'O God' in the Bible
To God's church at Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus and called as saints, with all those in every place who call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord-theirs and ours.
I continually give thanks to God on your behalf, for the favour he has bestowed on you thro' Jesus Christ;
I give praise to God that not one of you had baptism from me, but Crispus and Gaius;
For since, according to God's [true] wisdom, the world did not know about Him through its wisdom, God was pleased to save those who believe [in Christ] through the "foolishness" of the message preached.
But you, by your union with Christ Jesus, belong to God; and Christ, by God's will, became not only our Wisdom, but also our Righteousness, Holiness, and Deliverance,
for we belong to God as His fellow-workers; you belong to God as His field to be tilled, as His building to be built.
According to God's grace that was given to me, as a skilled master builder I have laid a foundation, and another builds on it. But each one must be careful how he builds on it,
If anyone does hurt to God's temple or corrupts it [ with false doctrines] or destroys it, God will do hurt to him and bring him to the corruption of death and destroy him. For the temple of God is holy (sacred to Him) and that [temple] you [ the believing church and its individual believers] are.
For this world's wisdom is mere nonsense to God. For the Scripture says, "He who catches the wise with their own cunning,"
and you belong to Christ, and Christ to God.
Now ye are full: now ye are made rich: ye reign as kings without us: and I would to God ye did reign, that we might reign with you.
while you leave to God's judgement those who are outside? Remove the wicked man from among you.
For the unbelieving husband is consecrated through union with his believing wife; and the unbelieving wife, through union with her believing husband. Otherwise your children would be unholy, but now they are consecrated to God.
Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing: obedience to God's commandments is everything.
So, brethren, in whatever station or state or condition of life each one was when he was called, there let him continue with and close to God.
And he is drawn in diverging directions [his interests are divided and he is distracted from his devotion to God]. And the unmarried woman or girl is concerned and anxious about the matters of the Lord, how to be wholly separated and set apart in body and spirit; but the married woman has her cares [centered] in earthly affairs -- "how she may please her husband.
As to eating things which have been sacrificed to idols, we are fully aware that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no God but One.
But food does not commend us to God. For neither if we eat are we the better, nor if we do not eat are we the worse.
For in the law of Moses it has been written, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that plows. Is there a care to God for oxen,
and to those without the law as without the law, (not being without law to God, but under the law to Christ) that I might gain those who are without the law.
For I want you to be [fully] aware, brothers, that our forefathers were all under the cloud, and all of them passed [safely] through the [Red] Sea. [Note: This refers to God guiding the Israelites through the desert during the daytime by a cloud moving along above them . See Ex. 13:21-22].
On the contrary, what the heathen sacrifice they sacrifice to demons and not to God, and I do not want you to have communion with demons.
You cannot drink [both] the cup of the Lord and the cup of evil spirits [i.e., and still be acceptable to God]. You cannot share in [both] the Lord's table and the table of evil spirits [and still be acceptable to God].
If one partakes of food after saying a blessing over it, why should one be denounced for eating what one has given thanks to God for?
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatever ye do, do all things to God's glory.
Judge in yourselves: is it suitable for a woman to pray to God uncovered?
But if any man seems to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither do God's assemblies.
So God has appointed some in the church [ for His own use]: first apostles (special messengers); second prophets (inspired preachers and expounders); third teachers; then wonder-workers; then those with ability to heal the sick; helpers; administrators; [speakers in] different (unknown) tongues.
And so faith, hope, love abide [faith -- "conviction and belief respecting man's relation to God and divine things; hope -- "joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation; love -- "true affection for God and man, growing out of God's love for and in us], these three; but the greatest of these is love.
For whoever speaks in ecstasy is speaking not to men but to God, for no one understands him, and yet by the Spirit he is speaking secret truths.
For thou indeed givest thanks to God well, but another man is not edified by it.
I give thanks to God [that] I speak with tongues more than all of you,
the secrets of his heart are manifested; and thus, falling upon his face, he will do homage to God, reporting that God is indeed amongst you.
but if there is no interpreter, he must keep silent in the church; and let him speak to himself and to God.
But I am whatever I am because of God's unearned favor, and the favor He showed me was not for nothing [i.e., Paul made the most of his conversion by being extra diligent in his service to God]. But I worked harder than all the other apostles, yet it was not I, but God's favor on me [that accomplished it].
and we are found also false witnesses of God, because we testified in respect to God that He raised up the Christ, Whom He raised not, if so be that the dead are not raised.
Then comes the end, when he will give up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he will have put an end to all rule and to all authority and power.
When all things shall be subdued under the Son, then the Son will also be subjected to God who put all things under him, that God may be all in all (ruler over everything).
Get back to your sober senses and avoid sin, for some of you ??and I say this to your shame ??some of you are insensible to God.
But thanks be to God,
but thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Be alert and on your guard; stand firm in your faith ( your conviction respecting man's relationship to God and divine things, keeping the trust and holy fervor born of faith and a part of it). Act like men and be courageous; grow in strength!
Let everything you do be done in love (true love to God and man as inspired by God's love for us).
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