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1 Corinthians 2:1-3:1

(From Pete Owen)

A.(1) And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.

B.(2) For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. (3) And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.

C.(4) And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: (5) That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

D.(6) Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect:yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:

E.(7) But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: (8) Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

F. (9) But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

E’.(10) But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit:for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. (11) For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

D.(12)  Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

C.(13) Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. (14) But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him:

B’. neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.(15) But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. (16) For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

A’.(3:1) And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual,but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.

1 Corinthians 13

1A. 1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

1B. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

1C. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

2A. 4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind;

2B.  charity envieth not;

2C. charity vaunteth not itself,

3A. i. is not puffed up,

ii. 5 Doth not behave itself unseemly,

iii. seeketh not her own,

iv. is not easily provoked,

v. thinketh no evil;

vi. 6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity,  but rejoiceth in the truth;

4A. i. 7 Beareth all things,

ii. believeth all things,

iii. hopeth all things,

iv. endureth all things.

5A. (8) Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

5B (9,10) For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.

5C (11) When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

5B’. (12) For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

5A’. (13) And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

1 Corinthians 11:3-16*

A. 3 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.

B. 4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head. 5 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head:
for that is even all one as if she were shaven.

C. 6 For if the woman be not covered,
let her also be shorn:
 but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven,
let her be covered.

D. 7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head,
forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God:
but the woman is the glory of the man.

E. 8  For the man is not
of the woman;
but the woman
of the man.

F. 9 Neither was the man created
for the woman;
but the woman
for the man.

G. 10 For this cause ought the woman to have power (authority) on her head because of the angels.

F’. 11 Nevertheless neither is the man
                without the woman,
neither the woman
without the man, in the Lord.

E’.12 For as the woman is
of the man,
even so is man also
by the woman;

D’. but all things of God.

C’. 13 Judge in yourselves:
is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered?

B’. 14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that,
if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?
15 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her:
for her hair is given her for a covering.

A’. 16 But if any man seem to be contentious,
we have no such custom (synetheia),
neither the churches of God.