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 1 Corinthians 4:1 - 16
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   Book of 1 Corinthians
   Chapter 4
4:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So then, men ought to regard us as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the secret things of God.
 
4:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.
 
4:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
I care very little if I am judged by you or by any human court; indeed, I do not even judge myself.
 
4:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me.
 
4:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait till the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of men's hearts. At that time each will receive his praise from God.
 
4:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now, brothers, I have applied these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, so that you may learn from us the meaning of the saying, "Do not go beyond what is written." Then you will not take pride in one man over against another.
 
4:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
For who makes you different from anyone else? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not?
 
4:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Already you have all you want! Already you have become rich! You have become kings - and that without us! How I wish that you really had become kings so that we might be kings with you!
 
4:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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For it seems to me that God has put us apostles on display at the end of the procession, like men condemned to die in the arena. We have been made a spectacle to the whole universe, to angels as well as to men.
 
4:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
We are fools for Christ, but you are so wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You are honored, we are dishonored!
 
4:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
To this very hour we go hungry and thirsty, we are in rags, we are brutally treated, we are homeless.
 
4:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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We work hard with our own hands. When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it;
 
4:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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when we are slandered, we answer kindly. Up to this moment we have become the scum of the earth, the refuse of the world.
 
4:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
I am not writing this to shame you, but to warn you, as my dear children.
 
4:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Even though you have ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers, for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel.
 
4:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Therefore I urge you to imitate me.
 
 

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