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1 Corinthians 4 WYC/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 So a man guess us [So a man guess, or deem, us], as ministers of Christ, and dispensers 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 Now it is sought here among the dispensers, that a man be found true. 2 Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.
3 And to me it is for the least thing, that I be deemed of you, or of man's day; but neither I deem 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 nothing over-trusting to myself, but not in this thing I am justified [Soothly I am nothing guilty to myself, but not in this thing am I justified]; for he that deemeth me, is the Lord. 4 My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me.
5 Therefore do not ye deem before the time, till that the Lord come, which shall lighten [alighten] the hid things of darknesses, and shall show the counsels of hearts; and then praising shall be to each man of 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 And, brethren, I have transfigured these things into me and into Apollos, for you; that in us ye learn, lest over that it is written, one against another be blown with pride for another. [+Soothly, brethren, this thing I have transfigured into me and into Apollos for you; that in us ye learn, lest over that that is written, one against another be in-blown with pride for another man.] 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 Who deemeth thee? And what hast thou, that thou hast not received? And if thou hast received, what gloriest thou, as thou haddest not received? 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 Now ye be filled [Now ye be full-filled], now ye be made rich; ye reign without us; and I would that ye reign, that also we 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 And I guess, that God showed us the last apostles, as those that be sent to the death [Soothly I ween, that God showed us the last apostles, as made ready to death]; for we be made a spectacle to the world, and to angels, and to 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 fools for Christ, but ye prudent in Christ; we frail [we sick], but ye strong; ye noble, but we unnoble. 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 Till into this hour we hunger, and thirst, and be naked, and be smitten with buffets, and we be unstable [and we be unstable, moving from place to place], 11 To this very hour we go hungry and thirsty, we are in rags, we are brutally treated, we are homeless.
12 and we travail working with our hands; we be cursed, and we bless; we suffer persecution, and we abide long [and we sustain, or abide long]; 12 We work hard with our own hands. When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it;
13 we be blasphemed, and we beseech; as cleansings of this world we be made the out-casting [we be made the parings, or out-castings,] of all things till yet. 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 I write not these things, that I confound you, but I warn you as my most dear-worthy sons. 14 I am not writing this to shame you, but to warn you, as my dear children.
15 For why if ye have ten thousand of under-masters in Christ, but not many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I have engendered you by the gospel [for why in Christ Jesus I have gendered you by the gospel]. 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 Therefore, brethren, I pray you [Therefore I pray you], be ye followers of me, as I of Christ. 16 Therefore I urge you to imitate me.
17 Therefore I sent to you Timothy, which is my most dear-worthy son, and faithful in the Lord, which shall teach you my ways [which shall admonish you, or teach, my ways], that be in Christ Jesus; as I teach every where in each church. 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 As though I should not come to you, so some be blown with pride [so some be in-blown with pride]; 18 Some of you have become arrogant, as if I were not coming to you.
19 but I shall come to you soon, if God will; and I shall know not the word of them that be blown with pride [that be in-blown with pride], but the virtue. 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 realm of God is not in word, but in virtue. 20 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.
21 What will ye? Shall I come to you in a rod, or in charity, and in a spirit of mildness? 21 What do you prefer? Shall I come to you with a whip, or in love and with a gentle spirit?