1 Corinthians 4:1
Good News Translation
You should think of us as Christ's servants, who have been put in charge of God's secret truths.

Contemporary English Version
Think of us as servants of Christ who have been given the work of explaining God's mysterious ways.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let a man so account of us as of the ministers of Christ and the dispensers of the mysteries of God.

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Let a man so account of us as of the ministers of Christ and the dispensers of the mysteries of God.

account.

1 Corinthians 4:13 We are blasphemed: and we entreat. We are made as the refuse of this world, the offscouring of all, even until now.

2 Corinthians 12:6 For though I should have a mind to glory, I shall not be foolish: for I will say the truth. But I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth in me, or any thing he heareth from me.

the ministers.

1 Corinthians 3:5 The ministers of him whom you have believed: and to every one as the Lord hath given.

1 Corinthians 9:16-18 For if I preach the gospel, it is no glory to me: for a necessity lieth upon me. For woe is unto me if I preach not the gospel. . . .

Matthew 24:45 Who, thinkest thou, is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath appointed over his family, to give them meat in season?

2 Corinthians 4:5 For we preach not ourselves, but Jesus Christ our Lord: and ourselves your servants through Jesus.

2 Corinthians 6:4 But in all things let us exhibit ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in tribulation, in necessities, in distresses,

2 Corinthians 11:23 They are the ministers of Christ (I speak as one less wise): I am more; in many more labours, in prisons more frequently, in stripes above measure, in deaths often.

Colossians 1:25 Whereof I am made a minister according to the dispensation of God, which is given me towards you, that I may fulfil the word of God:

1 Timothy 3:6 Not a neophyte: lest, being puffed up with pride, he fall into the judgment of the devil.

and stewards.

Luke 12:42 And the Lord said: Who thinkest thou is the faithful and wise steward, whom his lord setteth over his family, to give them their measure of wheat in due season?

Luke 16:1-3 And he said also to his disciples: There was a certain rich man who had a steward: and the same was accused unto him, that he had wasted his goods. . . .

Titus 1:7 For a bishop must be without crime, as the steward of God: not proud, not subject to anger, nor given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre:

1 Peter 4:10 As every man hath received grace, ministering the same one to another: as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

mysteries.

1 Corinthians 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, a wisdom which is hidden, which God ordained before the world, unto our glory:

Matthew 13:11 Who answered and said to them: Because to you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven: but to them it is not given.

Mark 4:11 And he said to them: To you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but to them that are without, all things are done in parables:

Luke 8:10 To whom he said: To you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but to the rest in parables, that seeing they may not see and hearing may not understand.

Romans 16:25 Now to him that is able to establish you, according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which was kept secret from eternity;

Ephesians 1:9 That he might make known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure, which he hath purposed in him,

Ephesians 3:3-9 How that, according to revelation, the mystery has been made known to me, as I have written above in a few words: . . .

Ephesians 6:19 And for me, that speech may be given me, that I may open my mouth with confidence, to make known the mystery of the gospel,

Colossians 1:26,27 The mystery which hath been hidden from ages and generations, but now is manifested to his saints, . . .

Colossians 2:2 That their hearts may be comforted, being instructed in charity and unto all riches of fulness of understanding, unto the knowledge of the mystery of God the Father and of Christ Jesus:

Colossians 4:3 Praying withal for us also, that God may open unto us a door of speech to speak the mystery of Christ (for which also I am bound):

1 Timothy 3:9,16 Holding the mystery of faith in a pure conscience. . . .

Context
Servants of Christ
1Let a man so account of us as of the ministers of Christ and the dispensers of the mysteries of God. 2Here now it is required among the dispensers that a man be found faithful.…
Cross References
Luke 1:2
According as they have delivered them unto us, who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word:

Romans 11:25
For I would not have you ignorant, brethren, of this mystery (lest you should be wise in your own conceits) that blindness in part has happened in Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles should come in.

Romans 16:25
Now to him that is able to establish you, according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which was kept secret from eternity;

1 Corinthians 4:2
Here now it is required among the dispensers that a man be found faithful.

1 Corinthians 9:17
For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation is committed to me.

Titus 1:7
For a bishop must be without crime, as the steward of God: not proud, not subject to anger, nor given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre:

1 Peter 4:10
As every man hath received grace, ministering the same one to another: as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

Additional Translations
So then, men ought to regard us as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.

So let a man regard us as servants of Christ and stewards of God's mysteries.

Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.

Let a man so account of us, as of ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.

Let a man so account of us as servants of Christ, and stewards of [the] mysteries of God.

Let a man so account of us, as of ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.

Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.

As for us Apostles, let any one take this view of us--we are Christ's officers, and stewards of God's secret truths.

So let a man think of us as Christ's servants, and stewards of God's mysteries.

Let a man so reckon us as officers of Christ, and stewards of the secrets of God,
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