“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)
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|
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.