1 Corinthians 4 DBY/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Let a man so account of us as servants of Christ, and stewards of [the] mysteries of God. 1 So then, men ought to regard us as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the secret things of God.
2 Here, further, it is sought in stewards, that a man be found faithful. 2 Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.
3 But for me it is the very smallest matter that I be examined of you or of man's day. Nor do I even examine myself. 3 I care very little if I am judged by you or by any human court; indeed, I do not even judge myself.
4 For I am conscious of nothing in myself; but I am not justified by this: but he that examines me is the Lord. 4 My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me.
5 So that do not judge anything before [the] time, until the Lord shall come, who shall also both bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and shall make manifest the counsels of hearts; and then shall each have [his] praise from God. 5 Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait till the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of men's hearts. At that time each will receive his praise from God.
6 Now these things, brethren, I have transferred, in their application, to myself and Apollos, for your sakes, that ye may learn in us the [lesson of] not [letting your thoughts go] above what is written, that ye may not be puffed up one for [such a] one against another. 6 Now, brothers, I have applied these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, so that you may learn from us the meaning of the saying, "Do not go beyond what is written." Then you will not take pride in one man over against another.
7 For who makes thee to differ? and what hast thou which thou hast not received? but if also thou hast received, why boastest thou as not receiving? 7 For who makes you different from anyone else? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not?
8 Already ye are filled; already ye have been enriched; ye have reigned without us; and I would that ye reigned, that *we* also might reign with you. 8 Already you have all you want! Already you have become rich! You have become kings--and that without us! How I wish that you really had become kings so that we might be kings with you!
9 For I think that God has set us the apostles for the last, as appointed to death. For we have become a spectacle to the world, both to angels and men. 9 For it seems to me that God has put us apostles on display at the end of the procession, like men condemned to die in the arena. We have been made a spectacle to the whole universe, to angels as well as to men.
10 *We* [are] fools for Christ's sake, but *ye* prudent in Christ: *we* weak, but *ye* strong: *ye* glorious, but *we* in dishonour. 10 We are fools for Christ, but you are so wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You are honored, we are dishonored!
11 To the present hour we both hunger and thirst, and are in nakedness, and buffeted, and wander without a home, 11 To this very hour we go hungry and thirsty, we are in rags, we are brutally treated, we are homeless.
12 and labour, working with our own hands. Railed at, we bless; persecuted, we suffer [it]; 12 We work hard with our own hands. When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it;
13 insulted, we entreat: we are become as [the] offscouring of the world, [the] refuse of all, until now. 13 when we are slandered, we answer kindly. Up to this moment we have become the scum of the earth, the refuse of the world.
14 Not [as] chiding do I write these things to you, but as my beloved children I admonish [you]. 14 I am not writing this to shame you, but to warn you, as my dear children.
15 For if ye should have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet not many fathers; for in Christ Jesus *I* have begotten you through the glad tidings. 15 Even though you have ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers, for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel.
16 I entreat you therefore, be my imitators. 16 Therefore I urge you to imitate me.
17 For this reason I have sent to you Timotheus, who is my beloved and faithful child in [the] Lord, who shall put you in mind of my ways [as] they [are] in Christ, according as I teach everywhere in every assembly. 17 For this reason I am sending to you Timothy, my son whom I love, who is faithful in the Lord. He will remind you of my way of life in Christ Jesus, which agrees with what I teach everywhere in every church.
18 But some have been puffed up, as if I were not coming to you; 18 Some of you have become arrogant, as if I were not coming to you.
19 but I will come quickly to you, if the Lord will; and I will know, not the word of those that are puffed up, but the power. 19 But I will come to you very soon, if the Lord is willing, and then I will find out not only how these arrogant people are talking, but what power they have.
20 For the kingdom of God [is] not in word, but in power. 20 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.
21 What will ye? that I come to you with a rod; or in love, and [in] a spirit of meekness? 21 What do you prefer? Shall I come to you with a whip, or in love and with a gentle spirit?