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 1 Corinthians 4
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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.
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 4:1
BCC -> Commentary on 4:1
BNN -> Commentary on 4:1
DSN -> Synopsis on 4:1
GEB -> Study Notes on 4:1
JFB -> Commentary on 4:1
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 4:1
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 4:1
PNT -> Commentary on 4:1
RWP -> Study Notes on 4:1
TSK -> Entry for 4:1
WEN -> Notes on 4:1
NTB -> Minister, Christian; Servant; Steward; Zeal, Religious
TCR -> Ministers; Names; Titles and Names
TTT -> Ministers; Titles and Names of Ministers
ATS -> Minister; Mystery
BED -> Elder
HBD -> 1 Corinthians; Household



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.
 
Study Resource List
BCC -> Commentary on 4:2
BNN -> Commentary on 4:2
DSN -> Synopsis on 4:2
GEB -> Study Notes on 4:2
JFB -> Commentary on 4:2
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 4:2
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 4:2
PNT -> Commentary on 4:2
RWP -> Study Notes on 4:2
TSK -> Entry for 4:2
WEN -> Notes on 4:2
NTB -> Faithfulness; Minister, Christian; Servant; Steward; Zeal, Religious
TCR -> Business Life; Business; Faithfulness; Fidelity; Social Duties; Stewardship-Ownership; Stewardship; Virtues
TTT -> Faithfulness; Servants
BED -> Faithfulness; Reward
HBD -> 1 Corinthians



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.
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 4:3
BCC -> Commentary on 4:3
BNN -> Commentary on 4:3
DSN -> Synopsis on 4:3
GEB -> Study Notes on 4:3
JFB -> Commentary on 4:3
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 4:3
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 4:3
PNT -> Commentary on 4:3
RWP -> Study Notes on 4:3
TSK -> Entry for 4:3
WEN -> Notes on 4:3
NTB -> Uncharitableness; Zeal, Religious
TTT -> Day
HBD -> 1 Corinthians



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.
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 4:4
BCC -> Commentary on 4:4
BNN -> Commentary on 4:4
DSN -> Synopsis on 4:4
GEB -> Study Notes on 4:4
JFB -> Commentary on 4:4
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 4:4
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 4:4
PNT -> Commentary on 4:4
RWP -> Study Notes on 4:4
TSK -> Entry for 4:4
WEN -> Notes on 4:4
NTB -> Jesus, The Christ; Uncharitableness; Zeal, Religious
EBD -> By
HBD -> 1 Corinthians; Conscience



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.
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 4:5
BCC -> Commentary on 4:5
BNN -> Commentary on 4:5
DSN -> Synopsis on 4:5
GEB -> Study Notes on 4:5
JFB -> Commentary on 4:5
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 4:5
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 4:5
PNT -> Commentary on 4:5
RWP -> Study Notes on 4:5
TSK -> Entry for 4:5
WEN -> Notes on 4:5
NTB -> Charitableness; Darkness; Jesus, The Christ; Jesus, The Christ (continued); Judgment; Secret; Uncharitableness; Zeal, Religious
TCR -> Advent; Charitableness; Charitableness-Uncharitableness; Charity; Christ; Coming, Second Coming of Christ; Concealment-Exposure; Exposure; Future, The; Judge; Judgment; Second Coming of Christ; Sin
TTT -> Christ is God; Judgment, The; Second Coming of Christ, The
BED -> Destroy, Destruction; Eternal Life, Eternality, Everlasting Life; Gospel; Heart; Judgment Seat of Christ; Motives; Mystery; Will
EBD -> Judgment, The final
HBD -> 1 Corinthians; Judge



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.
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 4:6
BCC -> Commentary on 4:6
BNN -> Commentary on 4:6
DSN -> Synopsis on 4:6
GEB -> Study Notes on 4:6
JFB -> Commentary on 4:6
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 4:6
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 4:6
PNT -> Commentary on 4:6
RWP -> Study Notes on 4:6
TSK -> Entry for 4:6
WEN -> Notes on 4:6
NTB -> Boasting; Pride; Strife; Zeal, Religious
BED -> Body of Christ
HBD -> 1 Corinthians; Apollos; Disciples



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?
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 4:7
BCC -> Commentary on 4:7
BNN -> Commentary on 4:7
DSN -> Synopsis on 4:7
GEB -> Study Notes on 4:7
JFB -> Commentary on 4:7
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 4:7
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 4:7
PNT -> Commentary on 4:7
RWP -> Study Notes on 4:7
TSK -> Entry for 4:7
WEN -> Notes on 4:7
NTB -> Boasting; Pride; Strife; Uncharitableness; Zeal, Religious
TCR -> Blessings-Afflictions; Debtors; Diversity of Gifts; Endowments; Gifts; God; Spiritual
BED -> Boasting
HBD -> 1 Corinthians; Disciples; Gift, Giving



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!
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 4:8
BCC -> Commentary on 4:8
BNN -> Commentary on 4:8
DSN -> Synopsis on 4:8
GEB -> Study Notes on 4:8
JFB -> Commentary on 4:8
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 4:8
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 4:8
PNT -> Commentary on 4:8
RWP -> Study Notes on 4:8
SRN -> Study Notes on 4:8
TSK -> Entry for 4:8
WEN -> Notes on 4:8
NTB -> Pride; Zeal, Religious
TCR -> Exaltation-Abasement; Kingship, Spiritual; Kings of Israel; Spiritual
BED -> Corinthians, First and Second, Theology of; Wealth
HBD -> 1 Corinthians; Disciples



4:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
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.
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 4:9
BCC -> Commentary on 4:9
BNN -> Commentary on 4:9
DSN -> Synopsis on 4:9
GEB -> Study Notes on 4:9
JFB -> Commentary on 4:9
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 4:9
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 4:9
PNT -> Commentary on 4:9
RWP -> Study Notes on 4:9
SRN -> Study Notes on 4:9
TSK -> Entry for 4:9
WEN -> Notes on 4:9
NTB -> Games; Minister, Christian; Persecution; Zeal, Religious
TCR -> Apostles; Christ; Disciples; Gazingstock; Leaders; Life; Religious
TTT -> Roman Empire, The
BED -> Apostle; Corinthians, First and Second, Theology of; Mission; Wealth
EBD -> Ephesus
HBD -> 1 Corinthians; Apostles; Disciples; Spectacle
SBD -> Games; Theatre
UTM -> Devotional using 4:9



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!
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 4:10
BCC -> Commentary on 4:10
BNN -> Commentary on 4:10
DSN -> Synopsis on 4:10
GEB -> Study Notes on 4:10
JFB -> Commentary on 4:10
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 4:10
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 4:10
PNT -> Commentary on 4:10
RWP -> Study Notes on 4:10
TSK -> Entry for 4:10
WEN -> Notes on 4:10
NTB -> Minister, Christian; Persecution; Pride; Zeal, Religious
TCR -> Christ; For Christ's Sake; Jesus' Sake, For; Suffering for Christ's Sake; Suffering for Righteousness' Sake
BED -> Apostle; Christians, Names of; Corinthians, First and Second, Theology of; Fool, Foolishness, Folly; Holy Spirit, Gifts of; Wealth
HBD -> 1 Corinthians; Disciples
UTM -> Devotional using 4:10



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.
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 4:11
BCC -> Commentary on 4:11
BNN -> Commentary on 4:11
DSN -> Synopsis on 4:11
GEB -> Study Notes on 4:11
JFB -> Commentary on 4:11
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 4:11
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 4:11
PNT -> Commentary on 4:11
RWP -> Study Notes on 4:11
TSK -> Entry for 4:11
WEN -> Notes on 4:11
NTB -> Minister, Christian; Persecution; Zeal, Religious
TCR -> Afflictions; Blessings-Afflictions; Homeless; Ministers; Thirst ; Trials
BED -> Apostle; Corinthians, First and Second, Theology of; Demon; Wealth
HBD -> 1 Corinthians; Disciples; Persecution In The Bible
UTM -> Devotional using 4:11



4:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
We work hard with our own hands. When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it;
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 4:12
BCC -> Commentary on 4:12
BNN -> Commentary on 4:12
DSN -> Synopsis on 4:12
GEB -> Study Notes on 4:12
JFB -> Commentary on 4:12
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 4:12
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 4:12
PNT -> Commentary on 4:12
RWP -> Study Notes on 4:12
TSK -> Entry for 4:12
WEN -> Notes on 4:12
NTB -> Forgiveness; Minister, Christian; Persecution; Self-Denial; Suffering; Zeal, Religious
TCR -> Business Life; Church; Good for Evil; Industry; Jews; Love; Paul; Persecution; Suffering for Righteousness' Sake; Virtues; Work, Physical
TTT -> Industry; Meekness; Persecution; Reviling and Reproaching
BED -> Apostle; Blessing; Corinthians, First and Second, Theology of; Wealth
HBD -> 1 Corinthians; Disciples; Persecution In The Bible
UTM -> Devotional using 4:12



4:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
when we are slandered, we answer kindly. Up to this moment we have become the scum of the earth, the refuse of the world.
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 4:13
BCC -> Commentary on 4:13
BNN -> Commentary on 4:13
DSN -> Synopsis on 4:13
GEB -> Study Notes on 4:13
JFB -> Commentary on 4:13
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 4:13
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 4:13
PNT -> Commentary on 4:13
RWP -> Study Notes on 4:13
SRN -> Study Notes on 4:13
TSK -> Entry for 4:13
WEN -> Notes on 4:13
NTB -> Forgiveness; Minister, Christian; Persecution; Slander; Suffering; Zeal, Religious
TCR -> Saints; Suffering for Righteousness' Sake
TTT -> Afflicted Saints; Slander
BED -> Apostle; Christians, Names of; Corinthians, First and Second, Theology of; Wealth
HBD -> 1 Corinthians; Disciples; Offscouring; Persecution In The Bible
UTM -> Devotional using 4:13



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.
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 4:14
BCC -> Commentary on 4:14
BNN -> Commentary on 4:14
DSN -> Synopsis on 4:14
GEB -> Study Notes on 4:14
JFB -> Commentary on 4:14
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 4:14
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 4:14
PNT -> Commentary on 4:14
RWP -> Study Notes on 4:14
SRN -> Study Notes on 4:14
TSK -> Entry for 4:14
WEN -> Notes on 4:14
NTB -> Love; Zeal, Religious
TCR -> Admonition; Commendation-Reproof; Duty
BED -> Shame
HBD -> 1 Corinthians; Imitate



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.
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 4:15
BCC -> Commentary on 4:15
BNN -> Commentary on 4:15
DSN -> Synopsis on 4:15
GEB -> Study Notes on 4:15
JFB -> Commentary on 4:15
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 4:15
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 4:15
PNT -> Commentary on 4:15
RWP -> Study Notes on 4:15
TSK -> Entry for 4:15
WEN -> Notes on 4:15
NTB -> Love; Minister, Christian; Zeal, Religious
TTT -> New Birth, The
ATS -> Regeneration; Schoolmaster
BED -> Evangelize, Evangelism
HBD -> 1 Corinthians; Imitate



4:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Therefore I urge you to imitate me.
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 4:16
BCC -> Commentary on 4:16
BNN -> Commentary on 4:16
DSN -> Synopsis on 4:16
GEB -> Study Notes on 4:16
JFB -> Commentary on 4:16
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 4:16
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 4:16
PNT -> Commentary on 4:16
RWP -> Study Notes on 4:16
TSK -> Entry for 4:16
WEN -> Notes on 4:16
NTB -> Example; Love; Zeal, Religious
TCR -> Example; Imitation; Paul's; Spiritual
BED -> Perfect, Perfection
HBD -> 1 Corinthians; Imitate



4:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
For this reason I am sending to you Timothy, my son whom I love, who is faithful in the Lord. He will remind you of my way of life in Christ Jesus, which agrees with what I teach everywhere in every church.
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 4:17
BCC -> Commentary on 4:17
BNN -> Commentary on 4:17
DSN -> Synopsis on 4:17
GEB -> Study Notes on 4:17
JFB -> Commentary on 4:17
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 4:17
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 4:17
PNT -> Commentary on 4:17
RWP -> Study Notes on 4:17
SRN -> Study Notes on 4:17
TSK -> Entry for 4:17
WEN -> Notes on 4:17
NTB -> Timothy; Zeal, Religious
TCR -> Church; Faithfulness; Faithfulness-Unfaithfulness; Family; Fidelity; Relationships, Spiritual; Remembrance-Forgetfulness; Remembrancers; Remembrance; Spiritual; Timothy
TTT -> Faithfulness
ATS -> Faithful; Timothy
BED -> Mission
EBD -> Faithful
HBD -> 1 Corinthians; Imitate; Letter Form And Function; Timothy



4:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Some of you have become arrogant, as if I were not coming to you.
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 4:18
BCC -> Commentary on 4:18
BNN -> Commentary on 4:18
DSN -> Synopsis on 4:18
GEB -> Study Notes on 4:18
JFB -> Commentary on 4:18
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 4:18
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 4:18
PNT -> Commentary on 4:18
RWP -> Study Notes on 4:18
TSK -> Entry for 4:18
WEN -> Notes on 4:18
NTB -> Zeal, Religious
TCR -> Humility-Pride; Pride; Spiritual
HBD -> 1 Corinthians



4:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But I will come to you very soon, if the Lord is willing, and then I will find out not only how these arrogant people are talking, but what power they have.
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 4:19
BCC -> Commentary on 4:19
BNN -> Commentary on 4:19
DSN -> Synopsis on 4:19
GEB -> Study Notes on 4:19
JFB -> Commentary on 4:19
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 4:19
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 4:19
PNT -> Commentary on 4:19
RWP -> Study Notes on 4:19
TSK -> Entry for 4:19
WEN -> Notes on 4:19
NTB -> Church; God (continued); Power; Righteousness; Will; Zeal, Religious
HBD -> 1 Corinthians; Oration, Orator; Word



4:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 4:20
BCC -> Commentary on 4:20
BNN -> Commentary on 4:20
DSN -> Synopsis on 4:20
GEB -> Study Notes on 4:20
JFB -> Commentary on 4:20
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 4:20
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 4:20
PNT -> Commentary on 4:20
RWP -> Study Notes on 4:20
TSK -> Entry for 4:20
WEN -> Notes on 4:20
NTB -> Gospel; Power; Righteousness; Zeal, Religious
TCR -> God's; God; Kingdom, Spiritual; Kingdom; Spiritual
BED -> Corinthians, First and Second, Theology of
HBD -> 1 Corinthians; Oration, Orator; Word



4:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
What do you prefer? Shall I come to you with a whip, or in love and with a gentle spirit?
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 4:21
BCC -> Commentary on 4:21
BNN -> Commentary on 4:21
DSN -> Synopsis on 4:21
GEB -> Study Notes on 4:21
JFB -> Commentary on 4:21
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 4:21
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 4:21
PNT -> Commentary on 4:21
RWP -> Study Notes on 4:21
TSK -> Entry for 4:21
WEN -> Notes on 4:21
NTB -> Church; Minister, Christian; Zeal, Religious
BED -> Gentleness
HBD -> 1 Corinthians; Humility; Meekness; Rod, Staff


 

Abbreviations Legend:

ACC - Adam Clark Commentary; BCC - Burton Coffman; BNN - Barnes' New Testament; DSN - Darby's Synopsis; GEB - Gill's Exposition; JFB - Jamieson, Fausset, Brown; MHC-COM - Matthew Henry Complete; MHC-CON - Matthew Henry Concise; PNT - People's New Testament; RWP - Robertson's Word Pictures; SRN - Scofield Reference Notes; TSK - Treasury of Scripture Knowledge; WEN - Wesley's Explanatory Notes; NTB - Nave's Topical Bible; TCR - Thompson Chain Reference; TSK - Treasury of Scripture Knowledge; TTT - Torrey's Topical Textbook; ATS - ATS Bible Dictionary; BED - Baker's Evangelical Dictionary; EBD - Easton's Bible Dictionary; HBD - Holman Bible Dictionary; SBD - Smith's Bible Dictionary; UTM - My Utmost for His Highest; PWP - ;

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