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

 
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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.
14 I do not write 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 have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father 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 I urge you, then, be imitators of me. 16 Therefore I urge you to imitate me.
17 Therefore I sent to you Timothy, my beloved and faithful child in the Lord, to remind you of my ways in Christ, 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 Some are arrogant, as though I were not coming to you. 18 Some of you have become arrogant, as if I were not coming to you.