1 Corinthians 4:14

“I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloued sonnes I warne you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I do not write these things to shame you, but to admonish you as my beloved children.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I write not these things to shame you, but to admonish you as my beloved children.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I am not saying these things to put you to shame, but so that, as my dear children, you may see what is right.
- Basic English Bible

Not [as] chiding do I write these things to you, but as my beloved children I admonish [you].
- Darby Bible

I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.
- Webster's Bible

I am not writing all this to shame you, but I am offering you advice as my dearly-loved children.
- Weymouth Bible

I don't write these things to shame you, but to admonish you as my beloved children.
- World English Bible

Y write not these thingis, that Y confounde you, but Y warne as my moste dereworthe sones.
- Wycliffe Bible

Not [as] putting you to shame do I write these things, but as my beloved children I do admonish,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 4:14


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.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 4:14


1Co 4:14 I write not these things to shame you. I do not contrast your pride and glorying with our humiliation to shame you. But, as my beloved sons, to warn [you]. As a fatherly admonition to beloved children.

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