1 Corinthians 4:6

“And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And these things, brethren, I haue in a figure transferred to my selfe, and to Apollo, for your sakes: that ye might learne in vs not to thinke of men, aboue that which is written, that no one of you bee puffed vp for one against another.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now these things, brethren, I have figuratively applied to myself and Apollos for your sakes, so that in us you may learn not to exceed what is written, so that no one of you will become arrogant in behalf of one against the other.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and Apollos for your sakes; that in us ye might learn not `to go' beyond the things which are written; that no one of you be puffed up for the one against the other.
- American Standard Version (1901)

My brothers, it is because of you that I have taken Apollos and myself as examples of these things, so that in us you might see that it is not wise to go farther than what is in the holy Writings, so that no one of you may be lifted up against his brother.
- Basic English Bible

Now these things, brethren, I have transferred, in their application, to myself and Apollos, for your sakes, that ye may learn in us the [lesson of] not [letting your thoughts go] above what is written, that ye may not be puffed up one for [such a] one against another.
- Darby Bible

And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself, and to Apollos, for your sakes; that ye may learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you on account of one, may be puffed up against another.
- Webster's Bible

In writing this much, brethren, with special reference to Apollos and myself, I have done so for your sakes, in order to teach you by our example what those words mean, which say, "Nothing beyond what is written!" --so that you may cease to take sides in boastful rivalry, for one teacher against another.
- Weymouth Bible

Now these things, brothers, I have in a figure transferred to myself and Apollos for your sakes, that in us you might learn not to think beyond the things which are written, that none of you be puffed up against one another.
- World English Bible

And, britheren, Y haue transfigurid these thingis in to me and in to Apollo, for you; that in vs ye lerne, lest ouer that it is writun, oon ayens another be blowun with pride for another.
- Wycliffe Bible

And these things, brethren, I did transfer to myself and to Apollos because of you, that in us ye may learn not to think above that which hath been written, that ye may not be puffed up one for one against the other,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 4:6


4:6 These things - Mentioned, #1Cor 1:10|, &c. I have by a very obvious figure transferred to myself and Apollos - And Cephas, instead of naming those particular preachers at Corinth, to whom ye are so fondly attached. That ye may learn by us - From what has been said concerning us, who, however eminent we are, are mere instruments in God's hand. Not to think of any man above what is here written - Or above what scripture warrants. #1Cor 3:7|


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 4:6


1Co 4:6 These things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and [to] Apollos. I have used the names of Paul and Apollos (1Co 3:4,5,22) to illustrate lessons that I wished to impress upon; especially the lesson not to think of men too highly. One of you may be puffed up for on against another. Exalting one preacher and making him a leader, while seeking to pull down another.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 4

  • Ray321
    Amen Brother, Job 5:17 Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:
  • Douglas Gilbert Wells
    Man most does not like being corrected at any time. But that is what our Heavenly Father does because love us that much.
  • Ray321
    There is lots of teachers, pastors and preachers that preach the Word of God. We say to ourselves, who are we going to trust. Apostle Paul said, trust him. 15 For though ye have ten thousand instructers in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel. 16 Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.
  • A disciple
    Ray; Paul didn't want anyone to think he was an angel; but he was commending the eager and reverent reception he received from the Corinthians, because of the Word he was bringing to them. The wisdom that God gave to Paul, He is willing to give to you too; and the way all the Prophets and Apostles knew the Lord, and wrote of Him; He will give to you also, when you follow on with God like they did.
  • Ray321
    Galatians 4:14 And my temptation which was in my flesh ye despised not, nor rejected but received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus. If Paul wants us to think of him like a Angel of God, that is saying a lot who Paul is. The Word speaks for it self. Praise the Lord.
  • Ray321
    15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you 16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.

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