Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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:

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.

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 
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 the present hour we both hunger and thirst, and are in nakedness, and buffeted, and wander without a home, 12 and labour, working with our own hands. Railed at, we bless; persecuted, we suffer it; 13 insulted, we entreat: we are become as the offscouring of the world, the refuse of all, until now.


Cross References

1 Peter 3:9

not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing; but on the contrary, blessing others, because ye have been called to this, that ye should inherit blessing.

Acts 18:3

and because they were of the same trade abode with them, and wrought. For they were tent-makers by trade.

Matthew 5:11

Blessed are ye when they may reproach and persecute you, and say every wicked thing against you, lying, for my sake.

Luke 6:28

bless those that curse you; pray for those who use you despitefully.

Romans 12:14

Bless them that persecute you; bless, and curse not.

Romans 12:20

If therefore thine enemy should hunger, feed him; if he should thirst, give him drink; for, so doing, thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head.

Matthew 5:44

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who insult you and persecute you,

Luke 23:34

And Jesus said, Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. And, parting out his garments, they cast lots.

John 15:20

Remember the word which I said unto you, The bondman is not greater than his master. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my word, they will keep also yours.

Acts 7:60

And kneeling down, he cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And having said this, he fell asleep.

Acts 20:34

Yourselves know that these hands have ministered to my wants, and to those who were with me.

1 Corinthians 9:6

Or I alone and Barnabas, have we not a right not to work?

1 Thessalonians 2:9

For ye remember, brethren, our labour and toil: working night and day, not to be chargeable to any one of you, we have preached to you the glad tidings of God.

2 Thessalonians 3:8

nor have we eaten bread from any one without cost; but in toil and hardship working night and day not to be chargeable to any one of you:

1 Timothy 4:10

for, for this we labour and suffer reproach, because we hope in a living God, who is preserver of all men, specially of those that believe.

1 Peter 2:23

who, when reviled, reviled not again; when suffering, threatened not; but gave himself over into the hands of him who judges righteously;

1 Peter 3:14

But if also ye should suffer for righteousness' sake, blessed are ye; but be not afraid of their fear, neither be troubled;

1 Peter 4:12-14

Beloved, take not as strange the fire of persecution which has taken place amongst you for your trial, as if a strange thing was happening to you;

1 Peter 4:19

Wherefore also let them who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls in well-doing to a faithful Creator.

Jude 1:9

But Michael the archangel, when disputing with the devil he reasoned about the body of Moses, did not dare to bring a railing judgment against him, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.

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