1 Corinthians 4:10
Good News Translation
For Christ's sake we are fools; but you are wise in union with Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! We are despised, but you are honored!

Contemporary English Version
Because of Christ we are thought of as fools, but Christ has made you wise. We are weak and hated, but you are powerful and respected.

Douay-Rheims Bible
We are fools for Christs sake, but you are wise in Christ: we are weak, but you are strong: you are honourable, but we without honour.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

We are fools for Christs sake, but you are wise in Christ: we are weak, but you are strong: you are honourable, but we without honour.

are fools.

1 Corinthians 1:1 Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Sosthenes a brother,

*etc:

1 Corinthians 1:18-20,26-28 For the word of the cross, to them indeed that perish, is foolishness: but to them that are saved, that is, to us, it is the power of God. . . .

1 Corinthians 2:3,14 And I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling. . . .

1 Corinthians 3:18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seem to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.

2 Kings 9:11 Then Jehu went forth to the servants of his Lord: and they said to him: Are all things well? why came this madman to thee? And he said to them: You know the man, and what he said.

Hosea 9:7 The days of visitation are come, the days of repaying are come: know ye, O Israel, that the prophet was foolish, the spiritual man was mad, for the multitude of thy iniquity, and the multitude of thy madness.

Acts 17:18,32 And certain philosophers of the Epicureans and of the Stoics disputed with him. And some said: What is it that this word sower would say? But others: He seemeth to be a setter forth of new gods. Because he preached to them Jesus and the resurrection. . . .

Acts 26:24 As he spoke these things and made his answer, Festus said with a loud voice: Paul, thou art beside thyself: much learning doth make thee mad.

for.

Matthew 5:11 Blessed are ye when they shall revile you, and persecute you, and speak all that is evil against you, untruly, for my sake:

Matthew 10:22-25 And you shall be hated by all men for my name's sake: but he that shall persevere unto the end, he shall be saved. . . .

Matthew 24:9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted and shall put you to death: and you shall be hated by all nations for my name's sake.

Luke 6:22 Blessed shall you be when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you and shall reproach you and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.

Acts 9:16 For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake.

1 Peter 4:14 If you be reproached for the name of Christ, you shall be blessed: for that which is of the honour, glory and power of God, and that which is his Spirit resteth upon you.

are wise.

1 Corinthians 4:8 You are now full: you are now become rich: you reign without us; and I would to God you did reign, that we also might reign with you.

1 Corinthians 10:14,15 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, fly from the service of idols. . . .

Jeremiah 8:8,9 How do you say: We are wise, and the law of the Lord is with us? Indeed the lying pens of the scribes hath wrought falsehood. . . .

we are weak.

1 Corinthians 2:3 And I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling.

2 Corinthians 10:10 (For his epistles indeed, say they, are weighty and strong; but his bodily presence is weak and his speech contemptible):

2 Corinthians 11:29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is scandalized, and I am not on fire?

2 Corinthians 12:9,10 And he said to me: My grace is sufficient for thee: for power is made perfect in infirmity. Gladly therefore will I glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may dwell in me. . . .

2 Corinthians 13:3,4,9 Do you seek a proof of Christ that speaketh in me, who towards you is not weak, but is mighty in you? . . .

but ye.

1 Corinthians 3:2 I gave you milk to drink, not meat: for you were not able as yet. But neither indeed are you now able: for you are yet carnal.

1 Corinthians 10:12 Wherefore, he that thinketh himself to stand, let him take heed lest he fall.

but we.

Proverbs 11:12 He that walketh deceitfully, revealeth secrets: but he that is faithful, concealeth the thing committed to him by his friend.

Isaiah 53:3 Despised, and the most abject of men, a man of sorrows, and acquainted with infirmity: and his look was as it were hidden and despised, whereupon we esteemed him not.

Luke 10:16 He that heareth you heareth me: and he that despiseth you despiseth me: and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me.

Luke 18:9 And to some who trusted in themselves as just and despised others, he spoke also this parable:

1 Thessalonians 4:8 Therefore, he that despiseth these things, despiseth not man, but God, who also hath given his holy Spirit in us.

Context
Fools for Christ
9For I think that God hath set forth us apostles, the last, as it were men appointed to death. We are made a spectacle to the world and to angels and to men. 10We are fools for Christs sake, but you are wise in Christ: we are weak, but you are strong: you are honourable, but we without honour. 11Even unto this hour we both hunger and thirst and are naked and are buffeted and have no fixed abode.…
Cross References
Acts 17:18
And certain philosophers of the Epicureans and of the Stoics disputed with him. And some said: What is it that this word sower would say? But others: He seemeth to be a setter forth of new gods. Because he preached to them Jesus and the resurrection.

Acts 26:24
As he spoke these things and made his answer, Festus said with a loud voice: Paul, thou art beside thyself: much learning doth make thee mad.

1 Corinthians 1:18
For the word of the cross, to them indeed that perish, is foolishness: but to them that are saved, that is, to us, it is the power of God.

1 Corinthians 1:19
For it is written: I will destroy the wisdom of the wise: and the prudence of the prudent I will reject.

1 Corinthians 1:21
For, seeing that in the wisdom of God, the world, by wisdom, knew not God, it pleased God, by the foolishness of our preaching, to save them that believe.

1 Corinthians 1:23
But we preach Christ crucified: unto the Jews indeed a stumblingblock, and unto the Gentiles foolishness:

1 Corinthians 1:25
For the foolishness of God is wiser than men: and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

1 Corinthians 2:3
And I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling.

1 Corinthians 3:18
Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seem to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.

2 Corinthians 6:8
By honour and dishonour: by evil report and good report: as deceivers and yet true: as unknown and yet known:

2 Corinthians 11:19
For you gladly suffer the foolish: whereas yourselves are wise.

2 Corinthians 13:9
For we rejoice that we are weak and you are strong. This also we pray for, your perfection.

Additional Translations
We are fools for Christ, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You are honored, but we are dishonored.

We are fools on account of Christ, but you are wise in Christ; we are weak, but you are strong; You are honored, but we are without honor.

We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ; we are weak, but you are strong; you are honorable, but we are despised.

We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye have glory, but we have dishonor.

We [are] fools for Christ's sake, but ye prudent in Christ: we weak, but ye strong: ye glorious, but we in dishonour.

We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye have glory, but we have dishonour.

We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honorable, but we are despised.

We, for Christ's sake, are labeled as "foolish"; you, as Christians, are men of shrewd intelligence. We are mere weaklings: you are strong. You are in high repute: we are outcasts.

We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You have honor, but we have dishonor.

we are fools because of Christ, and ye wise in Christ; we are ailing, and ye strong; ye glorious, and we dishonoured;
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