Let a manregard us in thismanner, as 1servants of Christ and 2stewards of 3the mysteries of God.
In thiscase, moreover, it is requiredaof stewards that one be foundtrustworthy.
But to me it is a verysmallthing that I may be examined by you, or by any humanbcourt; in fact, I do not evenexaminemyself.
For I 4amconscious of nothing against myself, yet I am not by this5acquitted; but the one who examines me is the Lord.
5Therefore6do not go on cpassingjudgmentbeforedthe time, but wait 7until the Lordcomeswho will both8bring to light the thingshidden in the darkness and disclose the motives of men's hearts; and theneachman's9praise will come to him from God.
6Nowthesethings, brethren, I have figurativelyapplied to myself and Apollos for your sakes, so that in us you may learn not to exceed10what is written, so that noone of you will 11become earrogant12in behalf of oneagainst the other.
For whoregards you as superior? 13What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it?
You are 14alreadyfilled, you have alreadybecomerich, you have becomekingswithout us; and indeed, I wish that you had becomekingsso that we also might reign with you.