1 Corinthians: Chapter 04

The First Epistle to the Corinthians. The 4th Chapter
Ver.
Wycliffe (1382/95)
Tyndale (1526)
Geneva (1560)
King James (1611)
4:1 So a man guess us, as ministers of Christ, and dispensers of the mysteries of God. Let men this wise esteem us, even as the ministers of Christ, and disposers of the secrets of god. Let a man so think of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and disposers of the secrets of God. Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.
4:2 Now it is sought here among the dispensers, that a man be found true. furthermore it is required of the disposers that they be found faithful. And as for the rest, it is required of the disposers, that every man be found faithful. Moreover, it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
4:3 And to me it is for the least thing, that I be deemed of you, or of man’s day; but neither I deem myself. With me is it but a very small thing, that I should be judged of you, other of man’s day. No I judge not mine own self. As touching me, I pass very little, to be judged of you, or of man’s judgement: no, I judge not mine own self. But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man’s judgement: yea, I judge not mine own self.
4:4 Soothly I am nothing guilty to myself, but not in this thing am I justified; for he that deemeth me, is the Lord. I know nought by myself: yet am I not thereby justified. it is the lord that judgeth me. For I know nothing by myself, yet am I not thereby justified: but he that judgeth me, is the Lord. For I know nothing by myself, yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord.
4:5 Therefore do not ye deem before the time, till that the Lord come, which shall alighten the hid things of darknesses, and shall shew the counsels of hearts; and then praising shall be to each man of God. Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the lord come, which will lighten things that are hid in darkness: and open the counsels of the hearts. and then shall every man have praise of God. Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who will lighten things that are hid in darkness, and make the counsels of the hearts manifest: and then shall every man have praise of God. Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
4:6 Soothly, brethren, this thing I have transfigured into me and into Apollos for you; that in us ye learn, lest over that that is written, one against another be in-blown with pride for another man. These things brethren I have described in mine own person, and Apollos: for your sakes, that ye might learn by us that no man count of himself beyond that which is above written: that one swell not against another for any man’s cause. Now these things, brethren, I have figuratively applied unto mine own self & Apollos, for your sakes, that ye might learn by us, that no man presume above that which is written, that one swell not against another for any man’s cause. And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself, and to Apollo, for your sakes: that ye might learn in us not to think of men, above that which is written, that none of you be puffed up for one against another.
4:7 Who deemeth thee? And what hast thou, that thou hast not received? And if thou hast received, what gloriest thou, as thou hadst not received? For who preferreth thee? What hast thou, that thou hast not received? if thou have received it: why rejoicest thou as though thou hadst not received it? For who separateth thee? and what hast thou, that thou hast not received? if thou hast received it, why rejoicest thou, as though thou hadst not received it? For who maketh thee to differ from another? And what hast thou that thou didst not receive? Now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory as if thou hadst not received it?
4:8 Now ye be full-filled, now ye be made rich; ye reign without us; and I would that ye reign, that also we reign with you. Now ye are full: now ye are made rich. ye reign as kings without us: and I would to god ye did reign, that we might reign with you. Now ye are full: now ye are made rich: ye reign as Kings without us, and would to God ye did reign, that we also might reign with you. Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye have reigned as kings without us, and I would to God ye did reign, that we also might reign with you.
4:9 Soothly I ween, that God shewed us the last apostles, as made ready to death; for we be made a spectacle to the world, and to angels, and to men. Me thinketh that god hath shewed us which are apostles, for the hindmost of all, as it were men appointed to death, for we are a gazingstock unto the world, and to the angels, and to men, For I think that God hath set forth us the last Apostles, as men appointed to death: for we are made a gazingstock unto the world, and to the Angels, and to men. For I think that God hath set forth us the Apostles last, as it were approved to death. For we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to Angels, and to men.
4:10 We fools for Christ, but ye prudent in Christ; we sick, but ye strong; ye noble, but we unnoble. we are fools for Christ’s sake, and ye are wise through Christ: we are weak, and ye are strong. ye are honorable and we are despised. We are fools for Christ’s sake, and ye are wise in Christ: we are weak, and ye strong: ye are honorable, and we are despised. We are fools for Christ’s sake, but ye are wise in Christ. We are weak, but ye are strong: ye are honourable, but we are despised.
4:11 Till into this hour we hunger, and thirst, and be naked, and be smitten with buffets, and we be unstable, moving from place to place, Even unto this day we hunger and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted with fists, and have no certain dwelling place, Unto this hour we both hunger, & thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwelling place, Even unto this present hour we both hunger and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwelling place,
4:12 and we travail working with our hands; we be cursed, and we bless; we suffer persecution, and we sustain; and labour working with our own hands. We are reviled, and yet we bless. we are persecuted, and suffer it. And labour, working with our own hands: we are reviled, & yet we bless: we are persecuted, and suffer it. And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless: being persecuted, we suffer it:
4:13 we be blasphemed, and we beseech; as cleansings of this world we be made the parings of all things till yet. We are evil spoken of, and we pray. we are made as it were the filthiness of the world, the offscouring of all things, even unto this time. We are evil spoken of, and we pray: we are made as the filth of the world, the offscouring of all things, unto this time. Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the off-scouring of all things unto this day.
4:14 I write not these things, that I confound you, but I warn you as my most dear-worthy sons. I write not these things to shame you: but as my beloved sons I warn you. I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved children I admonish you I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.
4:15 For why if ye have ten thousand of under-masters in Christ, but not many fathers; for why in Christ Jesus I have gendered you by the gospel. For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ: yet have ye not many fathers. In Christ Jesus, I have begotten you through the gospel. For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the Gospel. For though you have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: For in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the Gospel.
4:16 Therefore I pray you, be ye followers of me, as I of Christ. Wherefore I desire you to counterfeit me. Wherefore, I pray you, be ye followers of me. Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.
4:17 Therefore I sent to you Timothy, which is my most dear-worthy son, and faithful in the Lord, which shall admonish you my ways, that be in Christ Jesus; as I teach every where in each church. For this cause have I sent unto you Timotheus, which is my dear son, and faithful in the lord, which shall put you in remembrance of my ways which I have in Christ, even as I teach every where in all congregations. For this cause have I sent unto you Timotheus, which is my beloved son, and faithful in the Lord, which shall put you in remembrance of my ways in Christ as I teach every where in every Church. For this cause have I sent unto you Timotheus, who is my beloved son, and faithful in the Lord, who shall bring you into remembrance of my ways which be in Christ, as I teach every where in every Church.
4:18 As though I should not come to you, so some be in-blown with pride; Some swell as though I would come no more at you: Some are puffed up as though I would not come to you. Now some are puffed up as though I would not come to you.
4:19 but I shall come to you soon, if God will; and I shall know not the word of them that be in-blown with pride, but the virtue. but I will come to you shortly, if god will, and will know, not the words of them which swell, but the power. But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will, and will know, not the speech of them which are puffed up, but the power. But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will, and will know, not the speech of them which are puffed up, but the power.
4:20 For the realm of God is not in word, but in virtue. For the kingdom of God is not in words, but in power. For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power. For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.
4:21 What will ye? Shall I come to you in a rod, or in charity, and in a spirit of mildness? What will ye? Shall I come unto you with a rod, or else in love, and in the spirit of meekness? What will ye? shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness? What will ye? Shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?
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