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

 
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8 Already you have all you want! Already you have become rich! Quite apart from us you have become kings! Indeed, I wish that you had become kings, so that we might be kings 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, as though sentenced to death, because we have become a spectacle to the world, to angels and to mortals. 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 the sake of Christ, 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 are hungry and thirsty, we are poorly clothed and beaten 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 grow weary from the work of 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 speak kindly. We have become like the rubbish of the world, the dregs of all things, to this very day. 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 am not writing this to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children. 14 I am not writing this to shame you, but to warn you, as my dear children.
15 For though you might have ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers. Indeed, in Christ Jesus I became your father 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 I appeal to you, then, be imitators of me. 16 Therefore I urge you to imitate me.
17 For this reason I sent you Timothy, who is my beloved and faithful child in the Lord, to remind you of my ways in Christ Jesus, as I teach them 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 But some of you, thinking that I am not coming to you, have become arrogant. 18 Some of you have become arrogant, as if I were not coming to you.