I. Introduction -- The Initial Gifts
and the Participation in Christ
1 Paul, a 1acalled apostle of Christ Jesus through the 2bwill of God, and 3Sosthenes the brother,
2 To the 1achurch of God which is 2in bCorinth, 3to those who have been 4csanctified 5in Christ Jesus, the 6dcalled saints, 7with all those who 8ecall upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ in every place, who is 9ftheirs and ours:
3 aGrace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
4 I athank my God always concerning you 1based upon the bgrace of God which was given to you in Christ Jesus,
5 That in everything you were aenriched in Him, in all 1utterance and all bknowledge,
6 Even as the 1atestimony of Christ was confirmed 2in you,
7 So that you do not lack in any 1agift, eagerly awaiting the 2brevelation of our Lord Jesus Christ,
8 1Who will also 2aconfirm you until the end bunreprovable in the 3cday of our Lord Jesus Christ.
9 1God is afaithful, through whom you were bcalled 2into the cfellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.