1 Corinthians 4:16-21
Therefore I exhort you, be imitators of me.
parakalw' V-PAI-1S ou\n CONJ uJma'?, P-2AP mimhtaiv N-NPM mou P-1GS givnesqe. V-PNM-2P
For this reason I have sent to you Timothy, who is my beloved and faithful child in the Lord, and he will remind you of my ways which are in Christ, just as I teach everywhere in every church.
dia; PREP tou'to D-ASN e~pemya V-AAI-1S uJmi'n P-2DP Timovqeon, N-ASM o&? R-NSM ejstivn V-PXI-3S mou P-1GS tevknon N-NSN ajgaphto;n A-ASN kai; CONJ pisto;n A-ASN ejn PREP kurivw/, N-DSM oJ;? R-NSM uJma'? P-2AP ajnamnhvsei V-FAI-3S ta;? T-APF oJdouv? N-APF mou P-1GS ta;? T-APF ejn PREP Xristw'/ N-DSM ?*jihsou'?, N-DSM kaqw;? ADV pantacou' ADV ejn PREP pavsh/ A-DSF ejkklhsiva/ N-DSF didavskw. V-PAI-1S
Now some have become arrogant, as though I were not coming to you.
wJ? ADV mh; PRT ejrcomevnou V-PNP-GSM dev CONJ mou P-1GS pro;? PREP uJma'? P-2AP ejfusiwvqhsavn V-API-3P tine?: X-NPM
But I will come to you soon, if the Lord wills, and I shall find out, not the words of those who are arrogant but their power.
ejleuvsomai V-FDI-1S de; CONJ tacevw? ADV pro;? PREP uJma'?, P-2AP eja;n COND oJ T-NSM kuvrio? N-NSM qelhvsh/, V-AAS-3S kai; CONJ gnwvsomai V-FDI-1S ouj PRT to;n T-ASM lovgon N-ASM tw'n T-GPM pefusiwmevnwn V-RPP-GPM ajlla; CONJ th;n T-ASF duvnamin, N-ASF
For the kingdom of God does not consist in words but in power.
ouj PRT ga;r CONJ ejn PREP lovgw/ N-DSM hJ T-NSF basileiva N-NSF tou' T-GSM qeou' N-GSM ajll# CONJ ejn PREP dunavmei. N-DSF
What do you desire? Shall I come to you with a rod, or with love and a spirit of gentleness?
tiv I-ASN qevlete; V-PAI-2P ejn PREP rJavbdw/ N-DSF e~lqw V-2AAS-1S pro;? PREP uJma'?, P-2AP h^ PRT ejn PREP ajgavph/ N-DSF pneuvmativ N-DSN te PRT prau?thto?; N-GSF
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