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1 Corinthians 4 (WEBP)

[1] So let a man think of us as Christ’s servants and stewards of God’s mysteries.
[2] Here, moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful.
[3] But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you, or by a human court. Yes, I don’t even judge my own self.
[4] For I know nothing against myself. Yet I am not justified by this, but he who judges me is the Lord.
[5] Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels of the hearts. Then each man will get his praise from God.
[6] Now these things, brothers, I have in a figure transferred to myself and Apollos for your sakes, that in us you might learn not to think beyond the things which are written, that none of you be puffed up against one another.
[7] For who makes you different? And what do you have that you didn’t receive? But if you did receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it?
[8] You are already filled. You have already become rich. You have come to reign without us. Yes, and I wish that you did reign, that we also might reign with you!
[9] For I think that God has displayed us, the apostles, last of all, like men sentenced to death. For we are made a spectacle to the world, both to angels and men.
[10] We are fools for Christ’s sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You have honor, but we have dishonor.
[11] Even to this present hour we hunger, thirst, are naked, are beaten, and have no certain dwelling place.
[12] We toil, working with our own hands. When people curse us, we bless. Being persecuted, we endure.
[13] Being defamed, we entreat. We are made as the filth of the world, the dirt wiped off by all, even until now.
[14] I don’t write these things to shame you, but to admonish you as my beloved children.
[15] For though you have ten thousand tutors in Christ, you don’t have many fathers. For in Christ Jesus, I became your father through the Good News.
[16] I beg you therefore, be imitators of me.
[17] Because of this I have sent Timothy to you, who is my beloved and faithful child in the Lord, who will remind you of my ways which are in Christ, even as I teach everywhere in every assembly.
[18] Now some are puffed up, as though I were not coming to you.
[19] But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord is willing. And I will know, not the word of those who are puffed up, but the power.
[20] For God’s Kingdom is not in word, but in power.
[21] What do you want? Shall I come to you with a rod, or in love and a spirit of gentleness?

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of eBible.org, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

1 Corinthians 4 (KJVS)

[1] Let a man so account () of us , as of the ministers of Christ , and stewards of the mysteries of God .
[2] Moreover it is required () in stewards , that a man be found () faithful .
[3] But with me it is () a very small thing that I should be judged () of you , or of man’s judgment : yea , I judge () not mine own self .
[4] For I know () nothing by myself ; yet am I not hereby justified (): but he that judgeth () me is () the Lord .
[5] 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 .
[6] And these things , brethren , I have in a figure transferred () to myself and [to] Apollos for your sakes ; that ye might learn () in us not to think () [of men] above that which is written (), that no one of you be puffed up () for one against another .
[7] 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]?
[8] 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 .
[9] For I think () that God hath set forth () us the apostles last , as it were appointed to death : for we are made () a spectacle unto the world , and to angels , and to men .
[10] 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 .
[11] Even unto this present hour we both hunger (), and thirst (), and are naked (), and are buffeted (), and have no certain dwellingplace ();
[12] And labour (), working () with our own hands : being reviled (), we bless (); being persecuted (), we suffer it ():
[13] Being defamed (), we intreat (): we are made () as the filth of the world , [and are] the offscouring of all things unto this day .
[14] I write () not these things to shame () you , but as my beloved sons I warn () [you].
[15] 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 .
[16] Wherefore I beseech () you , be ye () followers of me .
[17] 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 .
[18] Now some are puffed up (), as though I would not come () to you .
[19] 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 .
[20] For the kingdom of God [is] not in word , but in power .
[21] What will ye ()? shall I come () unto you with a rod , or in love , and [in] the spirit of meekness ?

Young’s Literal Translation

1 Corinthians 4 (YLT)

[1] Let a man so reckon us as officers of Christ, and stewards of the secrets of God,
[2] and as to the rest, it is required in the stewards that one may be found faithful,
[3] and to me it is for a very little thing that by you I may be judged, or by man’s day, but not even myself do I judge,
[4] for of nothing to myself have I been conscious, but not in this have I been declared right-and he who is discerning me is the Lord:
[5] so, then, nothing before the time judge ye, till the Lord may come, who will both bring to light the hidden things of the darkness, and will manifest the counsels of the hearts, and then the praise shall come to each from God.
[6] And these things, brethren, I did transfer to myself and to Apollos because of you, that in us ye may learn not to think above that which hath been written, that ye may not be puffed up one for one against the other,
[7] for who doth make thee to differ? and what hast thou, that thou didst not receive? and if thou didst also receive, why dost thou glory as not having received?
[8] Already ye are having been filled, already ye were rich, apart from us ye did reign, and I would also ye did reign, that we also with you may reign together,
[9] for I think that God did set forth us the apostles last-as appointed to death, because a spectacle we became to the world, and messengers, and men;
[10] we are fools because of Christ, and ye wise in Christ; we are ailing, and ye strong; ye glorious, and we dishonoured;
[11] unto the present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and wander about,
[12] and labour, working with our own hands; being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer;
[13] being spoken evil of, we entreat; as filth of the world we did become-of all things an offscouring-till now.
[14] Not as putting you to shame do I write these things, but as my beloved children I do admonish,
[15] for if a myriad of child-conductors ye may have in Christ, yet not many fathers; for in Christ Jesus, through the good news, I-I did beget you;
[16] I call upon you, therefore, become ye followers of me;
[17] because of this I sent to you Timotheus, who is my child, beloved and faithful in the Lord, who shall remind you of my ways in Christ, according as everywhere in every assembly I teach.
[18] And as if I were not coming unto you certain were puffed up;
[19] but I will come quickly unto you, if the Lord may will, and I will know not the word of those puffed up, but the power;
[20] for not in word is the reign of God, but in power?
[21] what do ye wish? with a rod shall I come unto you, or in love, with a spirit also of meekness?