“I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.”
King James Version (KJV)
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.
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.