1 Corinthians 4:9
Good News Translation
For it seems to me that God has given the very last place to us apostles, like people condemned to die in public as a spectacle for the whole world of angels and of human beings.

Contemporary English Version
It seems to me that God has put us apostles in the worst possible place. We are like prisoners on their way to death. Angels and the people of this world just laugh at us.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For 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.

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For 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.

I.

1 Corinthians 15:30-32 Why also are we in danger every hour? . . .

2 Corinthians 1:8-10 For we would not have you ignorant, brethren, of our tribulation which came to us in Asia: that we were pressed out of measure above our strength, so that we were weary even of life. . . .

2 Corinthians 4:8-12 In all things we suffer tribulation: but are not distressed. We are straitened: but are not destitute. . . .

2 Corinthians 6:9 As dying and behold we live: as chastised and not killed:

Philippians 1:29,30 For unto you it is given for Christ, not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him: . . .

1 Thessalonians 3:3 That no man should be moved in these tribulations: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto.

us the apostles last, as.

Psalm 44:22 Shall not God search out these things: for he knoweth the secrets of the heart. Because for thy sake we are killed all the day long: we are counted as sheep for the slaughter.

Romans 8:36 (As it is written: For thy sake, we are put to death all the day long. We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.)

1 Thessalonians 5:9,10 For God hath not appointed us unto wrath: but unto the purchasing of salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, . . .

Revelation 6:9-11 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. . . .

we are.

Hebrews 10:33 And on the one hand indeed, by reproaches and tribulations, were made a gazingstock; and on the other, became companions of them that were used in such sort.

Hebrews 11:36 And others had trial of mockeries and stripes: moreover also of bands and prisons.

spectacle.

Acts 19:29,31 And the whole city was filled with confusion. And having caught Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul's companions, they rushed with one accord into the theatre. . . .

to angels, and to men.

Hebrews 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent to minister for them who shall receive the inheritance of salvation?

Revelation 7:11-14 And all the angels stood round about the throne and the ancients and the four living creatures. And they fell down before the throne upon their faces and adored God, . . .

Revelation 17:6,7 And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And I wondered, when I had seen her, with great admiration. . . .

Context
Fools for Christ
8You 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. 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.…
Cross References
Psalm 71:7
I am become unto many as a wonder, but thou art a strong helper.

Jeremiah 20:18
Why came I out of the womb, to see labour and sorrow, and that my days should be spent in confusion?

Romans 8:36
(As it is written: For thy sake, we are put to death all the day long. We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.)

1 Corinthians 15:19
If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.

1 Corinthians 15:31
I die daily, I protest by your glory, brethren, which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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.

Hebrews 10:33
And on the one hand indeed, by reproaches and tribulations, were made a gazingstock; and on the other, became companions of them that were used in such sort.

Additional Translations
For it seems to me that God has displayed us apostles at the end of the procession, like prisoners appointed for death. We have become a spectacle to the whole world, to angels as well as to men.

For I think God has exhibited us, the apostles, last, as appointed to death, because we have become a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men.

For I think that God has set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle to the world, and to angels, and to men.

For, I think, God hath set forth us the apostles last of all, as men doomed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, both to angels and men.

For I think that God has set us the apostles for the last, as appointed to death. For we have become a spectacle to the world, both to angels and men.

For, I think, God hath set forth us the apostles last of all, as men doomed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men.

For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle to the world, and to angels, and to men.

God, it seems to me, has exhibited us Apostles last of all, as men condemned to death; for we have come to be a spectacle to all creation--alike to angels and to men.

For, I think that God has displayed us, the apostles, last of all, like men sentenced to death. For we are made a spectacle to the world, both to angels and men.

for I think that God did set forth us the apostles last -- as appointed to death, because a spectacle we became to the world, and messengers, and men;
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