1 Corinthians 4:5

“Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Therefore iudge nothing before the time, vntill the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkenesse, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall euery man haue prayse of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore do not go on passing judgment before the time, {but wait} until the Lord comes who will both bring to light the things hidden in the darkness and disclose the motives of {men's} hearts; and then each man's praise will come to him from God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wherefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and make manifest the counsels of the hearts; and then shall each man have his praise from God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this reason let there be no judging before the time, till the Lord comes, who will make clear the secret things of the dark, and the designs of the heart; and then will every man have his praise from God.
- Basic English Bible

So that do not judge anything before [the] time, until the Lord shall come, who shall also both bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and shall make manifest the counsels of hearts; and then shall each have [his] praise from God.
- Darby Bible

Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord shall come, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise from God.
- Webster's Bible

Therefore form no premature judgements, but wait until the Lord returns. He will both bring to light the secrets of darkness and will openly disclose the motives that have been in people's hearts; and then the praise which each man deserves will come to him from God.
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and reveal the counsels of the hearts. Then each man will get his praise from God.
- World English Bible

Therfor nyle ye deme bifore the tyme, til that the Lord come, which schal liytne the hyd thingis of derknessis, and schal schewe the counseils of hertis; and thanne preisyng schal be to ech man of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

so, then, nothing before the time judge ye, till the Lord may come, who will both bring to light the hidden things of the darkness, and will manifest the counsels of the hearts, and then the praise shall come to each from God.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 4:5


4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time - Appointed for judging all men. Until the Lord come, who, in order to pass a righteous judgment, which otherwise would be impossible, will both bring to light the things which are now covered with impenetrable darkness, and manifest the most secret springs of action, the principles and intentions of every heart. And then shall every one - Every faithful steward, have praise of God.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 4:5


1Co 4:5 Therefore, judge nothing before the time. Hence, let no one form premature judgments. Only when the Lord comes, in the day of judgment, will all secrets be brought to light, and the motives of hearts be manifest. Then. When just judgments are given, shall every man shall have praise from God. Each shall be judged as he deserves. Only then can the Corinthians form an infallibly correct estimate of their religious teachers.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 4

  • BSP
    Verse 4 shows that we may not be aware of some of our faults, but that does not mean we don't have them. God is our judge and we want to find out what his standards of right and wrong are.
  • Moses Homtapwa
    4v1. This summarize what we are, we are bondservants and ministers of Jesus Christ, we are trusted with the mysteries of God as stewards, our message to the world is Christ and Him crucified. We are required to be faithful as stewards of the mysteries of God.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS NOT IN WORD BUT IN POWER ! The Manafest Power of the Holy Spirit {Tongues} which is Christ in you the Livivg Hope of Glory ! Once again Gods chosen elect Zion must be brought into our Blessed Lords sheepfold for the true Brides restoration. Both Jew and Gentile once again united in Christ to HIS everlasting Glory Amen indeed. May Gods Word and Will be done Amen. SHALOM !
  • Jeffrey
    Bottom line is growing in the knowledge of the truth which can only be revealed by the Holy Spirit and then one day you graduate just like high school... like Paul said its no longer I that Lives but is Christ that lives... meaning he doesn't leave he stays that's having the mind of Christ.. don't let nobody fool you its true its a permanent event check out 2nd Thessalonians chapter 2 Awesome
  • Gordon craig
    1st cor v 4 exposes mans pride
  • Its so true it 's all glory to Jesus his power from the Holy Ghost it 's not us

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