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 [a]passing judgment before [b]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.

Now these things, brothers and sisters, I have figuratively applied to myself and Apollos on your account, so that in us you may learn not to exceed (G)what is written, so that no one of you will (H)become [c]arrogant (I)in behalf of one against the other. For who considers you as superior? (J)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?

You are (K)already filled, you have already become rich, you have become kings without us; and indeed, I wish that you had become kings so that we also might reign with you!

Read full chapter


  1. 1 Corinthians 4:5 Lit judging anything
  2. 1 Corinthians 4:5 I.e., the appointed time of judgment
  3. 1 Corinthians 4:6 Lit puffed up