New Living Translation
I am not writing these things to shame you, but to warn you as my beloved children.
King James Bible
I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.
Darby Bible Translation
Not as chiding do I write these things to you, but as my beloved children I admonish you.
World English Bible
I don't write these things to shame you, but to admonish you as my beloved children.
Young's Literal Translation
Not as putting you to shame do I write these things, but as my beloved children I do admonish,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:14 I do not write these things to shame you, but as my beloved children I warn you - It is with admirable prudence and sweetness the apostle adds this, to prevent any unkind construction of his words.
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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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1 Corinthians 4:17
That's why I have sent Timothy, my beloved and faithful child in the Lord. He will remind you of how I follow Christ Jesus, just as I teach in all the churches wherever I go.
1 Corinthians 6:5
I am saying this to shame you. Isn't there anyone in all the church who is wise enough to decide these issues?
1 Corinthians 15:34
Think carefully about what is right, and stop sinning. For to your shame I say that some of you don't know God at all.
2 Corinthians 6:13
I am asking you to respond as if you were my own children. Open your hearts to us!
2 Corinthians 12:14
Now I am coming to you for the third time, and I will not be a burden to you. I don't want what you have--I want you. After all, children don't provide for their parents. Rather, parents provide for their children.
1 Thessalonians 2:11
And you know that we treated each of you as a father treats his own children.
2 Thessalonians 3:14
Take note of those who refuse to obey what we say in this letter. Stay away from them so they will be ashamed.
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