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1st Corinthians


1 Corinthians 1: (Back)

1 Paul, called to be an apostle of Messiah Yeshua through the will of Elohim, and Sosthenes our brother, 2 unto the Koinonia of Elohim, which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Messiah Yeshua, called to be Saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Messiah Yeshua our Lord, both theirs and ours: 3 Grace be unto you, and peace, from Elohim our Father, through the Lord, Messiah Yeshua! 4 I thank my Elohim always on your behalf, for the grace of Elohim, which is given you by Messiah Yeshua, 5 that in everything you are enriched by Him, in all utterance and in all knowledge, 6 even as the testimony of Messiah was confirmed in you. 7 So that you come behind in no gift, waiting for the coming of our Lord, Messiah Yeshua, 8 who shall also confirm you unto the end; that you may be blameless in the day of our Lord, Messiah Yeshua. 9 Elohim is faithful, by whom you were called unto the fellowship of Adonai, Messiah Yeshua our Lord. 10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord, Messiah Yeshua, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. 11 For it has been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them that are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you. 12 Now this I say, that everyone of you says, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Messiah. 13 Is Messiah Yeshua divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? 14 I thank The Lord that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius, 15 lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own name. 16 And I baptized also the household of Stephanas. Besides, I know not whether I baptized any other. 17 For Messiah Yeshua sent me, not to baptize, but to preach the gospel; not with wisdom of words, lest the Cross of Messiah should be made of none effect. 18 For the preaching of the Cross is to them that perish, foolishness; but unto us that are saved it is the power of Elohim. 19 For it is written: I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent! (Isa 29:14) 20 Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this world? Has not Elohim made foolish, the wisdom of this world? 21 For after that in the wisdom of Elohim the world by wisdom knew not Elohim, it pleased Elohim by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. 22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: 23 But we preach Messiah crucified; unto the Jews a stumbling block and unto the Greeks foolishness; 24 but unto them that are called, both Jews and Greeks, Messiah is the power of Elohim and the wisdom of Elohim. 25 Because the foolishness of Elohim is wiser than men, and the weakness of Elohim is stronger than men. 26 For you see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. 27 But Elohim has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and Elohim has chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things that are mighty; 28 and base things of the world, and things which are despised, has Elohim chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to naught things that are; 29 that no flesh should glory in His presence. 30 But of Him are you in Messiah Yeshua, who of Elohim is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption. 31 This, according to what was written: He that glories, let him glory in The Lord! (Jer 9:24)

1 Corinthians 2: (Back)

1 And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of Elohim. 2 For I determined not to know anything among you, save Messiah Yeshua, and Him crucified. 3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. 4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of mans 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 Elohim. 6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect; yet not the wisdom of this world, or of the princes of this world, that come to naught. 7 But we speak the wisdom of Elohim in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which Elohim 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. 9 But as it is written: Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man the things which Elohim has prepared for them that Love Him! (Isa 64:4) 10 But Elohim has revealed them unto us by His Spirit, for the Spirit searches all things, yea, and the deep things of Elohim. 11 For what man knows the things of a man, save the spirit of man that is in him? Even so, the things of Elohim, no man knows, but by the Spirit of Elohim. 12 Now, we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of Elohim, so that we might know the things that are freely given to us of Elohim. 13 These things we also speak, not in the words which mans wisdom teaches, but which the Holy Spirit teaches; comprehending Spiritual things Spiritually. 14 But the natural man receives not the things of {or from} the Spirit of Elohim, for they are foolishness to him; neither can he know them, because they are Spiritually discerned. 15 But he that is Spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. 16 For who has known the mind of The Lord, that he may instruct Him? (Isa 40:13) However, we have the mind of Messiah!

1 Corinthians 3: (Back)

1 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto Spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Messiah. 2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat; formerly you were not able to bear it, neither yet now are you able. 3 For you are still carnal; for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are you not carnal, and walk as men? 4 For while one says, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are you not carnal? 5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom you believed, even as The Lord gave to everyone? 6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but Elohim gave the increase. 7 So then, neither is he that plants anything, neither he that waters; but Elohim that gives the increase. 8 Now he that plants and he that waters are one, and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labor. 9 For we are laborers together with Elohim; you are His husbandry; you are His building. 10 According to the grace of Elohim that is given unto me, as a wise master builder, I have laid the foundation, and another builds thereon. But let every man take heed how he builds thereupon. 11 For another foundation can no man lay, than what is laid, which is Messiah Yeshua. 12 Now, if anyone builds upon this foundation; gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, and stubble; 13 everyones work shall be made manifest, for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try everyones work of what sort it is. 14 If anyones work abides which he has built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. 15 If anyones work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss, but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. 16 Do you not know that you are the temple of YHVH and that the Spirit of Elohim dwells in you? 17 If anyone defiles the temple of Elohim, they shall be destroyed, for the temple of Elohim is Holy, which temple you are. 18 Let no one deceive themself. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this world, let them become a fool, that they may be wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with Elohim. For it is written: He takes the wise in their own craftiness! 20 And again: The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain! (Job 5:13; Psa 94:11) 21 Therefore, let no one glory in men. For all things are yours. 22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours, 23 and you are Messiahs, and Messiah Yeshua is Adonai.

1 Corinthians 4: (Back)

1 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Messiah Yeshua, and stewards of the mysteries of Elohim. 2 Moreover, it is required in stewards that a man is found faithful. 3 But with me, it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of mans judgment; yea, I judge not mine own self. 4 For I know nothing by myself, yet am I not hereby justified. But He that judges me is The Lord. 5 Therefore, judge nothing before the time, until The Lord comes, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts, and then shall everyone have praise of Elohim. 6 And these things brethren, I have in a figure, transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that you might learn in us, not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another. 7 For who made you to differ from another? And what have you that you did not receive? Now if you did receive it, why do you glory, as if you had not received it? 8 Now you are full, now you are rich, you have reigned as kings without us, and I would to Elohim you did reign, that we also might reign with you. 9 For I think that Elohim has set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death, for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men. 10 We are fools for Messiahs sake, but you are wise in Messiah; we are weak, but you are strong; you are honorable, but we are despised. 11 Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwelling place; 12 And labor, working with our own hands; being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it; 13 being defamed, we entreat: We are made as the filth of the world, and are the off scouring of all things unto this day. 14 I do not write these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you. 15 For though you have ten thousand instructors in Messiah, yet you do not have many fathers, for in Messiah Yeshua I have begotten you through the gospel. 16 Therefore, I beseech you, be followers of me. 17 For this cause I have sent unto you Timothy, who is my beloved son, and faithful in The Lord, who shall bring you into remembrance of my ways that is in Messiah, as I teach everywhere in every Koinonia. 18 Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come to you. 19 But I will come to you shortly, if The Lord will, and will know, not the speech of them that are puffed up, but the power. 20 For the Kingdom of YHVH is not in word, but in power. 21 What will you? Shall I come unto you with a rod, or in Love, and in the spirit of meekness?

1 Corinthians 5: (Back)

1 It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication, as is not so much as named among the Gentiles; that one should have his fathers wife. 2 You all are puffed up, and have not rather mourned; that he that has done this deed might be taken away from among you. 3 For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that has so done this deed. 4 In the name of our Lord, Messiah Yeshua, when you are gathered together, with me in spirit; with the power of our Lord Messiah Yeshua, 5 that you deliver such a one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his Soul might be saved in the Day of The Lord Yeshua. 6 Your glorying is not good! Do you not know that a little leaven, leavens the whole lump? 7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, so that you may be a new lump, as you are unleavened. For even Messiah, as our Passover, is sacrificed for us. 8 Therefore, let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth! 9 I wrote unto you in an epistle, not to company with fornicators, 10 but not just with the fornicators of this world, nor with the covetous, or extortionists, or with idolaters, for then you would need to go out of the world. 11 But now I have to write again unto you, not to keep such company, even if one that is called a brother is a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, a railer, a drunkard, or an extortionist; with such a one, do not even eat with! 12 For what have I to do, to judge them also that are without? Do you not judge them that are within? 13 But them that are without, Elohim judges, therefore, put away from among yourselves that wicked person! (Deu 17:7; 19:19; 22:21–24; 24:7)

1 Corinthians 6: (Back)

1 Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the Saints? 2 Do you not know that the Saints shall judge the world? And if the world shall be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters? 3 Do you not know that we shall judge angels? How much more the things that pertain to this life? 4 If then, you have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the congregation. 5 I speak to your shame! Is it so that there is not a wise man among you? No, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren? 6 But brother goes to law with brother, and that, before the unbelievers. 7 Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because you go to law one with another. Why do you not rather take wrong? Why do you not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded? 8 Nay, you do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren. 9 Do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the Kingdom of YHVH? Be not deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortionists, shall inherit the Kingdom of YHVH. 11 And such were some of you! But you are washed; you are sanctified; you are justified in the name of The Lord Yeshua, and by the Spirit of Elohim. 12 All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient; all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. 13 Meat is for the belly, and the belly for meats, but Elohim shall destroy both it and them. Now, the body is not for fornication, but for The Lord, and The Lord for the body. 14 And Elohim has both risen up The Lord, and will also rise up us by His own power. 15 Do you not know, that your bodies are the members of Messiah? Shall I then take the members of Messiah, and make them the members of a harlot? Heaven forbid! 16 What? Do you not you know, that he which is joined to a harlot, is one body? For He says: Two shall be one flesh! (Gen 2:24) 17 But he that is joined unto The Lord is One Spirit. (John 17) 18 Flee fornication! Every sin that a man does is without the body, but he that commits fornication sins against his own body. 19 What? Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit that is in you, which you have of Elohim, and you are not your own? 20 For you were bought with a price! Therefore, glorify Elohim with your body, and in your heart, which are all of Elohim!

1 Corinthians 7: (Back)

1 Now concerning the things whereof you wrote unto me, it is good for a man not to touch a woman. 2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. 3 Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence; and likewise also the wife unto the husband. 4 The wife has not power of her own body, but the husband; and likewise also the husband has not power of his own body, but the wife. 5 Defraud not one another, except its with consent for a time, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan does not tempt you for your incontinency. 6 But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment. 7 For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man has his proper gift of Elohim, one after this manner, and another after that. 8 I say therefore to the unmarried and widows; it is good for them if they abide even as I. 9 But if they cannot contain, let them marry, for it is better to marry than to burn. 10 And unto the married I command, yet not I, but The Lord; let not the wife depart from her husband, 11 but if she departs, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband, and let not the husband put away his wife. 12 But to the rest I speak, not The Lord. If any brother has a wife that believes not, and she is pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away. 13 And the woman who has a husband that does not believe, and if he is pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him. 14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband, else were your children unclean; but now they are holy. 15 But if the unbelieving depart let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases; but Elohim has called us to peace. 16 For what do you know, O wife, whether you shall save your husband? Or how do you know, O man, whether you shall save your wife? 17 But as Elohim has distributed to everyone, as The Lord has called everyone, so let him walk. And so I ordain in all fellowships. 18 Is anyone called being circumcised? Let him not become uncircumcised. Is any called in uncircumcision? Let him not be circumcised. 19 Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of Elohim. 20 Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called. 21 Are you called being a servant? Care not for it, but if you may be made free, use it rather. 22 For he that is called in The Lord, being a servant, is The Lords freeman; likewise also, he that is called, being free, is Messiahs servant. 23 You are bought with a price; you are not the servants of men. 24 Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with Elohim. 25 Now, concerning virgins I have no commandment of The Lord; yet I give my judgment, as one that has obtained mercy of The Lord to be faithful. 26 I suppose therefore that this is good for the present distress, I say, that it is good for a man so to be. 27 Are you bound unto a wife? Seek not to be loosed. Are you loosed from a wife? Seek not a wife. 28 But and if you marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she has not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh; but I spare you. 29 But this I say, brethren, the time is short; it remains, that both they that have wives be as though they had none; 30 And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not; 31 And they that use this world, as not abusing it; for the fashion of this world passes away. 32 But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried cares for the things that belong to The Lord, how he may please The Lord. 33 But he that is married cares for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife. 34 There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman cares for the things of The Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit; but she that is married cares for the things of the world, how she may please her husband. 35 And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that, which is comely, and that you may attend upon The Lord without distraction. 36 But if anyone think that he behaves himself uncomely toward his virgin, if she pass the flower of her age, and need so require, let him do what he will, he sins not; let them marry. 37 Nevertheless he that stands steadfast in his heart, having no necessity, but has power over his own will, and has so decreed in his heart that he will keep his virgin, does well. 38 So then he that gives her in marriage does well; but he that gives her not in marriage does better. 39 The wife is bound by the Torah as long as her husband lives; but if her husband dies, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in The Lord. 40 But she is happier if she so abides after my judgment, and I think also that I have the Spirit of Elohim.

1 Corinthians 8: (Back)

1 Now, as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but charity edifies. 2 And if anyone think that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know. 3 But if anyone loves Elohim, the same is known of him. 4 As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no other Elohim but one. 5 For though there be {things} that are called gods, whether in heaven or on earth, as there are gods many and lords many; 6 but to us there is only one Elohim, YHVH the Father, of whom are all things, and we in Him; one Lord, Messiah Yeshua, by whom are all things, and we by Him. (John 17) 7 Howbeit there is not in everyone that knowledge; for some with conscience of the idol, unto this hour, eats it as a thing offered unto an idol; and their conscience being weak, is defiled. 8 But meat commended us not to Elohim; for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we do not eat, are we the worse. 9 But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours becomes a stumbling block to them that are weak. 10 For if anyone sees you which have knowledge, sit at meat in the idols temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols, 11 and through your knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Messiah died? 12 But when you sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Messiah. 13 Therefore, if meat makes my brother offended, I will eat no flesh while the world stands, lest I make my brother to offend.

1 Corinthians 9: (Back)

1 Am I not an apostle? Am I not free? Have I not seen Messiah Yeshua our Lord? Are not you my work in The Lord? 2 If I am not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you; for the seal of my apostleship, are those of you in The Lord. 3 My answer to them that do examine me is this: 4 Have we not power to eat and to drink? 5 Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and as the brethren of The Lord, and Cephas? 6 Or I only, and Barnabas, have we not the power to forbear working? 7 Who goes to war anytime at his own charges? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat the fruit thereof? Or who feeds a flock, and does not drink the milk of the flock? 8 Do I say these things as a man? Or does not the Torah say the same also? 9 For it is written in the Torah of Moses: You shall not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treads out the corn! (Deu 25:4) Does Elohim take care for oxen? 10 Or does He say it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written, that he who plows should plow in hope, and he who threshes in hope should be partaker of his hope. 11 If we have sown unto you Spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap carnal things? 12 If others are partakers of this power over you, are not we rather? Nevertheless, we have not used this power, but suffer all things, lest we should hinder the gospel of Messiah Yeshua. 13 Do you not know that they which minister about holy things, live of the things of the temple, and they which wait at the altar, are partakers with the altar? 14 Even though The Lord had ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel, 15 I have used none of these things, neither have I written these things, that it should be so done unto me; for it was better for me to die, than that anyone should make my glorying void. 16 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of, for necessity it is laid upon me. Yea, woe is me if I do not preach the gospel! 17 For if I do this willingly, I have a reward; but if against my will, I have been entrusted with a stewardship. 18 What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may proclaim the Messianic gospel without charge, so I do not abuse my power in the gospel. 19 For though I am free from all, I have made myself servant unto all so that I might gain the more. 20 Unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under Torah, as under the Torah, that I might gain them that are under the Torah; 21 to them that are without Torah, as without the Torah, (being not without the Torah to Elohim, but under the law of Messiah), that I might gain them that are without the law. 22 To the weak I became as weak, that I might gain the weak; I am made all things to everyone, so that I might by all means save some. 23 And this I do for the gospels sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you. 24 Know you not that they, which run in a race, run all, but one receives the prize? So run, that you may obtain. 25 And everyone that strives for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible. 26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so I fight, not as one that beats the air. 27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection; lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

1 Corinthians 10: (Back)

1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that you should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 2 and were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 3 and did all eat the same spiritual meat; 4 and did all drink the same spiritual drink, for they drank of that Spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Messiah Yeshua. 5 But with many of them, Elohim was not well pleased, for they were overthrown in the wilderness. 6 Now, these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. 7 Neither are you to be idolaters, as were some of them, as it is written: The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play! (Exo 32:6) 8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day, twenty three thousand. 9 Neither let us test The Messiah, as some of them once did, and were destroyed of serpents. (Num 21:4–6) 10 Neither murmur as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer. 11 Now, all these things happened unto them for examples, and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world came. 12 Therefore, let him that thinks he stands take heed lest he falls. 13 There has no temptation taken you, but such as is common to man; but Elohim is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that you are able, but will with the temptation, also make a way to escape, so that you may be able to bear it. 14 Therefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry. 15 I speak as to wise men; you judge what I say. 16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Messiah Yeshua? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the Body of Messiah Yeshua? 17 For we being many, are one bread, and one body; for we are all partakers of that one bread. 18 Behold Israel after the flesh: Are not they that eat of the sacrifices, partakers of the altar? 19 What am I saying then? That the idol is anything, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is anything? 20 But I say that the things that the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to Elohim. And I would not that you should have fellowship with devils. 21 You cannot drink the cup of The Lord, and the cup of devils; you cannot be partakers of The Lords table, and of the table of devils. 22 Do we provoke The Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than He? 23 All things are lawful for me, but not all things are expedient; all things are lawful for me, but all things do not edify. 24 Let no one seek their own, but everyone another's well being. 25 Whatsoever is sold in the market, just eat it, asking no question for conscience sake. 26 For Earth is The Lords, and the fullness thereof! (Psa 24:1) 27 If any of them that believe not bids you to a feast, and you are disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake. 28 But if anyone say unto you: This is offered in sacrifice unto idols! Eat not for his sake that showed it, and for conscience sake; for the earth is The Lords and the fullness thereof. 29 Conscience, I say, not your own, but of the other, for why is my liberty judged of another mans conscience? 30 For if I, by grace, am a partaker, why am I evil spoken of, for that of which I give thanks? 31 Whether therefore you eat, or drink, or whatsoever you do, do all to the glory of Elohim. 32 Give none offense, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the Koinonia of Elohim: 33 Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.

1 Corinthians 11: (Back)

1 All you, be followers of me, but only as I also am of Messiah Yeshua. 2 Now I praise you, brethren, that you remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you. 3 But I would have you know that the head of everyone is Messiah; as the head of the woman is the man, so the head of Messiah is Elohim. 4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonors his head. 5 But every woman that prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, for that is even all one as if she were shaven. 6 For if the woman is not covered let her also be shorn, but if it is a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered. 7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, for as much as he is the image and glory of Elohim; 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 Neither was the man created for the woman, but the woman for the man. 10 For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels. 11 Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in The Lord. 12 For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman, but all things of Elohim. 13 Judge in yourselves; is it comely that a woman prays unto Elohim uncovered? 14 Does not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man has long hair, it is a shame unto him? 15 But if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her, for her hair is given her for a covering. 16 But if anyone seems to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the fellowships of Elohim. 17 Now in this that I declare unto you, I praise you not, that you come together not for the better, but for the worse. 18 For first of all, when you come together in the Koinonia, I hear that there are divisions among you; and I partly believe it. 19 For there must also be heresies among you, which they that are approved may be made manifest among you. 20 When you come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat The Lords Supper. 21 For in eating everyone takes before others his own supper, and one is hungry and another is drunken. 22 What? Have you not houses to eat and to drink in, or do you despise the Koinonia of Elohim and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you in this? I praise you not. 23 For I have received of The Lord that which also I delivered unto you; that The Lord Yeshua the same night in which He was betrayed took bread, 24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said: Take and eat! This is My body, which is broken for you. Do it in remembrance of Me! 25 After the same manner He also took the cup, when He had supped, saying: This cup is the New Covenant in My blood: This you do as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me! 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you do show The Lords death until He comes. 27 Therefore, whoever shall eat this bread and drink this cup of The Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of The Lord. 28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. 29 For he that eats and drinks unworthily, eats and drinks damnation to himself, not discerning The Lords body. 30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. 31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. 32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of The Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world. 33 Therefore, my brethren, when you come together to eat, tarry one for another. 34 And if anyone hunger, let him eat at home; that you do not come together unto condemnation. And the rest I will set in order when I come. (Matt 26:26–29; Mark 14:22–25; Luke 22:14–23)

1 Corinthians 12: (Back)

1 Now concerning Spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant. 2 You know that you were Gentiles, carried away unto these mute idols, even as you were led. 3 Therefore, I give you to understand that no man speaking by the Spirit of Elohim, calls Messiah Yeshua accursed; and that nobody can say that Yeshua is The Lord {Adonai}, but by the Holy Spirit. 4 Now, there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. 6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is Elohim that works all in all. 7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to everyone, to profit withal. 8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; 9 to another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; 10 to another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another diverse kinds of languages; to another the interpretation of those languages. 11 But all these work that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to everyone, severally as He will. 12 For as the body is one, and has many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Messiah Yeshua. 13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. 14 For the body is not one member, but many. 15 If the foot shall say: Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? 16 And if the ear shall say: Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? 17 If the whole body were an eye, where is the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where is the smelling? 18 But now, Elohim has set the members, everyone of them in the body, as it has pleased Him. 19 And if they were all one member, where is the body? 20 But now are they many members, but yet one body. 21 And the eye cannot say unto the hand: I have no need of you; nor again the head to the feet: I have no need of you. 22 Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary. 23 And those members of the body, which we think to be less honorable, upon these we bestow more abundant honor; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness. 24 For our comely parts have no need, but Elohim has tempered the body together, having given more abundant honor to that part which lacked; 25 that there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care one for another. 26 And whether one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it. 27 Now you are the Body of Messiah, and members in particular. 28 But Elohim has set some in the congregation; first apostles {disciples}, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healing, helps, governments, and diversities of unlearned languages. 29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Are all workers of miracles? 30 Do all have the gifts of healing? Do all speak unlearned languages? Do all interpret {translate}? 31 But covet earnestly the best gifts, and yet, I show unto you a more excellent way.

1 Corinthians 13: (Back)

1 Though I speak all the languages of men, and even that of the angels, but have not charity {unconditional Love}, I become as a sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal. 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, but have not charity, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not charity, it profits me nothing. 4 Charity suffers long, and is kind; charity envies not; charity vaunts not itself or is puffed up. 5 Charity does not behave itself unseemly; seeks not its own; is not easily provoked; thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth. 7 Charity bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things. 8 Charity never fails! But where there are prophecies, they shall fail; whether there are unlearned languages, they shall cease; whether there are interpretations, that too shall vanish away. 9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect comes, then that which is in part shall be done away. (John 17:20–23) 11 When I was a child I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child, but when I became a man I put away childish things. 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. 13 For now we abide in faith, hope, and charity; these three, but the greatest of these is charity.

1 Corinthians 14: (Back)

1 Follow after charity, and desire Spiritual gifts, but rather that you may prophesy. 2 Now, he that speaks in an unlearned language, speaks not unto men, but unto Elohim, for no human understands him, howbeit in the Spirit he speaks mysteries. 3 But he that prophesies speaks unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort. 4 He that speaks in an unlearned language edifies himself, but he that prophesies edifies the congregation. 5 I would that you all spoke unlearned languages, but rather that you prophesied. For greater is he that prophesies than he that speaks with unlearned languages, except he interprets, that the Koinonia may receive edifying. 6 Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with unlearned languages, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine? 7 And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped? 8 For if the trumpet gives an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle? 9 So likewise you, except you utter by the mouth, words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? For you shall speak into the air. 10 There are, it may be, so many kinds of languages spoken in the world, and none of them is without significance. 11 Therefore, if I know not the meaning of their language, I shall be unto him that speaks as a Barbarian, and he that speaks shall be a Barbarian unto me. 12 Even so you, inasmuch as you are zealous of Spiritual gifts, seek that you may excel to the edifying of the Koinonia. 13 Therefore, let him that speaks in an unlearned language, pray that he may interpret. 14 For if I pray in an unlearned language, my Spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful. 15 What is it then? I will pray with the Spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also; I will sing with the Spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also. 16 Else when you shall bless with the Spirit, how shall he that occupies the room of the unlearned say Amen at your giving of thanks, seeing he does not understand what you do say? 17 For verily, you give thanks well, but the other is not edified. 18 I thank Elohim that I speak more unlearned languages than you all. 19 Yet in assemblies, I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unlearned language. 20 Brethren, be not children in understanding; how be it in malice you are children, but in understanding be men. 21 In the Tanakh it is written: With men of other languages and other lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that, they will not hear Me! Said The Lord! (Isa 28:11–12) 22 Therefore, speaking unlearned languages are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not. (Acts 2) But prophesying does not serve them that do not believe, but for them which do believe. 23 If therefore the whole Koinonia comes together into one place, and all speak in unlearned languages, and there comes in those that are unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that you are mad? 24 But if all prophesy, and there comes in, one that believes not, or one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all: 25 And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on his face he will worship Elohim, and report that Elohim is in you of a truth. 26 How is it then, brethren? When you come together, everyone of you has a psalm, has a doctrine, has a speech, has a revelation, and has an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying. 27 If anyone speaks in an unlearned language, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let someone interpret. 28 But if there is no interpreter, let him keep silent in the assembly; let him speak to himself and unto Elohim. 29 Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge. 30 If anything be revealed to another that sits by, let the first hold his peace. 31 For you may all prophesy, one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted. 32 And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets. 33 For Elohim is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all fellowships of the Saints. 34 Let the women keep silent in assemblies, for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as the oral law implies. 35 If they want to learn anything, let them ask their husbands at home, for it is improper for women to speak out in an assembly. 36 What? Did the word of Elohim come out from you, or did it come to you only? 37 If anyone think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of The Lord. 38 But if anyone be ignorant, let him be ignorant. 39 Therefore brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with unlearned languages. 40 Let all things be done decently and in order.

1 Corinthians 15: (Back)

1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also you have received, and wherein you stand, 2 by which also you are saved, if you keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless you have believed in vain. 3 For I delivered unto you first of all, that which I also received, how that Messiah died for our sins according to the scriptures, 4 and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the scriptures *. 5 And that He was seen of Cephas, and then of the Twelve. 6 After that, He was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remains unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. 7 After that, he was seen of James, then of all the apostles. 8 And last of all He was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. 9 For I am the least of the apostles; I am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the Koinonia of Elohim. 10 But by the grace of Elohim, I am what I am, and His grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all; yet not I, but the grace of Elohim which was with me. (Gal 2:20) 11 Therefore, whether it was I, or they; so we preach, and so you believed. 12 Now if Messiah Yeshua is preached, that He rose from the dead, how can some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Messiah is not risen. 14 And if Messiah is not risen, then our preaching is in vain, and your faith is also in vain. 15 Yea, and we are found as false witnesses of Elohim, because we have testified of Elohim that He raised up Messiah whom He did not raise up, if so be that the dead rise not. 16 For if the dead do not rise, then Messiah is not raised. 17 And if Messiah is not raised, your faith is vain; you are yet in your sins. 18 Then they also which have fallen asleep in Messiah are perished. 19 If, in this life we only have hope in Messiah, we are of all men most miserable. 20 But now Messiah is risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept. 21 For since, by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam, all die, even so in Messiah, all shall be made alive. 23 But every man in his own order; Messiah the first fruits; afterward they that are Messiahs at His coming. 24 Then comes the end, when He shall have delivered up the Kingdom to Elohim, even the Father; when He shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. 25 For He must reign, until He has put all enemies under His feet. 26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. 27 For He has put all things under His feet. (Psa 8:6) But when He says all things are put under Him, it is manifest that He is accepted, which did put all things under Him. 28 And when all things shall be subdued unto Him, then shall the Son Himself, also be subject unto Him that put all things under Him; that Elohim may be all in all. 29 Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? Why are they then baptized for the dead? 30 And why do we stand in jeopardy every hour? 31 I protest by your rejoicing that I have in Messiah Yeshua our Lord, I die daily. 32 If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantages it me, if the dead rise not? Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die! (Isa 22:13) 33 Be not deceived; evil communications corrupt good manners. 34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some do not have the knowledge of Elohim; I speak this to your shame. 35 But some man will say: How are the dead raised up, and with what body do they come? 36 You fool! That which you sow is not quickened, except it die. 37 And that which you sow, you sow not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain. 38 But Elohim gives it a body as it has pleased Him, and to every seed His own body. 39 All flesh is not the same flesh; but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. 40 There are also celestial bodies, and bodys terrestrial. But the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. 41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars. For one star differs from another star in glory. 42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption! 43 It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory! It is sown in weakness; it is raised in power! 44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a Spiritual body! There is a natural body and there is a Spiritual body. 45 And so it is written: The first human Adam was made a living Soul; the last Adam was made a quickening Spirit! (Gen 2:7; John 5:21) 46 Howbeit it was not first, that which is Spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward, that which is Spiritual. 47 The first man is of Earth; earthy. The second man is of The Lord from Heaven. 48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy, and as is the Heavenly, such are they also that are Heavenly. 49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the Heavenly. 50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of YHVH; neither does corruption inherit incorruption. 51 Behold, I show you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed. 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet, for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: Death is swallowed up in victory! (Isa 25:8) 55 O death, where is your sting? O grave, where is your victory? (Hos 13:14) 56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the Torah. 57 But thanks be to Elohim, who gives us the victory through The Lord, Messiah Yeshua. 58 Therefore, all my beloved brethren, be steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of The Lord, for as much as you know that your labor is not in vain in The Lord.

1 Corinthians 16: (Back)

1 Now concerning the collection for the Saints, as I have given order to the fellowships of Galatia, even so, you do. 2 Upon the first day of the week, let everyone of you lay by him in store, as Elohim has prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come. 3 And when I come, whomsoever you shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem. 4 And if it is appropriate that I go also, they shall go with me. 5 Now I will come unto you, when I shall pass through Macedonia; for I do pass through Macedonia. 6 And it may be that I will abide, yea, and winter with you, that you may bring me on my journey where ever I go. 7 For I will not see you now by the way; but I trust to tarry a while with you, if The Lord permits. 8 But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost. 9 For a great and effectual door is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries. 10 Now if Timothy comes, see that he may be with you without fear; for he works the work of The Lord, as do I also. 11 Let no man therefore despise him, but conduct him forth in peace that he may come unto me, for I look for him with the brethren. 12 As touching our brother Apollos, I greatly desired him to come unto you with the brethren, but his will was not at all to come at this time; but he will come when he shall have a convenient time. 13 Watch, all you; stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, and be strong. 14 Let all your things be so done with charity. 15 I beseech you, brethren (you know the house of Stephanas, that it is the first fruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the Saints): 16 That you subject yourselves unto such, and to everyone that helped with us, and labored. 17 I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus, for that which was lacking on your part they have supplied. 18 For they have refreshed my spirit and yours; therefore, you acknowledge them that are such. 19 The fellowships of Asia salutes you all! Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in The Lord, with the Koinonia that is in their house. 20 All the brethren greet you. Greet one another with holy affection. 21 The salutation of me, Paul, with my own hand. 22 If anyone does not Love The Lord Messiah Yeshua, let him be anathema, Maranatha! 23 The grace of our Lord, Messiah Yeshua, is with you all. 24 My Love is with you all in Messiah Yeshua. Amen!
[Saints Stephanas, Fortunatus, Achaicus and Timothy, wrote this canonized 1st epistle to the Corinthian Koinonia, from Philippi.]