But to me it is an insignificant matter that I would be examined by you, or by any human [a]court; in fact, I do not even examine myself. For I (A)am not aware of anything against myself; however I am not (B)vindicated by this, but the one who examines me is the Lord. Therefore (C)do not go on [b]passing judgment before [c]the time, but wait (D)until the Lord comes, who will both (E)bring to light the things hidden in the darkness and disclose the motives of human hearts; and then (F)praise will come to each person from God.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 4:3 Lit day
  2. 1 Corinthians 4:5 Lit judging anything
  3. 1 Corinthians 4:5 I.e., the appointed time of judgment