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1 Corinthians 4 RHE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Let a man so account of us as of the ministers of Christ and the 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 Here now it is required among the dispensers that a man be found faithful. 2 Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.
3 But to me it is a very small thing to be judged by you or by man’s day. But neither do I judge my own self. 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 not conscious to myself of anything. Yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth 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, judge not before the time: until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts. And then shall every man have 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 But these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollo, for your sakes: that in us you may learn that one be not puffed up against the other for another, above that which is written. 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 distinguisheth thee? Or what hast thou that thou hast not received, and if thou hast received, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it? 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 You are now full: you are now become rich: you reign without us; and I would to God you did reign, 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 hath set forth us apostles, the last, as it were men appointed to death. We are 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 are fools for Christs sake, but you are wise in Christ: we are weak, but you are strong: you are honourable, but we without honour. 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 Even unto this hour we both hunger and thirst and are naked and are buffeted and have no fixed abode. 11 To this very hour we go hungry and thirsty, we are in rags, we are brutally treated, we are homeless.
12 And we labour, working with our own hands. We are reviled: and we bless. We are persecuted: and 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 We are blasphemed: and we entreat. We are made as the refuse of this world, the offscouring of all, even 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 I write not these things to confound you: but I admonish you as my dearest children. 14 I am not writing this to shame you, but to warn you, as my dear children.
15 For if you have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet not many fathers. For in Christ Jesus, by the gospel, I have begotten you. 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 Wherefore, I beseech you, be ye followers of me as I also am of Christ. 16 Therefore I urge you to imitate me.
17 For this cause have I sent to you Timothy, who is my dearest son and faithful in the Lord. Who will put you in mind of my ways, which are in Christ Jesus: as I teach every where in every 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 if I would not come to you, so some are puffed up. 18 Some of you have become arrogant, as if I were not coming to you.
19 But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will: and will know, not the speech of them 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 speech, but in power. 20 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.
21 What will you? Shall I come to you with a rod? Or in charity and in the spirit of meekness? 21 What do you prefer? Shall I come to you with a whip, or in love and with a gentle spirit?