne selfe.
4 For I knowe nought by my selfe: yet am I not therby iustifyed. It is the Lorde
that iudgeth me.
5 Therfore iudge nothinge before the tyme vntyll the Lorde come, whych wyll
lyghten thinges that are hyd in darcknes, and open the counsels of the hertes.
And then shall euery man haue prayse of God.
6 These thynges (brethren) I haue for an ensample described in myne awne person,
& in Apollos, for youre sakes, şt ye myght learne by vs, şt noman counte
of hym selfe beyonde şt which is aboue wrytten: that one swell not agaynst
another for eny mans cause.
7 For who preferreth the? What hast thou, that thou hast not receaued? If thou
haue receaued it, why reioysest thou, as though şu haddest not receaued it?
8 Nowe ye are full: nowe ye are made ryche: ye raygne as kinges without vs: and
I wolde to God ye dyd raygne, that we myght raygne with you.
9 For me thynketh, that God hath set forth vs (which are the last Apostles) as
it were men appoynted to deeth. For we are a gasynge stocke vnto the worlde, and
to the Angels, and to men.
10 We are fooles for Christes sake, but ye are wyse thorowe Chryst. We weake,
but ye are stronge. Ye are honorable, but we are despysed.
11 Euen vnto this tyme we honger and thyrst, and are naked, and are boffeted
with fystes, and haue no certayne dwellynge place,
12 & laboure, worckynge wt oure awne handes. We are reuyled, and yet we
blesse. We are persecuted, and suffer it.
13 We are euyll spoken of, & we praye. We are made as it were the fylthines
of the worlde, the ofscowrynge of all thynges, euen vnto thys daye.
14 I wryte not these thynges, to shame you: but as my beloued sonnes I warne
15 For though ye haue ten thousande instructours in Chryst: yet haue ye not many
fathers. In Chryst Iesu I haue begotten you thorow şe Gospell.
16 Wherfore, I desyre you to folowe me.
17 For thys cause haue I sent vnto you Tymotheus, which is my deare sonne, and
faythfull in the Lorde, whych shall put you in remembraunce of my wayes, that I
haue in Chryst, euen as I teach euery where in all congregacions.
18 Some swell, as though I wold come nomore at you.
19 But I wyll come to you shortely yf God wyll: & will know, not şe wordes
of them which swell but the power:
20 for the Kyngdome of God is not in wordes, but in power.
21 What wyll ye? Shall I come vnto you with a rodde, or els in loue and in the
sprete of softnesse?
There goeth a commen sayinge that ther is fornicacion amonge you, and soch
fornicacyon, as is not named amonge the gentyls: şt one shuld haue hys fathers
2 And ye swell, and haue not rather sorowed, that he which hath done thys dede,
myght be put from amonge you.
3 For I verely as absent in body, but present in sprete, haue determined
allready (as though I were present) concernynge hym that hath done this dede,
4 in şe name of oure Lord Iesu Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my
sprete wt you, with the power of the Lorde Iesus Chryst
5 to delyuer hym vnto Satan, for the destruccyon of the flesshe, that the sprete
maye be saued in the daye of the Lorde Iesus.
6 Youre reioysynge is not good: knowe ye not, that a lytle leuen sowreth şe
whole lompe of dowe?
7 Pourge therfore the olde leuen şt ye maye be newe dowe, as ye are swete
breed. For Christ oure passeouer is offered vp for vs.
8 Therfore, let vs kepe holy daye, not with olde leuen, nether with the leuen of
malicyousnes & wickednes: but with the swete breed of purenes and trueth.
9 I wrote vnto you in a pistle, that ye shuld not company wyth fornicatours.
10 And I meant not at all of the fornicatours of this world, ether of the
coueteous, or extorsyoners, ether the ydolaters: for then must ye nedes haue
gone out of şe world.
11 But now I dyd write vnto you, that ye company not together, yf eny that is
called a brother, be a fornicator, or coueteous, or a worshypper of ymages,
ether a raylar, ether a dronckard, or an extorcionar: wyth hym that is soche, se
that ye eate not.
12 For what haue I to do, to iudge them which are without. Do ye not iudge them
that are within?
13 Them şt are without, God iudgeth. Put awaye the euell from amonge you.
Darre one of you hauynge busynes wyth another, go to lawe vnder the wycked,
& not rather vnder şe saynctes?
2 Do ye not knowe, that the saynctes shall iudge şe worlde? If the worlde
shalbe iudged by you: are ye not good inough to iudge small trifles?
3 knowe ye not, howe that we shall iudge the angels? Howe moche more, maye we
iudge thinges that pertayne to the lyfe?
4 If ye haue iudgementes of worldely matters, take then whych are despysed in
the congregacyon, and make them iudges.
5 This I saye to youre shame. Is ther vtterly no wyse man amonge you? What not
one at all, that can iudge betwene brother and brother,
6 but one brother goeth to lawe wt another: and that vnder the vnbeleuers?
7 Nowe therfore, there is vtterly a faute amonge you, because ye go to lawe one
wyth another. Why rather suffer ye not wronge? why rather suffre ye not your
selues to haue harme?
8 naye, ye youre selues do wronge, and robbe: & that the brethren.
9 Do ye not knowe, how şt the vnryghteous shall not inheret şe kyngdome of
God? Be not deceaued. For nether fornicatours, nether worshyppers of ymages,
nether aduoutrers, nether weaklynges, nether abusers of them selues wyth
10 nether theues, nether couetouse, nether dronkardes, nether cursed speakers,
nether pyllers, shall inheret the kyngdome of God.
11 And soch were some of you, but ye are wasshed: but ye are sanctifyed: but ye
are iustifyed by the name of the Lorde Iesus, & by the sprete of oure God.
12 I maye do all thynges, but all thynges are not profytable. I maye do all
thynges: but I will be brought vnder no mans power.
13 Meates are ordeyned for the belly, & şe belly for meates: but God shall
destroye both it and them. Let not the body be applyed vnto fornicacyon, but
vnto the Lorde, and the Lorde vnto the body.
14 God hath raysed vp şe Lorde, and shall rayse vs vp by hys power.
15 Ether knowe ye not, şt youre bodyes are şe membres of Christ? shall I nowe
take şe members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbyd.
16 Do ye not knowe, that he whych coupleth hym selfe wt an harlot, is become one
body. For two (sayth he) shalbe one flesshe.
17 But he that is ioyned vnto the Lorde is one sprete.
18 Fle fornicacion. Euery synne şt a man doth, is without the body. But he that
is a fornicator, synneth against his awne body.
19 Ether knowe ye not, how şt youre bodyes are şe temple of şe holy ghost,
which dwelleth in you, whom ye haue of God, and how that ye are not youre awne?
20 For ye are dearly bought. Therfore glorifye God in youre bodyes, and in youre
spretes, which are Goddes.
As concernynge şe thynges wherof ye wrote vnto me: it is good for a man, not to
touche a woman.
2 Neuerthelesse, to a voyde whordome let euery man haue hys wyfe: and let euery
woman haue her husbande.
3 Let the husbande geue vnto the wyfe due beneuolence. Lykewyse also şe wyfe
vnto the husbande.
4 The wyfe hath not power of her awne body: but the husbande. And lykewyse şe
husbande hath not power of his awne body: but şe wyfe.
5 Wythdrawe not youre selues one from another, except it be with consent for a
tyme, for to geue youre selues to fastynge and prayer. And afterwarde come
together agayne, lest Satan tempte you for youre incontinencie.
6 This I saye of fauoure, and not of commaundement.
7 For I wolde şt all men were as I my selfe am: but euery man hath his proper
gyfte of God, one after this manner, another after that.
8 I saye vnto them that be vnmaryed and wyddowes: it is good for them, yf they
abyde euen as I do.
9 But and yf they cannot abstayne, let them mary. For it is better to mary, then
10 Unto the maryed commaunde, not I, but the Lord: Let not the wyfe be separated
from the husband.
11 If she separate her selfe, let her remayne vnmaryed, or be reconciled vnto
her husbande agayne. And let not the husbande put awaye his wyfe from him.
12 To the remnaunt speake I, not the Lorde If eny brother haue a wyfe şt
beleueth not, yf she be content to dwell with him, let hym not put her awaye.
13 And the woman whych hath to her husbande an infidell, & consent to dwell
wyth her, let her not put hym awaye.
14 For şe vnbeleuynge husbande is sanctified by şe wyfe, & şe vnbeleuinge
wyfe is sanctifyed by the husbande. Or els were your chyldren vncleane: but nowe
are they holye.
15 But & yf şe vnbeleuynge departe, let him departe. A brother or a syster
is not in subieccyon to soche. But God hath called vs in peace.
16 For how knowest thou (o woman) whether thou shalt saue thy husbande or no?
Other howe knowest thou (o man) whether thou shalt saue thy wyfe or no?
17 but euen as God hath distributed to euery man. As the Lorde hath called euery
man, so let hym walke: and so ordeyn I in all congregacyons.
18 If eny man be called beynge circumcised, let him not adde vncircumcisyon. If
eny be called vncircumcised, let hym not be circumcised.
19 Circumcisyon is nothynge, and vncircumcisyon is nothinge: but the kepynge of
şe commaundementes of God.
20 Let euery man abyde in the same callinge, wherin he was called.
21 Art thou called a seruaunt? care not for it. Neuerthelesse yf thou mayst be
fre, vse it rather.
22 For he that is called in the Lorde, beynge a seruaunt, is the Lordes freman.
Lykewyse he that is called beynge fre, is Christes seruaunt.
23 Ye are dearly bought, be not ye the seruauntes of men.
24 Brethren, let euery man wherin he is called, therin abyde wyth God.
25 As concernynge virgins, I haue no commaundement of the Lorde: yet geue I
counsell, as one that hath obtayned mercye of şe Lord, to be faythfull.
26 I suppose therfore şt it is good for the present necessite. For it is good
for a man so to be.
27 Art thou bounde vnto a wyfe? seke not to be losed. Art thou loosed from a
wyfe? seke not a wyfe.
28 But and yf şu marye a wyfe, thou hast not synned. Lykewyse, yf a virgyn mary,
she hath not synned. Neuerthelesse soche shall haue trouble in their flesshe:
but I fauoure you.
29 This saye I brethren, the tyme is shorte. It remayneth, şt they whych haue
wyues, be as though they had none:
30 and they şt wepe, be as though they wept not: and they that reioyce, be as
though they reioyced not: & they that bye, be as though they possessed not:
31 and they that vse this worlde, be as though they vsed it not. For the fassyon
of thys worlde goeth awaye.
32 I wolde haue you without care. He şt is vnmaryed, careth for the thynges şt
belong to şe Lord, howe he maye please şe Lord.
33 But he şe hath maryed a wyfe careth for şe thinges şt are of şe worlde,
howe he maye please his wyfe.
34 There is difference betwene a virgin & a wife. The syngle woman careth
for şe thinges şt are of şe Lorde, şt she maye be holy both in bodye &
also in sprete. Agayne: she şt is maryed, careth for şe thinges şt pertayne
to şe worlde, how she maye please her husbande.
35 This speake I for youre profet, not to tangle you in a snare: but şt ye maye
folowe it which is honest & comly, & şt ye maye cleaue vnto the Lorde
36 If eny man thynke that it is vncomly for his virgin, yf she passe the tyme of
maryage, and yf so nede require, let him do what he lysteth, he synneth not: let
them be coupled in mariage.
37 Neuerthelesse, he that purposeth surely in his herte, hauynge no nede: but
hath power ouer his awne will: & hath so decreed in his hert, that he will
kepe his virgin, doth well. So then, he şt ioyneth his virgin in mariage doth
38 But he that ioyneth not his virgin in mariage, doth better.
39 The wyfe is bounde to şe mariage, as longe as her husband lyueth. If her
husband dye, she is at libertie to mary with whom she will, onely in şe Lorde.
40 But she is happier, yf she so abyde, after my iudgement. And I thinke verely,
that I haue the sprete of God.
As touchyng thinges offred vnto ymages, we are sure şt we all haue knowledge.
Knowledge maketh a man swell: but loue edifyeth.
2 If eny man thynke that he knoweth eny thing, he knoweth nothyng yet as he
ought to knowe.
3 But yf eny man loue God, the same is knowen of him.
4 As concernyng şe eatyng of those thynges şt are offred vnto ydols, we are
sure, şt şe ymage is nothing in the worlde and şt ther is none other God, but
5 And though ther be that are called Goddes, whether in heauen other in erth (as
ther be Goddes many, and Lordes many)
6 yet vnto vs is there but one God, which is the father, of whom are all thinges,
& we for him & one Lord Iesus Christ, by whom are all thinges, and we by
7 But euery man hath not knowledge. Some hauing conscience because of şe ymage,
vntill thys houre, eate as a thinge offered vnto ymages: & so their
conscience beinge weake is defyled.
8 But meate maketh vs not acceptable to God. Nether yf we eate, are we the
better. Nether yf we eate not, are we the worsse.
9 But take hede, lest by any meanes this libertie of yours be an occasion of
falling to them şt are weake.
10 For yf some man se şe which hast knowledge, syt & eate of meate offred
vnto ymages, shall not şe conscience of him which is weake, be boldened to eate
those thynges, which are offered to ymages.
11 And so thorow thy knowledge shall şe weake brother perysshe, for whom Christ
12 When ye synne so agaynst şe brethren, & wounde their weake conscience,
ye synne agaynst Christ.
13 Wherfore yf meate hurt my brother, I will neuer eate flesshe lest I shulde
offende my brother.
Am I not an Apostle? am I not fre? haue I not sene Iesus Christ oure Lorde?
2 Are ye not my worke in şe Lorde? If I be not an Apostle vnto other, yet am I
vnto you. For the seale of myne Apostleshyppe are ye in the Lord.
3 Myne answer to them that aske me, is this.
4 Haue we not power to eate and to dryncke?
5 Haue we not power to leade about a woman a syster, as well as other Apostles,
and as the brethren of the Lorde, and Cephas?
6 Ether onely I and Barnabas haue not power thys to do?
7 Who goeth a warfare eny tyme at hys awne cost? who planteth a vineyarde, and
eateth not of the frute therof? Or who fedeth a flocke and eateth not of the
mylcke of the flocke?
8 Saye I these thynges after the maner of men? Sayth not şe lawe şe same also?
9 For it is wrytten in şe lawe of Moses. Thou shalt not mosell the mouth of şe
oxe that treadeth oute the corne. Doth God take thought for oxen?
10 Sayth he it not alltogether for oure sakes? For oure sakes no doute this is
written: that he whych eareth shulde eare in hope & that he whych throssheth
in hope, shulde be partaker of hys hope.
11 If we sowe vnto you spirituall thynges, is it a great thynge yf we reape
youre bodely thynges?
12 If other be partakers of thys power ouer you, wherfore are not we rather?
Neuerthelesse we haue not vsed this power: but suffre all thinges, lest we
shulde hinder şe Gospell of Chryst.
13 Do ye not knowe, howe şt they which minister aboute holy thinges lyue of şe
sacrifyce? They which wayte of the temple, are partakers of şe temple.
14 Euen so also dyd şe Lord ordayne: that they whych preach the Gospell, shulde
lyue of şe Gospell.
15 But I haue vsed none of these thinges. Neuertheles I wrote not these thinges,
şt it shuld be so done vnto me. For it were better for me to dye, then şt eny
man shuld take this reioysinge from me.
16 For yf I preach the Gospell, I haue nothynge to reioyce of. For necessyte is
put vnto me. But wo is it vnto me, yf I preach not the Gospell.
17 If I do it wt a good will, I haue a reward. But yf I do it against my will,
an office is committed vnto me.
18 What is my reward then? Uerely şt when I preach the Gospell, I make the
Gospell of Christ fre, that I misuse not myne auctorite in the Gospell.
19 For though I be fre from all men, yet haue I made my selfe seruaunt vnto all
men, that I myght wynne the moo.
20 Unto the Iewes, I became as a Iewe, to wynne şe Iewes. To them that were
vnder the lawe, was I made as though I had bene vnder the lawe, to wynne them
that were vnder the lawe.
21 To them that were wythout lawe, became I as though I had bene wythout lawe
(when I was not without lawe as perteyning to God, but vnder şe lawe of Chryst)
to wynne them that were wythout lawe.
22 To the weake became I as weake, to wynne şe weake: In all thinges I
fasshyoned my selfe to all men, to saue at şe least waye some.
23 And this I do for şe gospels sake, that I myght haue my parte therof.
24 Perceaue ye not, howe that they which runne in a course, runne all, but one
receaueth şe rewarde? So runne, that ye maye obtayne.
25 Euery man şt proueth masteries, abstayneth from all thynges. And they do it
to obtayne a crowne şt shall perysshe: but we to obtayne an euerlasting crowne.
26 I therfore so runne, not as at an vncertayne thyng. So fyght I, not as one
that beateth the ayer:
27 but I tame my body, & brynge it into subieccyon, lest by anye meanes it
come to passe, that whan I haue preached to other, I my selfe shulde be a cast
Brethren, I wolde not that ye shulde be ignoraunt, howe that our fathers were
all vnder the cloude, and all passed thorowe the see,
2 and were all baptysed vnder Moses in the cloude and in the see:
3 and dyd all eate of one spirituall meate
4 and dyd all dryncke of one maner of spirituall dryncke. And they drancke of
that spirituall rocke that folowed them, whych rocke was Chryst.
5 But in many of them had God no delyte: For they were ouerthrowen in the
6 These weare ensamples to vs that we shuld not lust after euyll thynges, as
7 And şt ye shuld not be worshyppers of ymages, as were some of them,
accordynge as it is wrytten: The people sate downe to eate & drincke, &
rose vp to playe.
8 Nether let vs be defyled wt fornicacyon, as some of them were defyled wyth
fornicacyon, & fell in one daye .xxiij. thousand.
9 Nether let vs tempte Christ, as some of them tempted, & were destroyed of
10 Nether murmure ye, as some of them murmured, & were destroyed of şe
11 All these thynges happened vnto them for ensamples, but are wrytten to put vs
in remembraunce, whom şe endes of şe worlde are come vpon.
12 Wherfore, let him şt thynketh he stondeth, take hede, lest he fall.
13 Ther hath none other temptacyon taken you, but soche as foloweth şe nature
of man. But God is faythfull whych shall not suffer you to be tempted aboue
youre strength: but shall in şe myddes of the temptacyon make awaye, şt ye
maye be able to beare it.
14 Wherfore my deare beloued, fly from worshyppynge of ymages.
15 I speake as vnto them whych haue discrecyon, iudge ye what I saye.
16 Is not şe cupp of blessynge which we blesse, partakynge of şe bloude of
17 is not şe breed whych we breake, partetakynge of şe body of Chryst? because
şt we (though we be many) yet are one breed & one bodye, in as moche as we
all are partakers of one bred.
after şe flessh. Are not they which eate of the sacrifyce, partakers of the
19 What saye I then? that the ymage is eny thynge? or that it whych is offered
to ymages, is eny thynge?
20 Nay, but thys I saye: şt the thynges whych the gentyls offer, they offer to
deuyls, and not to God. I wolde not that ye shulde haue felloshyppe wyth şe
21 Ye can not dryncke of the cup of şe Lorde, and of the cup of deuyls. Ye
cannot be the partakers of the Lordes table, and of the table of deuelles.
22 Ether do we prouoke the Lord? Are we stronger then he? I maye do all thynges,
but all thynges are not expedient.
23 I maye do all thynges, but all thynges edifye not.
24 Let no man seke that whych is hys awne: but let euery man seke that whych
belongeth to another:
25 Whatsoeuer is solde in the flesshe market, that eate, and aske no questyon
for conscyence sake.
26 For the erth is the Lordes, and all that therin is.
27 If eny of them whych beleue not, byd you to a feast, and ye be disposed to
go, whatsoeuer is sett before you, eate, askynge no questyon for conscience
28 But and yf eny man saye vnto you: thys is offred vnto ymages, eate not of it
for hys sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake. The erth is the Lordes and
all that therin is.
29 Conscience I saye, not thyne, but of the other. For why is my liberte, iudged
of another mannes conscience?
30 For yf I take my parte with thankes, why am I euyll spoken of, for that
thynge wherfore I geue thankes?
31 Whether therfore ye eate or dryncke, or whatsoeuer ye do, do all to the
prayse of God.
32 Se that ye geue none occasyon of euyll, nether to the Iewes, nor yet to şe
gentyls, nether to the congregacyon of God:
33 euen as I please all men in all thynges, not sekynge myne awne profet, but
the profet of many, that they myght be saued.
Be ye the folowers of me, as I am the folower of Christ.
2 I commende you brethren, that ye remember me in all thynges, and kepe the
ordinaunces, euen as I delyuered them to you.
3 But I wolde haue you to knowe, that Christ is the heed of euery man. And the
man is the womans heed. And God is Christes heed.
4 Euery man prayinge or prophesyinge hauing eny thynge on his heed, shameth his
5 Euery woman that prayeth or prophesyeth bare headed, dishonesteth hyr head.
For that is euen all one, as yf she were shauen.
6 If the woman be not couered, let her also be shoren. If it be shame for a
woman to be shorne or shauen, let her couer her heed.
7 A man ought not to couer his heed, for as moch as he is the ymage and glory of
God. But the woman is the glory of the man.
8 For the man is not of the woman: but the woman of the man.
9 Nether was the man created for the womans sake: but the woman for the mannes
10 For this cause ought the woman to haue power on her heed, for the angels
11 Neuerthelesse, nether is şe man with out the woman. nether the woman without
the man in the Lorde.
12 For as the woman is of the man, euen so is the man: by the woman: but all of
13 Iudge in youre selues, whether it be comly that a woman praye vnto God bare
14 Doth not nature it selfe teach you, that it is a shame for a man,
15 yf he haue longe heere: and a prayse to a woman: yf she haue longe heer. For
hyr heer is geuen her to couer her withall.
16 If any man luste to stryue, we haue no soch custome, nether the congregacyons
17 This I warne you of, and commende not, that ye come not together after a
better maner, but after a worsse.
18 For fyrst of all when ye come together in the congregacion, I heare that
there is dyssencyon amonge you: and I partely beleue it.
19 For ther must be sectes amonge you, that they which are perfect amonge you,
myght be knowen
20 When ye come to gether therfore into one place, the Lordes supper can not be
eaten. For euery man begynneth afore to eate his awne supper.
21 And one is hongry, and another is droncken. Haue ye not houses to eate and to
22 Despyse ye the congregacion of God, and shame them that haue not? What shall
I saye vnto you? shal I prayse you? In this prayse I you not.
23 That which I delyuered vnto you, I receaued of the Lorde. For the Lorde Iesus
the same nyght, in which he was betrayed, toke breed:
24 and whan he had geuen thankes, he brake it and sayde: Take ye, and eate: this
is my body, whych is broken for you. This do ye in the remembraunce of me.
25 After the same maner also he toke the cup, when supper was done, sayinge:
This cuppe is the new testament in my bloude. Thys do as oft as ye dryncke it,
in remembraunce of me.
26 For as often as ye shall eate this breed, and drincke this cup: ye shall
shewe the Lordes deeth tyll he come.
27 Wherfore, whosoeuer, shall eate of this bread, or dryncke of the cup of the
Lorde vnworthely, shalbe gyltye of the body and bloud of the Lorde.
28 But let a man examen him selfe, and so let him eate of the breed, and drincke
of the cup.
29 For he that eateth or dryncketh vnworthely, eateth and dryncketh his awne
damnacyon, because he maketh no difference of şe Lordes body.
30 For this cause many are weake and sycke amonge you, and many slepe.
31 For If we had iudged oure selues, we shuld not haue bene iudged.
32 But when we are iudged of the Lorde, we are chastened, that we shulde not be
damned with the worlde.
33 Wherfore my brethren when ye come together to eate, tary one for another.
34 If any man honger, let him eate at home, that ye come not together vnto
condemnacyon. Other thynges will I set in order, when I come.
Concernynge spirituall thinges (brethren) I wolde not haue you ignoraunt.
2 Ye knowe şt ye were gentyls, & went youre wayes vnto domme ymages, euen
as ye were led.
3 Wherfore I declare vnto you, that no man speakyng by the sprete of God,
defyeth Iesus. Also no man can saye that Iesus is the Lorde, but by the holy
4 Ther are diuersites of gyftes, yet but one sprete.
5 And ther are differences of administracyons, and yet but one Lorde.
6 And ther are dyuers maners of operacyons, and yet but one God whych worcketh
all in all.
7 The gyfte of the sprete is geuen to euery man, to edifye withall,
8 For to one is geuen thorow the spirite the vtteraunce of wisdome. To another
is geuen the vttraunce of knowledge by the same sprete.
9 To another is geuen fayth, by the same sprete. To another the gyftes of
healinge by the same sprete.
10 To another power to do miracles. To another prophesye. To another iudgement
to discerne spretes. To another diuers tonges. To another the interpretacyon of
11 But these all worketh euen the selfe same sprete, diuidynge to euery man a
seuerall gyfte, euen as he wyll.
12 For as the body is one, and hath many membres, and all the membres of one
body though they be many, yet are but one bodye, euen so is Christ.
13 For by one sprete are we all baptysed to make one body, whether we be Iewes
or Gentyls, whether we be bonde or fre, and haue all droncke of one sprete.
14 For the body is not one member, but many.
15 If the fote saye: I am not the hande, I am not of the body: is he therfore
not of the body?
16 And yf the eare saye, I am not the eye, I am not of the body: is he therfore
not of the body?
17 If all the body were an eye, where were then the eare? If all were hearynge:
where were the smellynge?
18 But nowe hath God set the membres euery one seuerally in the body as it hath
19 If they were all one member: where were şe bodye?
20 Nowe are there many membres, yet but one body.
21 And the eye can not saye vnto the hande: I haue no nede of the. Agayne, the
heed can not saye to the fete: I haue no nede of you.
22 Yee rather a great deale those membres of the body which seme to be more
feble, are necessary.
23 And vpon those membres of the body which we thinke leest honest, put we more
honestye on. And oure vngoodlye partes haue more beautye on.
24 For oure honest membres nede it not: But God hath so disposed the body, &
hath geuen the more honoure to that parte whych lacked,
25 lest there shulde be eny stryfe in the body: but that the membres shuld
indifferently care one for another. And yf one member suffer, all suffer with
26 yf one member be had in honour, all membres be glad also.
27 Ye are the body of Christ, and membres one of another.
28 And God hath also ordeyned in the congregacyon, fyrst Apostles, secondarely
prophetes, thrydly teachers, then them that do myracles: after that, the gyftes
of healyng, helpers, gouerners, diuersitye of tonges.
29 Are all Apostles? Are all Prophetes? Are all teachers? Are all doars of
30 Haue all şe gyftes of healinge? Do all speake with tonges? Do all interprete?
31 Couet after the best gyftes. And yet shewe I vnto you a more excellent waye.
Though I spake with the tonges of men and of angels, and haue no loue. I am euen
as sounding brasse, or as a tynklinge cymball.
2 And though I coulde prophesy, and vnderstode all secretes, and all knowledge:
yee yf I haue all fayth, so that I can moue mountayns oute of their places, and
yet haue no loue, I am nothynge.
3 And though I bestowe all my goodes to fede the poore, and though I geue my
body euen that I burned, and yet haue no loue, it profyteth me nothynge.
4 Loue suffreth longe, and is curteous. Loue enuyeth not. Loue doth not
frowardly, swelleth not, dealeth not dishonestly
5 seketh not her awne, is not prouoked to anger, thynketh no euyll,
6 reioyseth not in iniquyte: but reioyseth in the trueth,
7 suffreth all thynges, beleueth all thynges, hopeth all thynges, endureth all
8 Though that prophesyinges fayle, other tonges cease, or knowledge vanysshe
awaye, yet loue falleth neuer awaye.
9 For oure knowledge is vnperfect, and oure prophesyinge is vnperfect.
10 But when şt whych is perfect, is come, then that whych is vnperfect, shall
be done awaye.
11 When I was a chylde, I spake as a chylde, I vnderstode as a chylde, I
ymagined as a chylde. But assone as I was a man, I put awaye chyldeshnes.
12 Nowe we se in a glasse, euen in a darcke speakyng: but then shall we se face
to face. Nowe I knowe vnperfectly: but then shall I knowe euen as I am knowen.
13 Nowe abydeth fayth, hope, and loue, euen these thre: but the chefe of these
Labour for loue, and couet spretuall gyftes: but most chefly that ye maye
2 For he that speaketh with the tonge, speaketh not vnto men, but vnto God. For
no man heareth hym: Houbeit in the sprete he speaketh mysteries.
3 But he that prophesieth, speaketh vnto men for their edifyinge, for their
exhortacion and for their comforte.
4 He that speaketh with the tonge, proffiteth him selfe: he that prophesieth,
edifyeth şe congregacion
5 I wolde that ye all spake with tonges: but rather that ye prophesied. For
greater is he şt prophesyeth, then he that speaketh with tonges, except he
expounde it: that the congregacion maye haue edifying.
6 Now brethren, yf I come vnto you speakynge with tonges: what shall I profet
you, excepte I speake to you, other by reuelacyon or by knowledge, or by
prophesyinge, or by doctryne?
7 Moreouer, when thinges without lyfe geue sounde (whether it be a pype or an
harpe) except they make a destruccyon in şe soundes, how shall it be knowen
what is pyped or harped?
8 For yf the trompe geue an vncertayne voyce, who shall prepare him selfe to the
9 Euen so lykewyse when ye speake with tonges, excepte ye speake wordes that
haue significacyon, howe shall it be vnderstande what is spoken? For ye shall
but speake in the ayer.
10 Many kyndes of voyces are in the world, and none of them are without
11 If I knowe not what the voyce meaneth, I shalbe vnto him that speaketh, an
alient: and he that speaketh, shalbe an alient vnto me.
12 Euen so ye (for as moche as ye couet spretuall gyftes) seke, that ye maye
excell, vnto the edifyinge of the congregacyon.
13 Wherfore, let him şt speaketh with tonge, praye, that he maye interpret
14 For If I praye with tonge, my sprete prayeth, but my vnderstonding doth no
15 What is it then? I will praye with the sprete, and will praye with the
vnderstonding. I will synge with the sprete, and will synge with the
16 For ells, when thou blessest with the sprete, how shall he that occupieth the
rowme of the vnlearned, saye Amen, at thy geuynge of thankes, seynge he
vnderstandeth not. what thou sayest?
17 Thou verely geuest thankes well, but the other is not edified.
18 I thanke my God şt I speake with tonges more then ye all.
19 Yet had I leuer in the congregacion, to speake fyue wordes with my
vnderstonding to şe informacion of other rather then ten thousand wordes with
20 Brethren, be not ye chyldren in wytte. Howbeit, as concernyng maliciousnes,
be children: but in witte be perfect.
21 In the lawe it is written with sondrie tonges, and with sondrye lyppes will I
speake vnto this people, and yet for all that, will they not heare me, sayth the
22 Wherfore tonges are for a sygne, not to them that beleue: but to them that
beleue not. Contrary wyse, prophesyinge serueth not for them that beleue not:
but for them which beleue.
23 If therfore, when all the congregacyon is come together, and all speake with
tonges, ther come in they that are vnlearned, or they which beleue not: will
they not saye, that ye are out of youre wittes?
24 But and yf all prophesye, and ther come in one şt beleueth not, or one
vnlearned, he is rebuked of all men, & is iudged of euery man,
25 & so are the secretes of his hert opened, and so falleth he downe on his
face, and worshyppeth God, & sayth, that God is in you of a trueth.
26 How is it then brethren? As oft as ye come together, euery one of you hath a
songe, hath a doctrine, hath a tonge, hath a reuelacyon, hath an interpretacyon.
Let all thinges be done vnto edifyinge:
27 If eny man speake with tonge, let it be by two or at the most by thre, and
that by course, and let another interprete it.
28 But yf ther be no interpreter, let him kepe sylence in the congregacyon, and
let him speake to him selfe and to God.
29 Let the prophetes speake two, or thre, & let the other iudge.
30 If eny reuelacyon be made to another that sytteth by, let the fyrst holde his
31 For ye maye al prophesy one by one, that all maye learne, and that all maye
32 And the spretes of the prophetes are in the power of the Prophetes.
33 For God is not causer of stryfe: but of peace, as in all congregacions of the
34 Let youre wemen kepe sylence in the congregacions. For it is not permitted
vnto them to speake: but to be vnder obedience, as sayth the lawe.
35 If they wyll learne eny thynge, let them aske their husbandes at home. For it
is a shame for wemen, to speake in the congregacion.
36 Spronge the worde of God from you? Ether came it vnto you onely?
37 If eny man thynke him selfe to be a prophet, ether spirituall: let him knowe,
what thynges I wryte vnto you. For they are the commaundementes of the Lorde.
38 But and yf eny man be ignoraunt, let him be ignoraunt.
39 Wherfore brethren, couet to prophesye, and forbyd not to speake with tonges.
40 let all thynges be done honestly and in order.
Brethren, as pertaynynge to the gospell whych I preached vnto you, whych ye haue
also accepted, and in the whych ye contynue,
2 by the which also ye are saued: I do you to wit, after what maner I preached
vnto you, yf ye kepe it, except ye haue beleued in vayne.
3 For fyrst of all I delyuered vnto you, şt which I receaued: how that Christ
dyed for our synnes, agreynge to the scriptures:
4 And that he was buried, and that he arose agayne şe thirde daye accordyng to
5 & that he was sene of Cephas, then of the twelue.
6 After that was he sene of moo then fyue hundred brethren at once: of whych
many remayne vnto this daye, & many are fallen a slepe.
7 After that appeared he to Iames, then to all the Apostles.
8 And last of all he was sene of me, as of one that was borne oute of due tyme.
9 For I am the least of the apostles, which am not worthy to be called an
Apostle, because I persecuted the congregacyon of God.
10 But by şe grace of God, I am şt I am. And his grace which is in me, was not
in vayne: But I labored moare aboundauntly then they all, yet not I, but the
grace of God which is with me
11 therfore whether it were I or they, so we preach, & so haue ye beleued.
12 If Christ be preached how that he rose from the deed: how saye some amonge
you, that ther is no resurreccyon of the deed:
13 If there be no rysynge agayne of the deed then is Christ not rysen agayne.
14 If Christ be not rysen agayne, then is oure preaching in vayne, and your
fayth is also in vayne.
15 Ye and we are founde false wytnesses of God. For we haue testifyed of God,
how that he raysed vp Christ: whom he raysed not vp, yf it be so that the deed
ryse not agayne.
16 For yf the deed ryse not agayne, then is Christ not rysen agayne.
17 If it be so that Christ rose not agayne, then is youre fayth in vayne, and ye
are yet in youre synnes.
18 Therfore they whych are fallen a slepe in Christ, are perysshed.
19 If in this lyfe onely we beleue on Christ, then are we of all men most
20 But now is Christ rysen from the deed, & become the fyrst frutes of them
21 For by a man came deeth, and by a man came the resurreccyon of the deed.
22 For as by Adam all dye: euen so by Christ, shall all be made alyue,
23 but euery man in his awne order. The fyrst is Christ, then they that are
Christes at his commynge.
24 Then commeth the ende, when he hath delyuered vp the kyngdome to God the
father, when he hath put downe all rule and all auctorite & power.
25 For he must raygne tyll he haue put all his enemyes vnder his fete.
26 The last enemye that shalbe destroyed, is deeth
27 For he hath put all thynges vnder his fete. But when he sayth all thynges are
put vnder him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which dyd put all thynges
28 When all thynges are subdued vnto him, then shall şe sonne also him selfe be
subiect vnto him, şt put all thynges vnder him, that God maye be all in all.
29 Els what do they, whych are baptised ouer the deed yf the deed ryse not at
all? Why are they then baptised ouer them?
30 Yee and why stonde we all waye then in ieoperdy?
31 By oure reioysinge which I haue in Christ Iesu oure Lorde, I dye dayly.
32 That I haue fought with beastes at
after the maner of men, what auauntageth it me, yf the deed ryse not agayne:
Let vs eate and dryncke, for to morowe we shall dye.
33 Be not ye deceaued: euell wordes corrupte good maners.
34 Awake truely out of slepe, and synne not. For some haue not şe knowledge of
God: I speake this to youre shame.
35 But some man will saye: howe aryse the deed? wt what bodye shall they come?
36 Thou foole, şt which thou sowest, is not quickened, except it dye.
37 And what sowest thou? Thou sowest not that body that shalbe: but bare corne
(as of wheet, or of some other)
38 but God geueth it a body at his pleasure, to euery seed his awne body.
39 All flesshe is not one maner of flesshe: but ther is one maner of flesshe of
men, another maner of flesshe of beastes, another of fysshes, & another of
40 Ther are also celestiall bodyes, & ther are bodyes terrestriall. But the
glory of the celestiall is one, & şe glory of the terrestriall is another.
41 Ther is one maner glory of the sonne, and another glory of the moone, &
another glory of şe sterres. For one starre differeth from another in glory
42 So is the resurreccyon of the deed. It is sowen in corrupcion, it ryseth
agayne in incorrupcyon.
43 It is sowen in dishonour, it ryseth agayne in honoure. It is sowen in weaknes,
it ryseth agayne in power. It is sowen a naturall body, it ryseth agayne a
44 Ther is a naturall bodye, & ther is a spretuall body:
45 as it is also written: the fyrste man Adam was made a lyuinge soule, and the
last Adam was made a quyckening sprete.
46 Howbeit, şt is not fyrst which is spirituall: but that which is naturall,
and then şt which is spretuall
47 The fyrst man is of the erth, erthy: the seconde man is the Lorde from heauen
48 As is the erthy, soche are they that are erthye. And as is the heuenly, soche
are they that are heuenly.
49 And as we haue borne şe ymage of the erthy, so shall we beare the ymage of
50 This saye I brethren şe flesshe & bloud cannot inheret the kyngdom of
God. Nether doth corrupcyon inheret vncorrupcyon.
51 Beholde, I shewe you a mistery. We shall not all slepe: but we shall all be
52 and that in a moment, in the twyncklynge of an eye by the last trompe. For
the trompe shall blowe, and the deed shall ryse incorruptible, & we shalbe
53 For this corruptible must put on incorrupcyon: and this mortall must put on
54 When this corruptible hath put on incorruption, and this mortall hath put on
immortalite: then shalbe brought to passe the saying that is written:
55 Deeth is swalowed vp in victory: Deeth where is thy stynge? Hell where is thy
56 The stynge of deeth is synne: and the strength of synne is the lawe.
57 But thankes be vnto God which hath geuen vs victory, thorowe oure Lord Iesus
58 Therfore my deare brethren, be ye stedfast and vnmouable, alwayes ryche in
the worke of the Lorde, for as moch as ye knowe, how şt youre labour, is not in
vayne in the Lorde.
Concernyng the gatherynge for the sainctes, as I haue ordeyned in the
congregacyons of Galacia, euen so do ye.
2 Upon some Saboth daye let euery one of you put a syde at home, and laye vp
whatsoeuer is mete, that there be no gatherynges when I come.
3 When I am come, whomsoeuer ye shall alowe by youre letters, them wyll I sende,
to brynge youre liberalyte vnto Ierusalem.
4 And yf it be mete that I go also, they shall go wt me.
5 I wyll come vnto you whan I go ouer to
. For I wyll go thorowe out
6 With you parauenture I wyll abyde a whyle: or els tary all wynter, that ye
maye brynge me on my waye, whythersoeuer I go.
7 I wyll not se you now in my passage: but I trust to abyde a whyle with you, yf
God shall suffre me.
8 I wyll tary at
, vntyll the fyftyeth daye.
9 For a greate dore and a frutefull is opened vnto me and ther are many
10 If Timotheus come, se that he be with out feare with you. For he worketh the
worcke of the Lorde, as I do:
11 let no man therfore despyse him. but conuaye hym forth in peace, that he maye
come vnto me. For I loke for him with the brethren.
12 To speake of brother Apollo I greatly desyred him, to come vnto you with the
brethren, but his mynde was not at all to come at this tyme. Howbeit, he wyll
come, when he shall haue conuenient tyme.
13 Watche ye, stonde fast in the fayth, quyte you lyke men, be stronge.
14 Let all youre busynes be done with loue.
15 Brethren, ye knowe the house of Stephana how that they are the fyrst frutes
of Achaia, and that they haue apoynted them selues to minister vnto the sainctes:
16 I beseche you that ye be obedient vnto soche, and to all that helpe and
17 I am glad of the commynge of Stephana & Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that
whych was lackinge vnto me on youre parte they haue supplied.
18 For they haue comforted my sprete & youres. Loke therfore şt ye knowe
them that are soche.
19 The congregacyons of Asia salute you
and Priscilla salute you moch in the Lorde, and so doeth the congregacyon that
is in their house.
20 All the brethren grete you Grete ye one another with an holy kysse.
21 The salutacyon of me Paul with myne awne hande.
22 If eny man loue not the Lord Iesus Christ, the same be Anathema maranatha.
23 The grace of şe Lord Iesus Christ be with you:
24 My loue be with you all in Christ Iesu. Amen.