1 Corinthians 4:13

“Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Being defamed, we intreate: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the off-scouring of all things vnto this day.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

when we are slandered, we try to conciliate; we have become as the scum of the world, the dregs of all things, {even} until now.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

being defamed, we entreat: we are made as the filth of the world, the offscouring of all things, even until now.
- American Standard Version (1901)

When evil things are said about us we give gentle answers: we are made as the unclean things of the world, as that for which no one has any use, even till now.
- Basic English Bible

insulted, we entreat: we are become as [the] offscouring of the world, [the] refuse of all, until now.
- Darby Bible

Being defamed, we entreat: we are made as the filth of the world, the offscouring of all things to this day.
- Webster's Bible

when slandered, we try to conciliate. We have come to be regarded as the mere dirt and filth of the world--the refuse of the universe, even to this hour.
- Weymouth Bible

Being defamed, we entreat. We are made as the filth of the world, the dirt wiped off by all, even until now.
- World English Bible

as clensyngis of this world we ben maad the `out castyng of alle thingis `til yit.
- Wycliffe Bible

being spoken evil of, we entreat; as filth of the world we did become -- of all things an offscouring -- till now.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 4:13


4:13 We are made as the filth of the world, and offscouring of all things - Such were those poor wretches among the heathens, who were taken from the dregs of the people, to be offered as expiatory sacrifices to the infernal gods. They were loaded with curses, affronts, and injuries, all the way they went to the altars; and when the ashes of those unhappy men were thrown into the sea, these very names were given them in the ceremony.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 4:13


1Co 4:13 Are made as the filth of the world. Are accounted by the world as its very sweepings, as scum, as refuse utterly worthless and repulsive. Such passages, which are not overdrawn, show the greatness of faith, the devotion, the heroism of and the debt we owe to such men as Paul.

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