Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible




when therefore the whole church is assembled, and all speak different languages, if such as are either unlearned, or are unbelievers should come in, will they not say you are all mad?


if he does not relent, tell it to the church: but if he is not moved by the church, show him no more regard than you would to a pagan or a publican.

for first, I hear, that when you come together in the church, you fall into parties; and I believe it is true of some of you.

yet in the church I had rather speak five words that convey my meaning to the instruction of others, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.

but if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and tacitly address himself to God.

for God is not the God of confusion, but of peace, in all christian assemblies. Let your women be silent in your assemblies: for they are not allowed to discourse there; but are to observe orders, as indeed the law implies:

for I am the meanest of the apostles, not worthy the name of an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

you have heard of my former behaviour, whilst I was of the Jewish religion, with what excessive violence I persecuted the church of God, and laid it waste:


yet I fear when I do come I shall not find you such as I would, and that you will find me such as you least desire: I am afraid there are among you debates, envyings, animosities, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, arrogance, tumults: and I am afraid, God will humble me when I come again among you, and I shall bewail many who have formerly sinned, and have not yet repented of their impurity, their fornication, and dissoluteness.

for I have been inform'd, my brethren, by some of Chloe's family, that there are contentions among you. I mean that one or other of you cries out "I am of Paul, and I of Apollos, and I of Cephas, and I of Christ." is the school of Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were you baptized into the name of Paul?

for you are still subject to your passions. since envy, and strife, and divisions are among you, are you not actuated by the vices of the animal part? while one cries I am Paul's disciple, and another, I am Apollo's, are ye not vicious?

for first, I hear, that when you come together in the church, you fall into parties; and I believe it is true of some of you. for there must be factions among you, whereby it will appear who among you are the approved.


for you are still subject to your passions. since envy, and strife, and divisions are among you, are you not actuated by the vices of the animal part? while one cries I am Paul's disciple, and another, I am Apollo's, are ye not vicious?

for first, I hear, that when you come together in the church, you fall into parties; and I believe it is true of some of you. for there must be factions among you, whereby it will appear who among you are the approved.

Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to maintain all the same doctrine, to suffer no divisions among you; but to be perfectly united in the same mind, and in the same judgment. for I have been inform'd, my brethren, by some of Chloe's family, that there are contentions among you. I mean that one or other of you cries out "I am of Paul, and I of Apollos, and I of Cephas, read more.
and I of Christ." is the school of Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were you baptized into the name of Paul?


for you are still subject to your passions. since envy, and strife, and divisions are among you, are you not actuated by the vices of the animal part? while one cries I am Paul's disciple, and another, I am Apollo's, are ye not vicious? who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye have received faith according to the divine gifts imparted to each of them? read more.
I have planted, Apollos watered: but God gave the increase. so then, neither is he that planted any thing, nor he that watered: it is God only that gives the increase. he that planteth, and he that watereth, have the same design: and each shall receive his proper reward, in proportion to his own labour. For we are fellow labourers employed by God: you are his field, and his mansion.

Now in what I am going to say, I do not commend you, because your assemblies are not to your advantage, but to your prejudice. for first, I hear, that when you come together in the church, you fall into parties; and I believe it is true of some of you. for there must be factions among you, whereby it will appear who among you are the approved. read more.
when you thus assemble therefore, this is not eating the Lord's supper. for in eating every one strives to take his own supper first, and while one is hungry, another is surfeited.



for first, I hear, that when you come together in the church, you fall into parties; and I believe it is true of some of you.


but Jesus perceiving their suspicions, said to them, every kingdom divided against itself will soon be desolate: one family divided against another, falls to ruin.


for first, I hear, that when you come together in the church, you fall into parties; and I believe it is true of some of you.

for I have been inform'd, my brethren, by some of Chloe's family, that there are contentions among you. I mean that one or other of you cries out "I am of Paul, and I of Apollos, and I of Cephas, and I of Christ." is the school of Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were you baptized into the name of Paul?


but having reproved Herod the tetrarch upon account of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip, and for all the mischiefs that Herod had done;

we have it from all quarters, that incest is practis'd among you, and such as is not among the Gentiles, that of a man's having his father's wife. this you have made a matter of levity, instead of being concern'd in discarding him that has done such an action. as for me, though I am absent in person, yet being present by my authority, with regard to him that has committed this fact, I am come to the same resolution, as if I was present, read more.
that is, when you are assembled, and I virtually there, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to deliver him up to satan, to suffer corporal punishment, that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus Christ.


When any controversy arises among you, will any one presume to appeal to the Gentiles, and not to Christians? don't you know that these are to judge the world? if the world is to be judg'd by you, are not you qualify'd to decide your petty causes? don't you know that we shall be judges of angels? much more then of the affairs of life? read more.
if then you have the cognizance of such matters, why do ye set those to judge who are despised by the church? I speak it to your shame. what, is there not a man of experience amongst you, capable of being arbitrator between his brethren? but when a contest arises, you must refer the decision to infidels? beside, you are absolutely in the wrong in going to law with one another at all: why don't you rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer loss? nay, in this case, you act injuriously, and do damage even to your brethren.

Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to maintain all the same doctrine, to suffer no divisions among you; but to be perfectly united in the same mind, and in the same judgment. for I have been inform'd, my brethren, by some of Chloe's family, that there are contentions among you. I mean that one or other of you cries out "I am of Paul, and I of Apollos, and I of Cephas, read more.
and I of Christ." is the school of Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were you baptized into the name of Paul?

but when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadduces come to his baptism, he said to them, "Ye brood of vipers, who has warned you to fly from the wrath to come?

Now in what I am going to say, I do not commend you, because your assemblies are not to your advantage, but to your prejudice. for first, I hear, that when you come together in the church, you fall into parties; and I believe it is true of some of you. for there must be factions among you, whereby it will appear who among you are the approved. read more.
when you thus assemble therefore, this is not eating the Lord's supper. for in eating every one strives to take his own supper first, and while one is hungry, another is surfeited. what, have you no houses to eat and drink in? or have ye a contempt for the church of God, or is it to insult those who are in want? what shall I say to you? shall I commend such behaviour? I do not approve of it.


for I have been inform'd, my brethren, by some of Chloe's family, that there are contentions among you.


Now in what I am going to say, I do not commend you, because your assemblies are not to your advantage, but to your prejudice. for first, I hear, that when you come together in the church, you fall into parties; and I believe it is true of some of you.