1 Corinthians 4:11-21 NAS

11 To this present hour we are both 1hungry and thirsty, and are poorly clothed, and are roughly treated, and are homeless;

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12 and we toil, 2working with our own hands; when we are 3reviled, we bless; when we are 4persecuted, we endure;

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13 when we are slandered, we try to aconciliate; we have 5become as the scum of the world, the dregs of all things, even until now.

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    •  4:13 - Or "console"
      14 I do not write these things to 6shame you, but to admonish you as my beloved 7children.

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      15 For if you were to have countless 8tutors in Christ, yet you would not have many fathers, for in 9Christ Jesus I 10became your father through the 11gospel.

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      16 Therefore I exhort you, be 12imitators of me.

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      17 For this reason I 13have sent to you 14Timothy, who is my 15beloved and faithful child in the Lord, and he will remind you of my ways which are in Christ, 16just as I teach everywhere in every church.

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      18 Now some have become b17arrogant, as though I were not 18coming to you.

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        • Ž 4:18 - Lit "puffed up"
          19 But I 19will come to you soon, 20if the Lord wills, and I shall find out, not the cwords of those who are 21arrogant but their power.

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          20 For the kingdom of God does 22not consist in dwords but in power.

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            •  4:20 - Lit "word"
              21 What do you desire? 23Shall I come to you with a rod, or with love and a spirit of gentleness?

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