1 Corinthians 4:12



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

and we toil, working with our own hands; when we are reviled, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure;

King James Version

And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:

Holman Bible

we labor, working with our own hands. When we are reviled, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it;

International Standard Version

We wear ourselves out from working with our own hands. When insulted, we bless. When persecuted, we endure.

A Conservative Version

And we toil, working with our own hands. Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure;

American Standard Version

and we toil, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure;

Amplified

And we still toil unto weariness [for our living], working hard with our own hands. When men revile us [ wound us with an accursed sting], we bless them. When we are persecuted, we take it patiently and endure it.

An Understandable Version

we work hard with our hands. [Though] we are cursed, we [ask God's] blessing [on people]; [though] we are persecuted, we persevere;

Anderson New Testament

and labor, working with our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure;

Bible in Basic English

And with our hands we do the hardest work: when they give us curses we give blessings, when we undergo punishment we take it quietly;

Common New Testament

and we toil, working with our own hands. When we are reviled, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure;

Daniel Mace New Testament

we are fatigu'd by our manual toil: when reviled, we pray: when persecuted, we don't repine:

Darby Translation

and labour, working with our own hands. Railed at, we bless; persecuted, we suffer it;

Godbey New Testament

and we toil working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure it;

Goodspeed New Testament

we have worked with our hands for a living. When people abuse us, we bless them, when they persecute us, we put up with it,

John Wesley New Testament

being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

and labour, working with our own hands; being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it;

Julia Smith Translation

And we are wearied, working with our own hands: being reviled, we praise; being driven out, we hold up

King James 2000

And labor, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure it:

Lexham Expanded Bible

and we toil, working with our own hands. [When we are] reviled, we bless; [when we are] persecuted, we endure;

Modern King James verseion

And we labor, working with our own hands. Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and labour working with our own hands. We are reviled, and yet we bless. We are persecuted, and suffer it.

Moffatt New Testament

we work hard for our living; when reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we put up with it;

Montgomery New Testament

Homeless men, we toil, working with our own hands.

NET Bible

We do hard work, toiling with our own hands. When we are verbally abused, we respond with a blessing, when persecuted, we endure,

New Heart English Bible

We toil, working with our own hands. When people curse us, we bless. Being persecuted, we endure.

New simplified Bible

We labor, working with our own hands. Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it;

Noyes New Testament

and labor, working with our own hands; being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure it;

Sawyer New Testament

and labor, working with our hands; being reviled we bless, being persecuted we endure,

The Emphasized Bible

And toil, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless, being persecuted, we hold on,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

and work hard, labouring with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it;

Twentieth Century New Testament

We work hard, toiling with our own hands. We meet abuse with blessings, we meet persecution with endurance,

Webster

And labor, working with our own hands. Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it;

Weymouth New Testament

Homes we have none. Wearily we toil, working with our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we bear it patiently;

Williams New Testament

We have worked hard with our own hands for a living. When abused by people, we bless them. When persecuted, we patiently bear it.

World English Bible

We toil, working with our own hands. When people curse us, we bless. Being persecuted, we endure.

Worrell New Testament

and we toil, laboring with our own hands; being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure;

Worsley New Testament

and we labour working with our own hands. When we are reviled, we bless: when persecuted, we bear it: when defamed, we intreat.

Youngs Literal Translation

and labour, working with our own hands; being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
Usage: 0

κοπιάω 
Kopiao 
Usage: 17

ἐργάζομαι 
Ergazomai 
Usage: 28

with our own
ἴδιος 
Idios 
his own , their own , privately , apart , your own , his , own , not tr ,
Usage: 96

χείρ 
Cheir 
hand , not tr
Usage: 149

λοιδορέω 
Loidoreo 
Usage: 4

we bless
εὐλογέω 
Eulogeo 
Usage: 39

διώκω 
Dioko 
Usage: 28

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 Corinthians 4:12

Verse Info

Context Readings

The Apostles' Humility

11 To this present hour we are both hungry and thirsty, and are poorly clothed, and are roughly treated, and are homeless; 12 and we toil, working with our own hands; when we are reviled, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure; 13 when we are slandered, we try to conciliate; we have become as the scum of the world, the dregs of all things, even until now.


Cross References

1 Peter 3:9

not returning evil for evil or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit a blessing.

Acts 18:3

and because he was of the same trade, he stayed with them and they were working, for by trade they were tent-makers.

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.

Luke 6:28

bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.

Romans 12:14

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.

Romans 12:20

"BUT IF YOUR ENEMY IS HUNGRY, FEED HIM, AND IF HE IS THIRSTY, GIVE HIM A DRINK; FOR IN SO DOING YOU WILL HEAP BURNING COALS ON HIS HEAD."

Matthew 5:44

"But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

Luke 23:34

But Jesus was saying, "Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing " And they cast lots, dividing up His garments among themselves.

John 15:20

"Remember the word that I said to you, 'A slave is not greater than his master ' If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also.

Acts 7:60

Then falling on his knees, he cried out with a loud voice, "Lord, do not hold this sin against them!" Having said this, he fell asleep.

Acts 20:34

"You yourselves know that these hands ministered to my own needs and to the men who were with me.

1 Corinthians 9:6

Or do only Barnabas and I not have a right to refrain from working?

1 Thessalonians 2:9

For you recall, brethren, our labor and hardship, how working night and day so as not to be a burden to any of you, we proclaimed to you the gospel of God.

2 Thessalonians 3:8

nor did we eat anyone's bread without paying for it, but with labor and hardship we kept working night and day so that we would not be a burden to any of you;

1 Timothy 4:10

For it is for this we labor and strive, because we have fixed our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of believers.

1 Peter 2:23

and while being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously;

1 Peter 3:14

But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed AND DO NOT FEAR THEIR INTIMIDATION, AND DO NOT BE TROUBLED,

1 Peter 4:12-14

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you;

1 Peter 4:19

Therefore, those also who suffer according to the will of God shall entrust their souls to a faithful Creator in doing what is right.

Jude 1:9

But Michael the archangel, when he disputed with the devil and argued about the body of Moses, did not dare pronounce against him a railing judgment, but said, "The Lord rebuke you!"



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