Bible, King James Version
 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of
Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.
 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be
 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
 For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby
justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord.
 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.
 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
 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?
 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.
 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.
 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
 Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and
thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain
 And labour, working with our own hands: being
reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:
 Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth
of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this
 I write not these things to shame you, but as my
beloved sons I warn you.
 For though ye have ten thousand instructors in
Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have
begotten you through the gospel.
 Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.
 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.
 Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come to
 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
 For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in
 What will ye? shall I come unto you with a rod, or in
love, and in the spirit of meekness?