1 After the salutation, 10 which in effect is an exhortation. 12 He reprehendeth the Corinthians’ sects and divisions, 17 and calleth them from pride to humility: 20 For overthrowing all worldly wisdom. 23, 25 he advanceth only the preaching of the cross.
1 Paul [a]called to be an [b]Apostle of Jesus Christ, through the will of God, and our brother [c]Sosthenes,
2 [d]Unto the Church of God, which is at Corinth, to them that are [e]sanctified in [f]Christ Jesus, Saints by [g]calling, with all that [h]call on the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ in every place, both their Lord, and ours:
3 [i]Grace be with you, and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 1:1The inscription of the Epistle, wherein he chiefly goeth about to procure the good will of the Corinthians towards him, yet notwithstanding so, that always he letteth them to wit, that he is the servant of God, and not of men.
1 Corinthians 1:1If he be an Apostle, then he must be heard, although he sometimes reprehend them sharply, seeing he hath not his own cause in hand, but is a messenger that bringeth the commandments of Christ.
1 Corinthians 1:1He joineth Sosthenes with himself, that this doctrine might be confirmed by two witnesses.
1 Corinthians 1:2It is a Church of God, although it hath great faults in it, so that it obey them which admonish it.
1 Corinthians 1:2The father sanctifieth us, that is to say, separateth us from the wicked, in giving us to his Son, that he may be in us, and we in him.
1 Corinthians 1:2Whom God of his gracious goodness and mere love hath separated for himself: or whom God hath called to holiness: the first of these two expositions showeth from whence our sanctification cometh, and the second showeth to what end it tendeth.
1 Corinthians 1:2He is said properly to call on God, who crieth unto the Lord when he is in danger, and craveth help at his hands: and by the figure Synecdoche it is taken for all the service of God: and therefore to call upon Christ’s Name, is to acknowledge and take him for very God.
1 Corinthians 1:3The foundation and the life of the Church, is Christ Jesus given of the Father.
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