Parallel Bible results for 1 Corinthians 4:16-21

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1 Corinthians 4:16-21

NAS 16 Therefore I exhort you, be imitators of me. NIV 16 Therefore I urge you to imitate me. NAS 17 For this reason I have sent to you Timothy, who is my beloved and faithful child in the Lord , and he will remind you of my ways which are in Christ, just as I teach everywhere in every church. NIV 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. NAS 18 Now some have become arrogant, as though I were not coming to you. NIV 18 Some of you have become arrogant, as if I were not coming to you. NAS 19 But I will come to you soon, if the Lord wills, and I shall find out, not the words of those who are arrogant but their power. NIV 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. NAS 20 For the kingdom of God does not consist in words but in power. NIV 20 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power. NAS 21 What do you desire? Shall I come to you with a rod, or with love and a spirit of gentleness? NIV 21 What do you prefer? Shall I come to you with a whip, or in love and with a gentle spirit?