I Corinthians 4

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I Corinthians 4

1. So then, let every man regard us as ministers of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.

2. Beyond that, it is required of stewards that one be found faithful.

3. But to me it is an insignificant matter that I am judged by you, or by man’s standard; and neither do I judge myself.

4. Now I am not conscious of anything against myself, yet I am not justified by this; for the One Who is judging me is the Lord.

5. Therefore, do not judge anything before the time; wait until the Lord comes, Who will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the motives of all hearts; and then shall each one receive praise from God.

6. Now these things, brethren, I have applied to Apollos and myself for your sakes; that in us you may learn not to think of men beyond what is written, so that no one among you is puffed up on behalf of one of us against the other.

7. For what makes you superior to others? And what do you have that you did not receive? But if you also received it, why are you boasting as if you did not receive it?

8. Now you are satiated. Now you have been enriched. You have reigned without us. And I would that you did reign, so that we also might reign with you.

9. For I suppose that God has made us apostles last, as it were appointed to death; for we have become a spectacle to the world, both to angels and 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 glorious, but we are without honor.

11. To the present hour we both hunger and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and wander without a home;

12. And we labor, working with our own hands. When railed at, we bless; when persecuted, we bear it;

13. When reviled, we entreat; for unto this day we are as the refuse and the offscouring of the world.

14. I do not write these things to make you ashamed, but as my beloved children I warn you.

15. For you might have ten thousand tutors in Christ, but you do not have many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I did beget you through the gospel.

16. Therefore, I am exhorting you to be imitators of me.

17. For this cause I sent to you Timothy, who is my beloved son, and faithful in the Lord, who will remind you of my ways that are in Christ, exactly as I teach everywhere in every church.

18. Now some of you are puffed up, as though I were not coming to you;

19. But I shall come to you shortly, if the Lord wills; and I will know not merely the words of those who are puffed up, but the power.

20. For the kingdom of God is not in words, but in power.

21. What do you desire? Shall I come to you with a rod, or in love and a spirit of meekness?

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So then,G3779
ADV
let every manG444
N-NSM
regardG3049
V-PNM-3S
usG2248
P-1AP
asG5613
CONJ
ministersG5257
N-APM
of ChristG5547
N-GSM-T
andG2532
CONJ
stewardsG3623
N-APM
of the mysteriesG3466
N-GPN
of God.G2316
N-GSM

NowG1063
CONJ
I am notG3762
A-ASN
consciousG4894
V-RAI-1S
of anything against myself,G1683
F-1DSM
yetG235
CONJ
I am notG3756
PRT-N
justifiedG1344
V-RPI-1S
byG1722
PREP
this;G5129
D-DSN
forG1161
CONJ
the One WhoG3588
T-NSM
is judgingG350
V-PAP-NSM
meG3165
P-1AS
isG2076
V-PXI-3S
the Lord.G2962
N-NSM

NowG1161
CONJ
these things,G5023
D-APN
brethren,G80
N-VPM
I have appliedG3345
V-AAI-1S
toG1519
PREP
ApollosG625
N-ASM-P
andG2532
CONJ
myselfG1683
F-1ASM
forG1223
PREP
your sakes;G5209
P-2AP
thatG2443
CONJ
inG1722
PREP
usG2254
P-1DP
you may learnG3129
V-2AAS-2P
G3588
T-ASN
notG3361
PRT-N
to thinkG5426
V-PAN
of men beyondG5228
PREP
whatG3739
R-APN
is written,G1125
V-RPI-3S
so thatG2443
CONJ
noG3361
PRT-N
oneG1520
A-NSM
among you is puffed upG5448
V-PPI-2P
on behalf ofG5228
PREP
G3588
T-GSM
oneG1520
A-GSM
of us againstG2596
PREP
theG3588
T-GSM
other.G2087
A-GSM

ForG1063
CONJ
whatG5101
I-NSM
makes youG4571
P-2AS
superiorG1252
V-PAI-3S
to others? AndG1161
CONJ
whatG5101
I-ASN
do you haveG2192
V-PAI-2S
thatG3739
R-ASN
you did notG3756
PRT-N
receive?G2983
V-2AAI-2S
ButG1161
CONJ
ifG1487
CONJ
you alsoG2532
CONJ
received it,G2983
V-2AAI-2S
whyG5101
I-ASN
are you boastingG2744
V-PNI-2S
asG5613
CONJ
if you did notG3361
PRT-N
receive it?G2983
V-2AAP-NSM

NowG2235
ADV
you areG2075
V-PXI-2P
satiated.G2880
V-RPP-NPM
NowG2235
ADV
you have been enriched.G4147
V-AAI-2P
You have reignedG936
V-AAI-2P
withoutG5565
PREP
us.G2257
P-1GP
AndG2532
CONJ
I wouldG3785
PRT
G1065
PRT
that you did reign,G936
V-AAI-2P
so thatG2443
CONJ
weG2249
P-1NP
alsoG2532
CONJ
might reign withG4821
V-AAS-1P
you.G5213
P-2DP

AndG2532
CONJ
we labor,G2872
V-PAI-1P
workingG2038
V-PNP-NPM
with ourG3588
T-DPF
ownG2398
A-DPF
hands.G5495
N-DPF
When railed at,G3058
V-PPP-NPM
we bless;G2127
V-PAI-1P
when persecuted,G1377
V-PPP-NPM
we bear it;G430
V-PNI-1P

When reviled,G987
V-PPP-NPM
we entreat;G3870
V-PAI-1P
for untoG2193
PREP
this dayG737
ADV
we areG1096
V-2AOI-1P
asG5613
CONJ
the refuseG4067
N-NSN
and the offscouringG4027
N-NPN
G3956
A-GPN
of theG3588
T-GSM
world.G2889
N-GSM

Therefore,G3767
CONJ
I am exhortingG3870
V-PAI-1S
youG5209
P-2AP
to beG1096
V-PNM-2P
imitatorsG3402
N-NPM
of me.G3450
P-1GS

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