Thematic Bible: Corinth


Thematic Bible



And I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for they have done what was needed to make your work complete. For they gave comfort to my spirit and to yours: for which cause give respect to such people.


Because it has come to my knowledge, through those of the house of Chloe, that there are divisions among you, my brothers.





This is the third time that I am coming to you. From the mouth of two or three witnesses will every word be made certain.

But I will come to you after I have gone through Macedonia, for that is my purpose; But I may be with you for a time, or even for the winter, so that you may see me on my way, wherever I go. For it is not my desire to see you now, on my way; because it is my hope to be with you for some time, if that is the Lord's pleasure.


Paul, an Apostle of Jesus Christ by the purpose of God, and Timothy the brother, to the church of God which is in Corinth, with all the saints who are in all Achaia:


I, Paul, send you these words of love in my writing. If any man has not love for the Lord, let him be cursed. Maran atha (our Lord comes). The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. read more.
My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. So be it.

For in our letters we say no other things to you, but those which you are reading, and to which you give agreement, and, it is my hope, will go on doing so to the end:


But praise be to God, who puts the same care for you into the heart of Titus. For while he gladly gave ear to our request, he was interested enough to go to you from the impulse of his heart.

I gave orders to Titus, and I sent the brother with him. Did Titus make any profit out of you? were we not guided by the same Spirit, in the same ways?


Gaius, with whom I am living, whose house is open to all the church, sends his love, so does Erastus, the manager of the accounts of the town, and Quartus, the brother.

Erastus was stopping at Corinth; but Trophimus, when I last saw him was at Miletus, ill.


Now if the good news says that Christ came back from the dead, how do some of you say that there is no coming back from the dead?


What? have you not houses to take your meals in? or have you no respect for the church of God, putting the poor to shame? What am I to say to you? am I to give you praise? certainly not.


That is, that some of you say, I am of Paul; some say, I am of Apollos; some say, I am of Cephas; and some say, I am Christ's.

For when one says, I am of Paul; and another says, I am of Apollos; are you not talking like natural men?



And by way of Corinth to go into Macedonia, and from there to come back again to you, so that you might send me on my way to Judaea.




And it came about that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul, having gone through the higher country, came to Ephesus, where there were certain disciples:





And Crispus, the ruler of the Synagogue, with all his family, had faith in the Lord; and a great number of the people of Corinth, hearing the word, had faith and were given baptism.

I give praise to God that not one of you had baptism from me, but Crispus and Gaius;


And I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for they have done what was needed to make your work complete.


And moving from there, he went into the house of a man named Titus Justus, a God-fearing man, whose house was very near the Synagogue.


After these things, he went away from Athens, and came to Corinth. And there he came across a certain Jew named Aquila, a man of Pontus by birth, who not long before had come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had given orders that all Jews were to go away from Rome: and he came to them; And because he was of the same trade, he was living with them, and they did their work together; for by trade they were tent-makers.


Gaius, with whom I am living, whose house is open to all the church, sends his love, so does Erastus, the manager of the accounts of the town, and Quartus, the brother.


Now I make my request to you, my brothers, for you have knowledge that the house of Stephanas is the first-fruits of Achaia, and that they have made themselves the servants of the saints,

And I gave baptism to the house of Stephanas; but I am not certain that any others had baptism from me.

And I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for they have done what was needed to make your work complete.


Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain