1Let a mansoaccount of us,as of the ministers of Christ,andstewards of the mysteries of God.2Moreover it is requiredinstewards,that a man be foundfaithful.3But with me it is a very small thingthat I should be judgedofyou,orofman'sjudgment:ayea, I judgenot mine own self.4For I knowbnothing by myself;yet am Inotherebyjustified : but he that judgethmeis the Lord.5Thereforejudgenothingbefore the time,untiltheLordcome , whoboth will bring to light the hidden things of darkness,and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts:andthen shall every manhavepraiseofGod.6And these things,brethren, I have in a figure transferredtomyselfand to Apollosfor your sakes;that ye might learninusnot to think of men abovethatwhich is written , that noone of you be puffed upforoneagainstanother.7Forwhomakethcthee to differ from another? andwhat hast thouthat thou didstnotreceive ? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory , as if thou hadstnotreceived it?
8Now ye arefull , now ye are rich , ye have reigned as kingswithoutus:and I would to Godye did reign , thatwealso might reign withyou.9For I thinkthatGod hath set forthusd the apostleslast,as it were appointed to death:for we are made a spectacle unto the world,and to angels,and to men.10We are foolsforChrist'ssake,butye are wiseinChrist;we are weak,butye are strong;ye are honourable,butwe are despised.11Even unto this presenthourwebothhunger , andthirst , and are naked , and are buffeted , and have no certain dwellingplace ;
12Andlabour , working with our ownhands: being reviled , we bless ; being persecuted , we suffer it :
Being defamed , we intreat : we are madeas the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all thingsunto this day.14
I writenot these things to shameyou,butasmybelovedsons I warn you.
15Forthough ye have ten thousandinstructorsinChrist,yet have ye notmanyfathers:forinChristJesusI have begottenyouthrough the gospel.16Wherefore I beseechyou, be yefollowers of me.17Forthiscause have I sent unto youTimotheus,whoismybelovedson,andfaithfulin the Lord,who shall bringyou into remembrance of mywayswhich be inChrist,as I teach every whereineverychurch.18Nowsome are puffed up , as thoughIwouldnotcometoyou.19But I will cometoyoushortly,if the Lordwill , and will know , not the speech of them which are puffed up , but the power.20For the kingdom of God is notinword,butinpower.21What will ye ? shall I comeuntoyouwith a rod,orinlove,and in the spirit of meekness?