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1 Corinthians 4 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Servants of Christ

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:1 -

Let a man consider us in this manner, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:2 - In this case, moreover, it is required [fn]of stewards that one be found faithful.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:3 - But to me it is a very small thing that I may be examined by you, or by any human [fn]court. In fact, I do not even examine myself.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:4 - For I am conscious of nothing against myself, yet I am not by this acquitted. But the one who examines me is the Lord.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:5 - Therefore do not go on [fn]passing judgment before [fn]the time, but wait until the Lord comes who will both bring to light the things hidden in the darkness and make manifest the motives of hearts. And then each one’s praise will come to him from God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:6 -

Now these things, brothers, I have applied to myself and Apollos for your sakes, so that in us you may learn not to go beyond what is written, so that no one of you will become puffed up on behalf of one against the other.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:7 - For who regards you as superior? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it?
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You are already filled, you have already become rich, you have ruled without us—and how I wish that you had ruled indeed so that we also might rule with you.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:9 - For, I think that God has exhibited us apostles last of all, as men condemned to death, because we have become a spectacle to the world, and to angels, and to men.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:10 - We are fools for the sake of Christ, but you are prudent in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You are glorious, but we are without honor!
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:11 - To this present hour we hunger and thirst, and are poorly clothed, and roughly treated, and homeless;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:12 - and we labor, working with our own hands; when we are reviled, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:13 - when we are slandered, we try to plead; we have become as the scum of the world, the grime of all things, even until now.
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I do not write these things to shame you, but to admonish you as my beloved children.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:15 - For if you were to have countless tutors in Christ, yet you would not have many fathers, for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:16 - Therefore I exhort you, be imitators of me.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:17 - For this reason I have sent to you Timothy, who is my beloved and faithful child in the Lord, and who will remind you of my ways which are in Christ, just as I teach everywhere in every church.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:18 - Now some have become puffed up, as though I were not coming to you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:19 - But I will come to you soon, if the Lord wills, and I shall know, not the [fn]words of those who are puffed up but their power.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:20 - For the kingdom of God does not consist in [fn]words but in power.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:21 - What do you desire? Shall I come to you with a rod, or with love and a spirit of gentleness?
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