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1 Corinthians 4:8–21

Now ye are full, unow ye are rich, ye have reigned as kings without us: and xI would to God ye did reign, that we also might reign with you. For yI think that God hath set forth ||us the apostles last, zas it were appointed to death: for awe are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men. 10 bWe are fools for Christ’s sake, but bbye are wise in Christ; cwe are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised. 11 Even unto this present hour we both dhunger, and dthirst, and deare naked, and fare buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace; 12 And glabour, working with our own hands: hbeing reviled, we bless; ibeing persecuted, we suffer it: 13 Being defamed, we intreat: we are made jas the filth of the world, and are kthe offscouring of all things unto this day. 14 I write not these things to lshame you, but mas my beloved sons I warn you. 15 For though ye have ten thousand ninstructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for oin Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel. 16 Wherefore I beseech you, pbe ye followers of me. 17 For this cause have I sent unto you qTimotheus, rwho is my beloved son, and sfaithful in the Lord, who shall tbring you into remembrance of my ways which be in Christ, uas I teach every where in every church. 18 Now xsome are ypuffed up, as though I would not come to you. 19 zBut I will come to you shortly, aif the Lord will, and will know, not the speech of them which are ypuffed up, but the power. 20 For the kingdom of God is not in word, but bin power. 21 What will ye? cshall I come unto you dwith a rod, or in love, and in ethe spirit of meekness?

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ch. 7:40.

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[Or, us the last apostles, as].

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a

Gr. theatre. Acts 19:29, 31.

b

So Acts 17:18. & 26:24. ch. 1:18. & 2:14. & 3:18. See 2 Kin. 9:11.

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c

2 Cor. 13:9. So ch. 2:3.

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j

Comp. Isai. 30:22. & 64:6.

k

Tobit 5:18 (Gk.). So Lam. 3:45.

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n

Gal. 3:24, 25 (Gk.).

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s

See ver. 2.

t

So ch. 11:2.

u

So ch. 7:17. See ch. 11:16.

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y

See ver. 6.

z

Acts 19:21. & 20:2. ch. 16:5, 6. 2 Cor. 1:15, 16, 23. So ch. 11:34.

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y

See ver. 6.

b

See ch. 2:4.

c

So 2 Cor. 1:23. & 2:1, 3. & 10:2. & 12:20. & 13:2, 10.

d

See Ps. 2:9.

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