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1 Corinthians 4:1-8 (New American Standard)

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Servants of Christ

1 Let a man regard us in this manner, as 1servants of Christ and 2stewards of 3the mysteries of God. 2 In this case, moreover, it is required aof stewards that one be found trustworthy. 3 But to me it is a very small thing that I may be examined by you, or by any human bcourt; in fact, I do not even examine myself. 4 For I 4am conscious of nothing against myself, yet I am not by this 5acquitted; but the one who examines me is the Lord. 5 Therefore 6do not go on cpassing judgment before dthe time, but wait 7until the Lord comes who will both 8bring to light the things hidden in the darkness and disclose the motives of men's hearts; and then each man's 9praise will come to him from God. 6 Now these things, brethren, I have figuratively applied to myself and Apollos for your sakes, so that in us you may learn not to exceed 10what is written, so that no one of you will 11become earrogant 12in behalf of one against the other. 7 For who regards 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? 8 You are 14already filled, you have already become rich, you have become kings without us; and indeed, I wish that you had become kings so that we also might reign with you.
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