1 Corinthians 4:12

“And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And labour, working with our owne hands: being reuiled, wee blesse: being persecuted, we suffer it:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and we toil, working with our own hands; when we are reviled, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and we toil, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And with our hands we do the hardest work: when they give us curses we give blessings, when we undergo punishment we take it quietly;
- Basic English Bible

and labour, working with our own hands. Railed at, we bless; persecuted, we suffer [it];
- Darby Bible

And labor, working with our own hands. Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it;
- Webster's Bible

Homes we have none. Wearily we toil, working with our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we bear it patiently;
- Weymouth Bible

We toil, working with our own hands. When people curse us, we bless. Being persecuted, we endure.
- World English Bible

and we ben vnstable, and we trauelen worchynge with oure hondis; we ben cursid, and we blessen; we suffren persecucioun, and we abiden longe; we ben blasfemyd, and we bisechen;
- Wycliffe Bible

and labour, working with [our] own hands; being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 4:12


4:12 We bless - suffer it - intreat - We do not return revilings, persecution, defamation; nothing but blessing.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 4:12


1Co 4:12 And labour with our own hands. Support ourselves by our own hands. Being reviled, we bless. While preaching the gospel, returned good for evil.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 4:12

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