1 Corinthians 4:14
Good News Translation
I write this to you, not because I want to make you feel ashamed, but to instruct you as my own dear children.

Contemporary English Version
I am not writing to embarrass you. I want to help you, just as parents help their own dear children.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I write not these things to confound you: but I admonish you as my dearest children.

New American Bible
I am writing you this not to shame you, but to admonish you as my beloved children.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I write not these things to confound you: but I admonish you as my dearest children.

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1 Corinthians 9:15 But I have used none of these things. Neither have I written these things, that they should be so done unto me: for it is good for me to die rather than that any man should make my glory void.

2 Corinthians 7:3 I speak not this to your condemnation. For we have said before that you are in our hearts: to die together and to live together.

2 Corinthians 12:19 Of old, think you that we excuse ourselves to you? We speak before God in Christ: but all things, my dearly beloved, for your edification.

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1 Corinthians 4:15 For if you have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet not many fathers. For in Christ Jesus, by the gospel, I have begotten you.

2 Corinthians 6:11-13 Our mouth is open to you, O ye Corinthians: our heart is enlarged. . . .

2 Corinthians 11:11 Wherefore? Because I love you not? God knoweth it.

2 Corinthians 12:14,15 Behold now the third time I am ready to come to you and I will not be burthensome unto you. For I seek not the things that are yours, but you. For neither ought the children to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children. . . .

1 Thessalonians 2:11 As you know in what manner, entreating and comforting you (as a father doth his children),

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Ezekiel 3:21 But if thou warn the just man, that the just may not sin, and he doth not sin: living he shall live, because thou hast warned him, and thou hast delivered thy soul.

Acts 20:31 Therefore watch, keeping in memory that for three years I ceased not with tears to admonish every one of you, night and day.

Colossians 1:28 Whom we preach, admonishing every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:14 And we beseech you, brethren, rebuke the unquiet: comfort the feeble minded: support the weak: be patient towards all men.

Context
Paul Warns his Children
13We are blasphemed: and we entreat. We are made as the refuse of this world, the offscouring of all, even until now. 14I write not these things to confound you: but I admonish you as my dearest children. 15For if you have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet not many fathers. For in Christ Jesus, by the gospel, I have begotten you.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 4:17
For this cause have I sent to you Timothy, who is my dearest son and faithful in the Lord. Who will put you in mind of my ways, which are in Christ Jesus: as I teach every where in every church.

1 Corinthians 6:5
I speak to your shame. Is it so that there is not among you any one wise man that is able to judge between his brethren?

1 Corinthians 15:34
Awake, ye just, and sin not. For some have not the knowledge of God. I speak it to your shame.

2 Corinthians 6:13
But having the same recompense (I speak as to my children): be you also enlarged.

2 Corinthians 12:14
Behold now the third time I am ready to come to you and I will not be burthensome unto you. For I seek not the things that are yours, but you. For neither ought the children to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.

1 Thessalonians 2:11
As you know in what manner, entreating and comforting you (as a father doth his children),

2 Thessalonians 3:14
And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man and do not keep company with him, that he may be ashamed.

Philemon 1:10
I beseech thee for my son, whom I have begotten in my bands, Onesimus,

1 John 2:1
My little children, these things I write to you, that you may not sin. But if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the just.

3 John 1:4
I have no greater grace than this, to hear that my children walk in truth.

Additional Translations
I am not writing this to shame you, but to warn you as my beloved children.

I do not write these things shaming you, but admonishing you as my beloved children.

I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.

I write not these things to shame you, but to admonish you as my beloved children.

Not [as] chiding do I write these things to you, but as my beloved children I admonish [you].

I write not these things to shame you, but to admonish you as my beloved children.

I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.

I am not writing all this to shame you, but I am offering you advice as my dearly-loved children.

I don't write these things to shame you, but to admonish you as my beloved children.

Not as putting you to shame do I write these things, but as my beloved children I do admonish,
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