1 Corinthians chapter 1
1:1-9. After his salutation and thanksgiving,
1:10-11. he exhorts them to unity,
1:12-17. and reproves their dissensions.
1:18-20. God destroys the wisdom of the wise,
1:21-25. by the foolishness of preaching;
1:26-27. and calls not the wise, mighty, and noble,
1:28-31. but the foolish, weak, and men of no account.
1 Corinthians chapter 2
2:1-5. He declares that his preaching, though it bring not excellency of speech, or of human wisdom, yet consists in the power of God;
2:6-16. and so far excels the wisdom of this world, and human sense, that the natural man cannot understand it.
1 Corinthians chapter 3
3:1-2. Milk is fit for children.
3:3-6. Strife and division, arguments of a fleshly mind.
3:7-8. He that planteth and he that watereth, are nothing.
3:9-10. The ministers are God's fellow-workmen.
3:11-15. Christ the only foundation.
3:16-18. Men the temples of God, which must be kept holy.
3:19-23. The wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.
1 Corinthians chapter 4
4:1-6. In what account the ministers ought to be had.
4:7-8. We have nothing which we have not received.
4:9-12. The apostles spectacles to the world, angels, and men;
4:13-14. the filth and offscouring of the world;
4:15. yet our fathers in Christ;
4:16-21. whom we ought to follow.
1 Corinthians chapter 5
5:1-5. The incestuous person,
5:6. is cause rather of shame unto them than of rejoicing.
5:7-9. The old leaven is to be purged out.
5:10-13. Hienous offenders are to be shamed and avoided.
1 Corinthians chapter 6
6:1-5. The Corinthians must not vex their brethren, in going to law with them;
6:6-8. especially under infidels.
6:9-14. The unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
6:15-20. Our bodies are the members of Christ, and temples of the Holy Ghost: they must not therefore be defiled.
1 Corinthians chapter 7
7:1-3. He treats of marriage;
7:4-9. shewing it to be a remedy against fornication,
7:10-19. and that the bond thereof ought not lightly to be dissolved.
7:20-24. Every man must be content with his vocation.
7:25-34. Virginity wherefore to be embraced;
7:35-40. and for what respects we may either marry, or abstain from marrying.
1 Corinthians chapter 8
8:1-7. To abstain from meats offered to idols.
8:8-10. We must not abuse our Christian liberty, to the offence of our brethren;
8:11-13. but must bridle our knowledge with charity.
1 Corinthians chapter 9
9:1-6. He shows his liberty;
9:7-14. and that the minister ought to live by the Gospel;
9:15-17. yet that himself has of his own accord abstained,
9:18-21. to be either chargeable unto them,
9:22-23. or offensive unto any, in matters indifferent.
9:24-27. Our life is like unto a race.
1 Corinthians chapter 10
10:1-6. The sacraments of the Jews are types of ours;
10:7-10. and their punishments,
10:11-12. examples for us.
10:13-20. We must flee from idolatry.
10:21-23. We must not make the Lord's table the table of devils;
10:24-33. and in things indifferent we must have regard of our brethren.
1 Corinthians chapter 11
11:1-3. He reproves them, because in holy assemblies,
11:4-5. their men prayed with their heads covered,
11:6-16. and women with their heads uncovered;
11:17-20. and because generally their meetings were not for the better, but for the worse;
11:21-24. as, namely, in profaning with their own feast the Lord's supper.
11:25-34. Lastly, he calls them to the first institution thereof.
1 Corinthians chapter 12
12:1-3. Spiritual gifts,
12:4-6. are diverse,
12:7. yet all to profit withal.
12:8-11. And to that end are diversely bestowed;
12:12-21. that by the like proportion, as the members of a natural body tend all to the mutual decency,
12:22-25. service,
12:26. and succour of the same body;
12:27-31. so we should do for one another, to make up the mystical body of Christ.
1 Corinthians chapter 13
13:1-2. All gifts,
13:3. how excellent soever, are nothing worth without charity.
13:4-12. The praises thereof,
13:13. and prelation before hope and faith.
1 Corinthians chapter 14
14:1. Prophecy is commended,
14:2-5. and preferred before speaking with tongues,
14:6-11. by a comparison drawn from musical instruments.
14:12-21. Both must be referred to edification,
14:22-25. as to their true and proper end.
14:26. The true use of each is taught,
14:27-33. and the abuse taxed.
14:34-40. Women are forbidden to speak in church.
1 Corinthians chapter 15
15:1-11. By Christ's resurrection,
15:12-20. he proves the necessity of our resurrection, against all such as deny the resurrection of the body.
15:21-34. The fruit,
15:35-50. and the manner thereof;
15:51-58. and of the changing of them that shall be found alive at the last day.
1 Corinthians chapter 16
16:1-9. He exhorts them to relieve the want of the brethren at Jerusalem.
16:10-12. Commends Timothy;
16:13-15. and after friendly admonitions,
16:16-24. concludes his epistle with divers salutations.