1 Corinthians 4:7

“For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For who maketh thee to differ from another? And what hast thou that thou didst not receiue? Now if thou didst receiue it, why doest thou glory as if thou hadst not receiued it?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For who regards you as superior? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For who maketh thee to differ? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? but if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory as if thou hadst not received it?
- American Standard Version (1901)

For who made you better than your brother? or what have you that has not been given to you? but if it has been given to you, what cause have you for pride, as if it had not been given to you?
- Basic English Bible

For who makes thee to differ? and what hast thou which thou hast not received? but if also thou hast received, why boastest thou as not receiving?
- Darby Bible

For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?
- Webster's Bible

Why, who gives you your superiority, my brother? Or what have you that you did not receive? And if you really did receive it, why boast as if this were not so?
- Weymouth Bible

For who makes you different? And what do you have that you didn't receive? But if you did receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it?
- World English Bible

Who demeth thee? And what hast thou, that thou hast not resseyued? And if thou hast resseyued, what gloriest thou, as thou haddist not resseyued?
- Wycliffe Bible

for who doth make thee to differ? and what hast thou, that thou didst not receive? and if thou didst also receive, why dost thou glory as not having received?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 4:7


4:7 Who maketh thee to differ - Either in gifts or graces. As if thou hadst not received it - As if thou hadst it originally from thyself.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 4:7


1Co 4:7 Who maketh thee to differ? Who has imparted to you graces which distinguish you from others? All were imparted to you. If you have nothing that you didst not receive, Why dost thou glory? Some unseemly exaltation probably over spiritual gifts, is rebuked.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 4:7

  • Abejirin jerome for verse 7
    In the kingdom there is no achievers but recievers! I dont have to earn it before i owns it
    !! Glory hallelujah

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