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1 Corinthians 4:6-13 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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6 I have applied all this to myself and Apol'los for your benefit, brethren, that you may learn by us not to go beyond what is written, that none of you may be puffed up in favor of 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 sees anything different in you? What have you that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if it were not a gift? 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 you are filled! Already you have become rich! Without us you have become kings! And would that you did reign, so that we might share the rule 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 exhibited us apostles as last of all, like men sentenced to death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, 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 Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You are held in honor, but we in disrepute. 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 hunger and thirst, we are ill-clad and buffeted and homeless, 11 To this very hour we go hungry and thirsty, we are in rags, we are brutally treated, we are homeless.
12 and we labor, working with our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure; 12 We work hard with our own hands. When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it;
13 when slandered, we try to conciliate; we have become, and are now, as the refuse of the world, the offscouring of all things. 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.