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1 Corinthians 4 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Stewards of the Mysteries of God
Caretakers of the Mysteries of God

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:1 - Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:2 - Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:3 - But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by a human court.[fn] In fact, I do not even judge myself.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:4 - For I know of nothing against myself, yet I am not justified by this; but He who judges me is the Lord.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:5 - 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 one’s praise will come from God.
Fools for Christ’s Sake

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:6 - Now these things, brethren, I have figuratively transferred to myself and Apollos for your sakes, that you may learn in us not to think beyond what is written, that none of you may be puffed up on behalf of one against the other.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:7 - For who makes you differ from another? And what do you have that you did not receive? Now if you did indeed receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it?

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:8 - You are already full! You are already rich! You have reigned as kings without us—and indeed I could wish you did reign, that we also might reign with you!

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:9 - For I think that God has displayed us, the apostles, last, as men condemned to death; for we have been made a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:10 - We are fools for Christ’s sake, but you are wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You are distinguished, but we are dishonored!

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:11 - To the present hour we both hunger and thirst, and we are poorly clothed, and beaten, and homeless.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:12 - And we labor, working with our own hands. Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure;

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:13 - being defamed, we entreat. We have been made as the filth of the world, the offscouring of all things until now.
Paul’s Paternal Care

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:14 - I do not write these things to shame you, but as my beloved children I warn you.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:15 - For though you might have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:16 - Therefore I urge you, imitate me.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:17 - For this reason I have sent Timothy to you, who is my beloved and faithful son in the Lord, who will remind you of my ways in Christ, as I teach everywhere in every church.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:18 - Now some are puffed up, as though I were not coming to you.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:19 - But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord wills, and I will know, not the word of those who are puffed up, but the power.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:20 - For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:21 - What do you want? Shall I come to you with a rod, or in love and a spirit of gentleness?
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