1 Corinthians 4:12
Good News Translation
we wear ourselves out with hard work. When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure;

Contemporary English Version
We work hard with our own hands, and when people abuse us, we wish them well. When we suffer, we are patient.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And we labour, working with our own hands. We are reviled: and we bless. We are persecuted: and we suffer it.

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And we labour, working with our own hands. We are reviled: and we bless. We are persecuted: and we suffer it.

labour.

1 Corinthians 9:6 Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to do this?

Acts 18:3 And because he was of the same trade, he remained with them and wrought. (Now they were tentmakers by trade.)

Acts 20:34 You yourselves know. For such things as were needful for me and them that are with me, these hands have furnished.

1 Thessalonians 2:9 For you remember, brethren, our labour and toil: working night and day, lest we should be chargeable to any of you, we preached among you the gospel of God.

2 Thessalonians 3:8 Neither did we eat any man's bread for nothing: but in labour and in toil we worked night and day, lest we should be chargeable to any of you.

1 Timothy 4:10 For therefore we labour and are reviled, because we hope in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, especially of the faithful.

being reviled.

Matthew 5:44 But I say to you, Love your enemies: do good to them that hate you: and pray for them that persecute and calumniate you:

Luke 6:28 Bless them that curse you and pray for them that calumniate you.

Luke 23:34 And Jesus said: Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. But they, dividing his garments, cast lots.

Acts 7:60 And falling on his knees, he cried with a loud voice, saying: Lord, lay not his sin to their charge: And when he had said this, he fell asleep in the Lord. And Saul was consenting to his death.

Romans 12:14,20 Bless them that persecute you: bless, and curse not. . . .

1 Peter 2:23 Who, when he was reviled, did not revile: when he suffered, he threatened not, but delivered himself to him that judged him unjustly.

1 Peter 3:9 Not rendering evil for evil, nor railing for railing, but contrariwise, blessing: for unto this are you called, that you may inherit a blessing.

Jude 1:9 When Michael the archangel, disputing with the devil, contended about the body of Moses, he durst not bring against him the judgment of railing speech, but said: The Lord command thee.

being persecuted.

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:

1 Peter 3:14 But if also you suffer any thing for justice' sake, blessed are ye. And be not afraid of their fear: and be not troubled.

1 Peter 4:12-14,19 Dearly beloved, think not strange the burning heat which is to try you: as if some new thing happened to you. . . .

Context
Fools for Christ
11Even unto this hour we both hunger and thirst and are naked and are buffeted and have no fixed abode. 12And we labour, working with our own hands. We are reviled: and we bless. We are persecuted: and we suffer it. 13We are blasphemed: and we entreat. We are made as the refuse of this world, the offscouring of all, even until now.…
Cross References
John 15:20
Remember my word that I said to you: The servant is not greater than his master. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they have kept my word, they will keep yours also.

Acts 18:3
And because he was of the same trade, he remained with them and wrought. (Now they were tentmakers by trade.)

Romans 8:35
Who then shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation? Or distress? Or famine? Or nakedness? Or danger? Or persecution? Or the sword?

Romans 12:14
Bless them that persecute you: bless, and curse not.

2 Corinthians 11:8
I have taken from other churches, receiving wages of them for your ministry.

Ephesians 4:28
He that stole, let him now steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have something to give to him that suffereth need.

1 Peter 3:9
Not rendering evil for evil, nor railing for railing, but contrariwise, blessing: for unto this are you called, that you may inherit a blessing.

Additional Translations
We work hard with our own hands. When we are vilified, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it;

and we toil, working with our own hands. Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure;

And labor, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:

and we toil, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure;

and labour, working with our own hands. Railed at, we bless; persecuted, we suffer [it];

and we toil, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure;

And labor, working with our own hands. Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it;

Homes we have none. Wearily we toil, working with our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we bear it patiently;

We toil, working with our own hands. When people curse us, we bless. Being persecuted, we endure.

and labour, working with our own hands; being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer;
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