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1 Corinthians 16:14

Let all that you do be done in love.

(OPB)

A perfect way to close the year.

Merry Christmas to all my readers! (and everyone else too!)

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1 Corinthians 16:13

Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.

(KJV; OPB)

Many modern translations have “be courageous” but, according to the Online Parallel Bible’s Greek tab, the Greek is actually ἀνδρίζεσθε (andrizesthe, “act like men”). We know Paul was an old sexist, but we should allow “act like a man” to stand; allow it to mean more (and maybe less) than “be courageous”. “Act like a man” also allows the (punnish perhaps) response, “which man?”

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1 Corinthians 14:15

So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my mind; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my mind.

(OPB)

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1 Corinthians 13:8

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

(OPB)

My favourite verse from chapter 13.

When I was a kid it was always, “faith, hope and charity“. The Latin is caritas (cf. e.g., Spinoza’s word for love, amor). The Greek is of course ἀγάπη (agapē).

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1 Corinthians 12:7

But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.

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1 Corinthians 10:32-33

10:32 Give no occasions for stumbling, either to Jews, or to Greeks, or to the assembly of God; 10:33 even as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of the many, that they may be saved.

(WEB)

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1 Corinthians 10:26

For the earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof.

(OPB)

This is a quote from the opening of Psalm 24:

A Psalm by David.

24:1 The earth is Yahweh’s, with its fullness;
the world, and those who dwell therein.
24:2 For he has founded it on the seas,
and established it on the floods.
24:3 Who may ascend to Yahweh’s hill?
Who may stand in his holy place?
24:4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart;
who has not lifted up his soul to falsehood,
and has not sworn deceitfully.
24:5 He shall receive a blessing from Yahweh,
righteousness from the God of his salvation.
24:6 This is the generation of those who seek Him,
who seek your face—even Jacob.
Selah.
24:7 Lift up your heads, you gates!
Be lifted up, you everlasting doors,
and the King of glory will come in.
24:8 Who is the King of glory?
Yahweh strong and mighty,
Yahweh mighty in battle.
24:9 Lift up your heads, you gates;
yes, lift them up, you everlasting doors,
and the King of glory will come in.
24:10 Who is this King of glory?
Yahweh of Armies is the King of glory!
Selah.

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1 Corinthians 10:13

No temptation has taken you except what is common to man. God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted above what you are able, but will with the temptation also make the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

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1 Corinthians 6:12

“All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are expedient. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be brought under the power of anything.

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1 Corinthians 3:16

Don’t you know that you are a temple of God, and that God’s Spirit lives in you?

(OPB)

I am a temple of God and God’s spirit lives in me.

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