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1 Corinthians 4:8-18 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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8 Already you are full! Already you are rich! You have begun to reign as kings without us-and I wish you did reign, so that we also could 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 God has displayed us, the apostles, in last place, like men condemned to die: we have become 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 Christ, but you are wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You are distinguished, but we are dishonored! 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 Up to the present hour we are both hungry and thirsty; we are poorly clothed, roughly treated, homeless; 11 To this very hour we go hungry and thirsty, we are in rags, we are brutally treated, we are homeless.
12 we labor, working with our own hands. When we are reviled, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it; 12 We work hard with our own hands. When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it;
13 when we are slandered, we entreat. We are, even now, like the world's garbage, like the filth 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.
14 I'm not writing this to shame you, but to warn you as my dear children. 14 I am not writing this to shame you, but to warn you, as my dear children.
15 For you can have 10,000 instructors in Christ, but you can't have many fathers. Now I have fathered you in Christ Jesus through 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 I urge you, be imitators of me. 16 Therefore I urge you to imitate me.
17 This is why I have sent to you Timothy, who is my beloved and faithful child in the Lord. He will remind you about my ways in Christ Jesus, just as I teach everywhere 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 Now some are inflated with pride, as though I were not coming to you. 18 Some of you have become arrogant, as if I were not coming to you.