1 Corinthians 4 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Let a man so reckon us as officers of Christ, and stewards of the secrets 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 and as to the rest, it is required in the stewards that one may be found faithful, 2 Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.
3 and to me it is for a very little thing that by you I may be judged, or by man's day, but not even myself do I judge, 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 of nothing to myself have I been conscious, but not in this have I been declared right -- and he who is discerning 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, then, nothing before the time judge ye, till the Lord may come, who will both bring to light the hidden things of the darkness, and will manifest the counsels of the hearts, and then the praise shall come to each 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 And these things, brethren, I did transfer to myself and to Apollos because of you, that in us ye may learn not to think above that which hath been written, that ye may not be puffed up one for one against the other, 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 doth make thee to differ? and what hast thou, that thou didst not receive? and if thou didst also receive, why dost thou glory as not having 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 Already ye are having been filled, already ye were rich, apart from us ye did reign, and I would also ye did reign, that we also with you may reign together, 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 did set forth us the apostles last -- as appointed to death, because a spectacle we became to the world, and messengers, 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 because of Christ, and ye wise in Christ; we [are] ailing, and ye strong; ye glorious, and we dishonoured; 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 unto the present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and wander about, 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; being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer; 12 We work hard with our own hands. When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it;
13 being spoken evil of, we entreat; as filth of the world we did become -- of all things an offscouring -- till 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] putting you to shame do I write these things, but as my beloved children I do admonish, 14 I am not writing this to shame you, but to warn you, as my dear children.
15 for if a myriad of child-conductors ye may have in Christ, yet not many fathers; for in Christ Jesus, through the good news, I -- I did beget 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 I call upon you, therefore, become ye followers of me; 16 Therefore I urge you to imitate me.
17 because of this I sent to you Timotheus, who is my child, beloved and faithful in the Lord, who shall remind you of my ways in Christ, according as everywhere in every assembly I teach. 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 And as if I were not coming unto you certain were puffed up; 18 Some of you have become arrogant, as if I were not coming to you.
19 but I will come quickly unto you, if the Lord may will, and I will know not the word of those 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 not in word is the reign of God, but in power? 20 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.
21 what do ye wish? with a rod shall I come unto you, or in love, with a spirit also of meekness? 21 What do you prefer? Shall I come to you with a whip, or in love and with a gentle spirit?