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Paul's first (preserved) letter to the church in Corinth.

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1 Cor 13:8b-19 - what is meant by "the perfect comes" and "the partial will pass away"? [duplicate]

There are two different interpretations: The Cessation view: Based on the biblical and church historical records: "the perfect" refers to completion of the canon of Scripture; "partial ...
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Does "the partial" (1 Cor 14:10b) allude to the imperfect nature of the "Spiritual gifts" or refer to the imperfect users and their use?

Context: 1 Cor 13:8-12 (ESV) "Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy ...
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What does Paul mean by “appeared” in 1 Corinthians 15?

In 1 Corinthians 15, we see the famous early Christian creed: “and that he appeared to Cephas, and then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at ...
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What does "loss/zemiothesetai" mean in 1 Corinthians 3:15?

1 Corinthians 3:15 "If anyone's work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire". ESV. A. Is the effect of this loss active after the ...
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What are "the things of the Spirit of God"? 1 Corinthians 2:14

1 Corinthians 2:14 and the natural man doth not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for to him they are foolishness, and he is not able to know [them], because spiritually they are discerned; (...
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How do we reconcile 2 Corinthians 6:16 with 1 Corinthians 3:16-17?

We read: And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them And walk among them. I will be their God, And they ...
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Is there a contradiction between 1 Corinthians 12:29 and 1 Corinthians 14:31,39?

29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? 30 Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? (1 Corinthians 12:29-30 ESV) 30 If a ...
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Why does Paul say they were baptized in the sea and not in the river in 1 Corinthians 10:2?

KJV 1 Corinthians 10 : 2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; The children of Israel crossed two water points a sea and a river on their way to Canaan.There were more or ...
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1 Corinthians 13:2 - What does Paul mean by having "prophetic powers"?

And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. (1 Corinthians 13:2 ESV) What does ...
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What is the difference between revelation, knowledge, prophecy and teaching? 1 Corinthians 14:6

1 Corinthians 14:6: Now, brothers, if I come to you speaking in tongues, how will I benefit you unless I bring you some revelation or knowledge or prophecy or teaching? (ESV) But now, brothers and ...
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Why KJV translates 1 Cor. 7:3's ὀφείλω as "due benevolence" and not "debt"?

Why does the KJV translate the ὀφείλω of 1 Cor. 7:3 as "due benevolence" and not "debt"? KJV: Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence (οφειλομένην?): and likewise ...
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What is the difference between having the spiritual gift of prophecy and being a prophet?

In 1 Corinthians 12, 13 & 14 the Apostle Paul talks about the spiritual gift of prophecy and also about prophets, and he seems to use both terms interchangeably: 10 to another the working of ...
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What does Paul mean by “we have the mind of Christ”?

I’ve searched over this site to make sure this question wasn’t already asked, and I saw some similar questions. Nevertheless, let’s get started: “But the natural man does not receive the things of ...
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What are the two different glories Paul refers to in 1 Corinthians 15:40?

1 Corinthians 15:40 NASB “There are also heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the glory of the heavenly is one, and the glory of the earthly is another.” ‭‭ What are the two glories that Paul is ...
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Who is Paul referring to in 1 Corinthians 15:34?

1 Cor 15:34 NASB “Become sober-minded as you ought, and stop sinning; for some have no knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame.” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭15:34‬ ‭‬‬ Who is Paul referring to when he ...
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If God gives us enough grace so that we don't have to sin (1 Corinthians 10:13), then why do we still sin (1 John 1:8-10, 2:1-2)?

God is faithful - He always gives us enough grace so that we don't have to sin: 13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted ...
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Why doesn’t Paul use a Greek word for “influence” in 1 Corinthians 15:33?

We read: “Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts good habits.”” ‭‭I Corinthians‬ ‭15:33‬ ‭NKJV ‬‬One might assume that Paul means evil company can corrupt good habits, but people are in control ...
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What is the difference between “judged” and “disciplined” in 1 Corinthians 11:32?

1 Cor 11:32 NASB: But when we are judged, we are disciplined by the Lord so that we will not be condemned along with the world. How is being judged also being disciplined in this verse? What is the ...
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In 1 Corinthians 14, What Is The Understanding of the Word 'Sign'?

Specifically, verse 22 of 1 Corinthians 14 states, "Speaking in tongues, then, is intended as a sign, not for believers but for unbelievers, while prophecy is not for unbelievers but for ...
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What kind of knowledge will pass away according to 1 Corinthians 13?

1 Corinthians 13 (ESV) If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and ...
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Does the election of Matthias as an apostle via casting of lots (Acts 1:21-26) contradict 1 Corinthians 12?

21 So one of the men who have accompanied us during all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, 22 beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us—one of ...
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Who distributes spiritual gifts? God or the Holy Spirit? 1 Corinthians 12

11 All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills. (1 Cor 12:11 ESV) 28 And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, ...
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What is the connection between Christ being man’s head and man being woman’s head?

1 Corinthians‬ ‭11:3‬ ‭‬‬NASB “But I want you to understand that Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of a woman, and God is the head of Christ.” In what way is man the the head ...
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What is the answer to Paul’s rhetorical question in 1 Corinthians 10:29-30?

1 Corinthians 10:29-30 NASB “I mean not your own conscience, but the other man’s; for why is my freedom judged by another’s conscience? If I partake with thankfulness, why am I slandered concerning ...
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How to understand Luke 17:7-10 in light of 1 Corinthians 9:8-14?

Luke 17:7-10 NASB “Now which of you, having a slave plowing or tending sheep, will say to him after he comes in from the field, ‘Come immediately and recline at the table to eat’? 8 On the contrary, ...
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Is Acts 4:29-31 an example of earnestly desiring spiritual gifts (1 Cor. 12:31, 14:1)?

Acts 4:29-31 (ESV) 29 And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness, 30 while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and ...
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Does 1 Corinthians 11:1-16 support my beliefs in head coverings?

I believe that any woman who prays without her head covered & looks up is disgraceful to God & any man who wears ANY kind of head covering & looks down while praying is disgraceful to God. ...
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Does 1 Corinthians 7:7 mean God sovereignly decree’s some people to be married & others to singleness?

We have the similar question: Is celibacy a gift according to 1 Corinthians 7:7? I’m not asking if Celibacy is a gift, but my question is: Q: Does 1 Corinthians 7:7 mean God predestines some to be ...
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What does 1 Corinthians 9:17 mean?

1 Corinthians 9:17 (NASB) For if I do this voluntarily, I have a reward; but if against my will, I have a stewardship entrusted to me. What does Paul mean when he compares voluntarily preaching the ...
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1 Corinthians 10:13; are there temptations beyond such as is common to man? If there are, then, where are they mentioned in the Holy Bible?

1 Corinthians 10:13; DRB; 13 Let no temptation take hold on you, but such as is human. And God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that which you are able: but will make also ...
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"a temple", "the temple" or "temples" in 1 Corinthians 6:19?

1 Corinthians 6:19 ESV "Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?" My emphasis. 1 Corinthians 6:19 ...
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In the Greek, does 1 Corinthians 5:7 say Jesus is our Passover Lamb?

A friend of mine recently saw a teaching, where it was claimed that in Greek, 1 Corinthians does not say “Passover lamb”. I’ve copied and pasted his comment below. Since I don’t know Greek, I don’t ...
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What does “the Lord is for the body” mean in 1 Corinthians 6:13?

1 Corinthians 6:13 NASB “Food is for the stomach and the stomach is for food, but God will do away with both of them. Yet the body is not for immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord is for the ...
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What does it mean to “inherit the kingdom of God” in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10?

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 (NASB) “Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor ...
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Is Paul implying the death penalty in 1 Corinthians 5:13?

In 1 Corinthians 5:5, handing over to satan for the destruction of the flesh is usually taken metaphorically as in removing the immoral man from the church. However, in 5:13 Paul says “remove the ...
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What is the difference between gifts of healing (1 Cor 12) and praying for the sick to get healed (James 5)?

1 Corinthians 12 (ESV): 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 27 Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. 28 And God has ...
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What does τῷ πνεύματι in 1 Cor. 14:15 denote, the Holy Spirit or my spirit, or else?

Does the text signify "praying and singing with/by the spirit and the mind," "volitional," or "non-volition"? Text: 1 Cor. 14:15 (NASB) What is the outcome then? I will ...
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What does Paul mean in 1 Corinthians 9:14?

Paul writes: Even so the Lord has commanded that those who preach the gospel should live from the gospel. 1 Corinthians 9:14 Q: What does he mean here?
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What are the secrets of people’s hearts? [duplicate]

1 Cor 14:24, 25 - But if an unbeliever or uninstructed person comes in while everyone is prophesying, he will be convicted and called to account by all, and the secrets of his heart will be made known....
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1 Cor 12:4-6 - Trinity or something else?

Note the text of 1 Cor 12:4-6 is written in parallelism: There are different gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different ministries, but the same Lord. There are different ways of working, but ...
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Do John 3:1-8 ("born from above") and 1 Corinthians 15:39-54 ("the rising again of the dead") refer to the same event?

John 3:1-8 (YLT) And there was a man of the Pharisees, Nicodemus his name, a ruler of the Jews, 2 this one came unto him by night, and said to him, `Rabbi, we have known that from God thou hast come -...
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Did Paul contradict Jesus' admonition not to call anyone father in Galatians 4:19 and 1 Corinthians 4:14-17?

Jesus warned against calling anyone other than God father on earth: 8 But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you are all brothers. 9 And call no man your father on earth, ...
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Does 1 Corinthians 11:20; 14:23 suggest the Corinthians had their own room for worship?

Here are the verses in question (NKJV, bold emphasis mine): Therefore when you come together in one place, it is not to eat the Lord’s Supper. (1 Corinthians 11:20) Therefore if the whole church ...
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Do the Lord of glory in 1 Corinthians and the King of glory in Psalm 24 have the same referent?

Psalm 24:7-10 says: Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD ...
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Is doing good deeds for others of no ultimate use or not? 1 Corinthians 13:3 vs. Matthew 25:41-46

1 Corinthians 13:3 (ESV): 3 If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Matthew 25:41-46 (ESV): 41 “Then he will say to those on his left,...
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Why Jesus didn't have sins and how is it possible?

I'd like to understand why Jesus didn't have sins, as it states in 2 Cor 5:21: 21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. And ...
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A living soul cannot exist without a body (Gen 2:7; 1 Cor 15:44-45) but killing the body doesn't kill the soul (Matt 10:28). Is this a contradiction?

The Passages Genesis 2:7 (KJV): 7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. 1 Corinthians 15:44-45 (KJV):...
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Will faith and hope continue or cease when the perfect comes? 1 Corinthians 13

1 Corinthians 13 (ESV): If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and ...
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Is love a spiritual gift or a spiritual fruit?

The context of 1 Corinthians 12 and 13 (spiritual gifts) appears to suggest that love (as well as hope and faith) is a spiritual gift: 31 But earnestly desire the higher gifts. And I will show you a ...
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1 Cor 11.30 What does ”because of this” refer to?

I spend my free time (and I have a bit of it in these times) reading the letters of Paul, in Greek, in chronological order. I am working through 1 Corinthians at the moment. Paul's references and ...

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