1 Corinthians 4:18
New International Version
Some of you have become arrogant, as if I were not coming to you.

New Living Translation
Some of you have become arrogant, thinking I will not visit you again.

English Standard Version
Some are arrogant, as though I were not coming to you.

Berean Study Bible
Some of you have become arrogant, as if I were not coming to you.

Berean Literal Bible
Now some have become puffed up, as if I were not coming to you.

King James Bible
Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come to you.

New King James Version
Now some are puffed up, as though I were not coming to you.

New American Standard Bible
Now some have become arrogant, as though I were not coming to you.

NASB 1995
Now some have become arrogant, as though I were not coming to you.

NASB 1977
Now some have become arrogant, as though I were not coming to you.

Amplified Bible
Now some of you have become arrogant and pretentious, as though I were not coming to see you.

Christian Standard Bible
Now some are arrogant, as though I were not coming to you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now some are inflated with pride, as though I were not coming to you.

American Standard Version
Now some are puffed up, as though I were not coming to you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But some of you are boisterous as if I am not coming to you,

Contemporary English Version
Some of you think I am not coming for a visit, and so you are bragging.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As if I would not come to you, so some are puffed up.

English Revised Version
Now some are puffed up, as though I were not coming to you.

Good News Translation
Some of you have become proud because you have thought that I would not be coming to visit you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Some of you have become arrogant because you think I won't pay you a visit.

International Standard Version
Some of you have become arrogant, as though I were not coming to evaluate you.

Literal Standard Version
And some were puffed up as if I were not coming to you;

NET Bible
Some have become arrogant, as if I were not coming to you.

New Heart English Bible
Now some are puffed up, as though I were not coming to you.

Weymouth New Testament
But some of you have been puffed up through getting the idea that I am not coming to Corinth.

World English Bible
Now some are puffed up, as though I were not coming to you.

Young's Literal Translation
And as if I were not coming unto you certain were puffed up;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Paul Warns his Children
17That is why I have sent you Timothy, my beloved and faithful child in the Lord. He will remind you of my way of life in Christ Jesus, which is exactly what I teach everywhere in every church. 18Some of you have become arrogant, as if I were not coming to you. 19But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord is willing, and then I will find out not only what these arrogant people are saying, but what power they have.…

Cross References
1 Corinthians 4:6
Brothers, I have applied these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, so that you may learn from us not to go beyond what is written. Then you will not take pride in one man over another.

1 Corinthians 4:21
Which do you prefer? Shall I come to you with a rod, or in love and with a gentle spirit?

2 Corinthians 10:2
I beg you that when I come I may not need to be as bold as I expect toward those who presume that we live according to the flesh.

2 Corinthians 12:20
For I am afraid that when I come, I may not find you as I wish, and you may not find me as you wish. I fear that there may be quarreling, jealousy, rage, rivalry, slander, gossip, arrogance, and disorder.


Treasury of Scripture

Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come to you.









(18) Now some are puffed up.--Some of those in Corinth who were puffed up were in the habit of saying that the Apostle would not come and visit the Corinthian Church. The moment they heard the announcement that he was sending Timothy, they would naturally say, That is a proof of the truth of our assertion. He is afraid to come himself, so he sends Timothy in his stead. "But," says St. Paul, "I will come to you shortly, God willing"--his intention was to remain at Ephesus until after Pentecost (see 1Corinthians 16:8)--"and then I shall take cognisance of spiritual power, and not of empty and boastful words; for that kingdom which Christ founded, and which we, his ambassadors, are establishing, does not consist in mere words, but in spiritual might."

Verse 18. - Are puffed up; rather, were puffed up; at the time that they made these disparaging comparisons of me with others. As though I would not come to you; rather, as though I were not coming to you. St. Paul was on the eve of starting for Macedonia on his way to visit them (1 Corinthians 16:5), but, owing to the grievous state of the Church, he subsequently changed his purpose (2 Corinthians 1:15, 23). When he left them he had promised to return, "if God wilt" (Acts 18:21). His many enemies and critics were likely to say, "He is afraid to come himself, and so he sends Timothy." They flattered themselves that he was alarmed by their culture and intellectualism.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Some [of you]
τινες (tines)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

have become arrogant,
ἐφυσιώθησάν (ephysiōthēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 5448: From phusis in the primary sense of blowing; to inflate, i.e. make proud.

as if
Ὡς (Hōs)
Adverb
Strong's 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

I
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

were not coming
ἐρχομένου (erchomenou)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2064: To come, go.

to
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

you.
ὑμᾶς (hymas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.


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