1Corinthians 4

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(1co 4:1) Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.
(1co 4:2) Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
(1co 4:3) 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.
(1co 4:4) For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord.
(1co 4:5) 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.
(1co 4:6) 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.
(1co 4:7) 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}?
(1co 4:8) 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.
(1co 4:9) 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.
(1co 4:10) 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.
(1co 4:11) Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace;
(1co 4:12) And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:
(1co 4:13) Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, {and are} the offscouring of all things unto this day.
(1co 4:14) I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn {you}.
(1co 4:15) For though ye have ten thousand instructers in Christ, yet {have ye} not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.
(1co 4:16) Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.
(1co 4:17) 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.
(1co 4:18) Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come to you.
(1co 4:19) 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.
(1co 4:20) For the kingdom of God {is} not in word, but in power.
(1co 4:21) What will ye? shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love, and {in} the spirit of meekness?
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