1 Corinthians 4:10



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are prudent in Christ; we are weak, but you are strong; you are distinguished, but we are without honor.

King James Version

We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised.

Holman Bible

We are fools for Christ, but you are wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You are distinguished, but we are dishonored!

International Standard Version

We are fools for the Messiah's sake, but you are wise in the Messiah. We are weak, but you are strong. You are honored, but we are dishonored.

A Conservative Version

We are foolish for the sake of Christ, but ye are wise in Christ. We are weak, but ye are strong. Ye are esteemed, but we are disreputable.

American Standard Version

We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye have glory, but we have dishonor.

Amplified

We are [looked upon as] fools on account of Christ and for His sake, but you are [supposedly] so amazingly wise and prudent in Christ! We are weak, but you are [so very] strong! You are highly esteemed, but we are in disrepute and contempt!

An Understandable Version

We are "fools" for Christ's sake, but you people [think you] are "wise" in [the fellowship of] Christ. We are weak, but you people [think you] are "strong." You are honored, but we are despised.

Anderson New Testament

We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ; we are weak, but you are strong; you are honored, but we are despised.

Bible in Basic English

We are made to seem foolish for Christ, but you are wise in Christ; we are feeble, but you are strong; you have glory, but we have shame.

Common New Testament

We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ; we are weak, but you are strong; you are distinguished, but we are without honor.

Daniel Mace New Testament

we are made fools for our attachment to Christ, while you, who are christians too, still pass for the wise: we are in poverty, but you are in power: you meet with esteem, but we find contempt.

Darby Translation

We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye prudent in Christ: we weak, but ye strong: ye glorious, but we in dishonour.

Godbey New Testament

We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ; we are weak, but you are strong; you are glorious, but we are dishonorable.

Goodspeed New Testament

We are made fools of, for the sake of Christ, while you are men of sense, through being united with him. We are weak, you are strong. You are distinguished, we are despised.

John Wesley New Testament

We are fools for Christ's sake; but ye are wise in Christ: we are weak; but ye are strong: ye are honourable; but we are despised.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are prudent in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised.

Julia Smith Translation

We foolish for Christ, and ye wise in Christ; we weak, and ye strong; ye honourable, and we dishonoured

King James 2000

We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ; we are weak, but you are strong; you are honorable, but we are despised.

Lexham Expanded Bible

We [are] fools for the sake of Christ, but you [are] prudent in Christ! We [are] weak, but you [are] strong! You [are] honored, but we [are] dishonored!

Modern King James verseion

We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You are honorable, but we are despised.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

We are fools for Christ's sake, and ye are wise through Christ: we are weak, and ye are strong. Ye are honorable, and we are despised.

Moffatt New Testament

We, for Christ's sake, are 'fools'; you in Christ are sensible. We are weak, you are strong; you are honoured, we are in disrepute.

Montgomery New Testament

For Christ's sake we are fools, but you are quite philosophic in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong; you are honorable, but we are outcast.

NET Bible

We are fools for Christ, but you are wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You are distinguished, we are dishonored!

New Heart English Bible

We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You have honor, but we have dishonor.

New simplified Bible

We are fools for Christ. But you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You are honorable, but we are despised.

Noyes New Testament

We are fools for Christs sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are in honor, but we are despised.

Sawyer New Testament

For we are foolish for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ; we are weak, but you are strong; and you are glorious, but we are infamous.

The Emphasized Bible

We, are foolish for Christ's sake, but, ye, prudent in Christ; we are weak, but, ye, mighty; ye, all-glorious, but, we, dishonoured.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

We are counted fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are mighty; ye are honourable persons, but we despised.

Twentieth Century New Testament

We, for Christ's sake, are 'fools,' but you, by your union with Christ, are men of discernment. We are weak, but you are strong. You are honored, but we are despised.

Webster

We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honorable, but we are despised.

Weymouth New Testament

We, for Christ's sake, are labeled as "foolish"; you, as Christians, are men of shrewd intelligence. We are mere weaklings: you are strong. You are in high repute: we are outcasts.

Williams New Testament

For we have become a spectacle to the universe, to angels as well as men. For Christ's sake we are held as fools, while you through union with Christ are men of wisdom. We are weak; you are strong. You are held in honor; we in dishonor.

World English Bible

We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You have honor, but we have dishonor.

Worrell New Testament

We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are highly esteemed; but we are without honor.

Worsley New Testament

We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ: we are weak, but ye are strong: ye are honoured, but we are despised.

Youngs Literal Translation

we are fools because of Christ, and ye wise in Christ; we are ailing, and ye strong; ye glorious, and we dishonoured;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
We
ἡμεῖς 
hemeis 
we , us , we ourselves
Usage: 120

μωρός 
Moros 
Usage: 6

for
διά 
Dia 
by , through , with , for , for ... sake , therefore , for this cause , because ,
Usage: 527

Χριστός 
christos 
Usage: 557

but
δέ 
De 
δέ 
De 
δέ 
De 
but , and , now , then , also , yet , yea , so , moreover , nevertheless , for , even , , not tr
but , and , now , then , also , yet , yea , so , moreover , nevertheless , for , even , , not tr
but , and , now , then , also , yet , yea , so , moreover , nevertheless , for , even , , not tr
Usage: 2184
Usage: 2184
Usage: 2184

ye
ὑμείς 
Humeis 
ὑμείς 
Humeis 
ὑμείς 
Humeis 
ye , ye yourselves , you , not tr
ye , ye yourselves , you , not tr
ye , ye yourselves , you , not tr
Usage: 120
Usage: 120
Usage: 120

φρόνιμος 
Phronimos 
Usage: 5

in
ἐν 
En 
in , by , with , among , at , on , through ,
Usage: 2128

Χριστός 
christos 
Usage: 557

we
ἡμεῖς 
hemeis 
ἡμεῖς 
hemeis 
we , us , we ourselves
we , us , we ourselves
Usage: 120
Usage: 120

ἀσθενής 
Asthenes 
Usage: 19

ἰσχυρός 
Ischuros 
Usage: 20

ἔνδοξος 
Endoxos 
Usage: 3

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 Corinthians 4:10

Context Readings

The Apostles' Humility

9 For, I think, God has exhibited us apostles last of all, as men condemned to death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men. 10 We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are prudent in Christ; we are weak, but you are strong; you are distinguished, but we are without honor. 11 To this present hour we are both hungry and thirsty, and are poorly clothed, and are roughly treated, and are homeless;


Cross References

1 Corinthians 2:3

I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling,

Acts 17:18

And also some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers were conversing with him. Some were saying, "What would this idle babbler wish to say?" Others, "He seems to be a proclaimer of strange deities,"--because he was preaching Jesus and the resurrection.

Acts 26:24

While Paul was saying this in his defense, Festus said in a loud voice, "Paul, you are out of your mind! Your great learning is driving you mad."

1 Corinthians 3:18

Let no man deceive himself If any man among you thinks that he is wise in this age, he must become foolish, so that he may become wise.

2 Corinthians 13:9

For we rejoice when we ourselves are weak but you are strong; this we also pray for, that you be made complete.

2 Kings 9:11

Now Jehu came out to the servants of his master, and one said to him, "Is all well? Why did this mad fellow come to you?" And he said to them, "You know very well the man and his talk."

Proverbs 11:12

He who despises his neighbor lacks sense, But a man of understanding keeps silent.

Isaiah 53:3

He was despised and forsaken of men, A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; And like one from whom men hide their face He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.

Jeremiah 8:8-9

"How can you say, 'We are wise, And the law of the LORD is with us'? But behold, the lying pen of the scribes Has made it into a lie.

Hosea 9:7

The days of punishment have come, The days of retribution have come; Let Israel know this! The prophet is a fool, The inspired man is demented, Because of the grossness of your iniquity, And because your hostility is so great.

Matthew 5:11

"Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.

Matthew 10:22-25

"You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved.

Matthew 24:9

"Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name.

Luke 6:22

"Blessed are you when men hate you, and ostracize you, and insult you, and scorn your name as evil, for the sake of the Son of Man.

Luke 10:16

"The one who listens to you listens to Me, and the one who rejects you rejects Me; and he who rejects Me rejects the One who sent Me."

Luke 18:9

And He also told this parable to some people who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt:

Acts 9:16

for I will show him how much he must suffer for My name's sake."

Acts 17:32

Now when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some began to sneer, but others said, "We shall hear you again concerning this."

1 Corinthians 1:1-3

Paul, called as an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother,

1 Corinthians 1:18-20

For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

1 Corinthians 1:26-28

For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble;

1 Corinthians 2:14

But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised.

1 Corinthians 3:2

I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now you are not yet able,

1 Corinthians 4:8

You are already filled, you have already become rich, you have become kings without us; and indeed, I wish that you had become kings so that we also might reign with you.

1 Corinthians 10:12

Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed that he does not fall.

1 Corinthians 10:14-15

Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.

2 Corinthians 10:10

For they say, "His letters are weighty and strong, but his personal presence is unimpressive and his speech contemptible."

2 Corinthians 11:19

For you, being so wise, tolerate the foolish gladly.

2 Corinthians 11:29

Who is weak without my being weak? Who is led into sin without my intense concern?

2 Corinthians 12:9-10

And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness " Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.

2 Corinthians 13:3-4

since you are seeking for proof of the Christ who speaks in me, and who is not weak toward you, but mighty in you.

1 Thessalonians 4:8

So, he who rejects this is not rejecting man but the God who gives His Holy Spirit to you.

1 Peter 4:14

If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.



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