New Living Translation
So look at Apollos and me as mere servants of Christ who have been put in charge of explaining God's mysteries.
King James Bible
Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.
Darby Bible Translation
Let a man so account of us as servants of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.
World English Bible
So let a man think of us as Christ's servants, and stewards of God's mysteries.
Young's Literal Translation
Let a man so reckon us as officers of Christ, and stewards of the secrets of God,
1 Corinthians 4:1 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:1 Let a man account us, as servants of Christ - The original word properly signifies such servants as laboured at the oar in rowing vessels; and, accordingly, intimates the pains which every faithful minister takes in his Lord's work. O God, where are these ministers to be found? Lord, thou knowest. And stewards of the mysteries of God - Dispenseth of the mysterious truths of the gospel.
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"--Judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both wilt bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts; and then shall everyman have praise of God." St. Paul having professed himself a minister of Christ, and steward of the mysteries of God, acknowledged the obligations of fidelity, and disclaimed anxious concern respecting the opinion entertained of him by his fellow men, because the Lord was his judge, here adds a caution, reprehensive …
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Against Vain and Worldly Knowledge
They used the eyewitness reports circulating among us from the early disciples.
I want you to understand this mystery, dear brothers and sisters, so that you will not feel proud about yourselves. Some of the people of Israel have hard hearts, but this will last only until the full number of Gentiles comes to Christ.
Now all glory to God, who is able to make you strong, just as my Good News says. This message about Jesus Christ has revealed his plan for you Gentiles, a plan kept secret from the beginning of time.
1 Corinthians 4:2
Now, a person who is put in charge as a manager must be faithful.
1 Corinthians 9:17
If I were doing this on my own initiative, I would deserve payment. But I have no choice, for God has given me this sacred trust.
An elder is a manager of God's household, so he must live a blameless life. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered; he must not be a heavy drinker, violent, or dishonest with money.
1 Peter 4:10
God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.
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