Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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?

King James Version

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?

Holman Bible

For who makes you so superior? What do you have that you didn't receive? If, in fact, you did receive it, why do you boast as if you hadn't received it?

International Standard Version

For who makes you superior? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not receive it?

A Conservative Version

For who makes thee different? And what have thou that thou did not receive? And also if thou received it, why do thou boast as not having received it?

American Standard Version

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?

Amplified

For who separates you from the others [as a faction leader]? [Who makes you superior and sets you apart from another, giving you the preeminence?] What have you that was not given to you? If then you received it [from someone], why do you boast as if you had not received [but had gained it by your own efforts]?

An Understandable Version

For who makes you different [from each other]? [i.e., with some being viewed as superior and others inferior]. And what do you have that you did not receive [from God]? But if you received it [from Him], then why do you boast as though you did not [receive it as a gift]?

Anderson New Testament

For who gave you distinction, as a teacher? And what have you as a teacher, that you did not receive? And if you received it, why do you boast, as if you had not received it?

Bible in Basic English

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?

Common New Testament

For who regards you as different? 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?

Daniel Mace New Testament

for who has distinguish'd thee above another? or what have you, that you did not receive? now if you did receive it, why do you glory as if you had not received it?

Darby Translation

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?

Godbey New Testament

For who judges you? and what have you which you did not receive. But if indeed you received it, why do you boast, as not having received it?

Goodspeed New Testament

For who sees anything special in you? And what have you got that you have not been given? But if it has been given you, why do you boast as though it had not been?

John Wesley New Testament

For who maketh thee to differ from another? And what hast thou which thou hast not received? But if thou hast received it, why dost thou boast, as if thou hadst not received it?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For who makes thee to judge? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, what dost thou glory of, as if thou hadst not received it?

Julia Smith Translation

For who distinguishes thee? and what hast thou which thou didst not receive? and if thou also didst receive, why dost thou boast, as not having received?

King James 2000

For who makes you to differ from another? and what have you that you did not receive? now if you did receive it, why do you glory, as if you had not received it?

Lexham Expanded Bible

For who concedes you [superiority]? And what do you have that you did not receive? But if indeed you received [it], why do you boast as [if you] did not receive [it]?

Modern King James verseion

For who makes you to differ from another? And 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?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For who preferreth thee? What hast thou, that thou hast not received? If thou have received it: why boastest thou as though thou hadst not received it?

Moffatt New Testament

Who singles you out, my brother? What do you possess that has not been given you? And if it was given you, why do you boast as if it had been gained, not given?

Montgomery New Testament

For who makes you a differ, brother? Or what have you that you did not receive? But if you did receive it, why are you boasting as if you had not received it?

NET Bible

For who concedes you any superiority? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you received it, why do you boast as though you did not?

New Heart English Bible

For who makes you different? And what do you have that you did not receive? But if you did receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it?

Noyes New Testament

For who maketh thee to differ from another? And what hast thou that thou didst not receive? But if thou didst receive it, why dost thou boast, as if thou hadst not received it?

Sawyer New Testament

For who made you to differ? And what have you that you did not receive? And if you received, why do you boast as one that receives not?

The Emphasized Bible

For who maketh thee to differ? and what hast thou which thou didst not receive? But, if thou didst even receive it, why dost thou boast, as though thou hadst not received it?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For who distinguisheth thee? and what hast thou which thou hast not received? But if thou also hast received it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?

Twentieth Century New Testament

For who makes any one of you superior to others? And what have you that was not given you? But if you received it as a gift, why do you boast as if you had not?

Webster

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?

Weymouth New Testament

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?

Williams New Testament

For who makes you superior? And what do you have that you did not get from someone? But if you got it from someone, why do you boast as though you had not?

World English 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?

Worrell New Testament

For who makes you to differ? And what do you have, that you did not receive? But, if you did receive it, why are you boasting, as if you did not receive it?

Worsley New Testament

For who maketh thee to differ? and what hast thou, which thou didst not receive? And if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory as if thou hadst not received it?

Youngs Literal Translation

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?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

διακρίνω 
Diakrino 
Usage: 16

σέ 
Se 
thee, thou, thy house, not tr
Usage: 110

to differ
διακρίνω 
Diakrino 
Usage: 16

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

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

hast thou
ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

thou didst
λαμβάνω 
lambano 
receive, take, have, catch, not tr,
Usage: 178

not
οὐ 
Ou 
μή 
me 
not, no, cannot ,
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 1032
Usage: 493

λαμβάνω 
lambano 
receive, take, have, catch, not tr,
Usage: 178

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

if
εἰ 
Ei 
if, whether, that, not tr,
Usage: 218

λαμβάνω 
lambano 
receive, take, have, catch, not tr,
Usage: 178

it, why
τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

dost thou glory
καυχάομαι 
Kauchaomai 
Usage: 37

as if
ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417

thou hadst
λαμβάνω 
lambano 
receive, take, have, catch, not tr,
Usage: 178

λαμβάνω 
lambano 
receive, take, have, catch, not tr,
Usage: 178

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 Corinthians 4:7

References

Context Readings

The Apostles' Humility

6 Now these things, brethren, I have figuratively applied to myself and Apollos for your sakes, so that in us you may learn not to exceed what is written, so that no one of you will become arrogant in behalf of one against the other. 7 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? 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.


Cross References

John 3:27

John answered and said, "A man can receive nothing unless it has been given him from heaven.

Romans 12:6

Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly: if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith;

1 Peter 4:10

As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

James 1:17

Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.

1 Chronicles 29:11-16

"Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth; Yours is the dominion, O LORD, and You exalt Yourself as head over all.

2 Chronicles 1:7-12

In that night God appeared to Solomon and said to him, "Ask what I shall give you."

2 Chronicles 32:23-29

And many were bringing gifts to the LORD at Jerusalem and choice presents to Hezekiah king of Judah, so that he was exalted in the sight of all nations thereafter.

Proverbs 2:6

For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.

Ezekiel 28:2-5

"Son of man, say to the leader of Tyre, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Because your heart is lifted up And you have said, 'I am a god, I sit in the seat of gods In the heart of the seas'; Yet you are a man and not God, Although you make your heart like the heart of God--

Ezekiel 29:3

"Speak and say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I am against you, Pharaoh king of Egypt, The great monster that lies in the midst of his rivers, That has said, 'My Nile is mine, and I myself have made it.'

Daniel 4:30-32

"The king reflected and said, 'Is this not Babylon the great, which I myself have built as a royal residence by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?'

Daniel 5:18

"O king, the Most High God granted sovereignty, grandeur, glory and majesty to Nebuchadnezzar your father.

Daniel 5:23

but you have exalted yourself against the Lord of heaven; and they have brought the vessels of His house before you, and you and your nobles, your wives and your concubines have been drinking wine from them; and you have praised the gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood and stone, which do not see, hear or understand But the God in whose hand are your life-breath and all your ways, you have not glorified.

Matthew 25:14-15

"For it is just like a man about to go on a journey, who called his own slaves and entrusted his possessions to them.

Luke 19:13

"And he called ten of his slaves, and gave them ten minas and said to them, 'Do business with this until I come back.'

John 1:16

For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace.

Acts 12:22-23

The people kept crying out, "The voice of a god and not of a man!"

Romans 1:5

through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith among all the Gentiles for His name's sake,

Romans 9:16-18

So then it does not depend on the man who wills or the man who runs, but on God who has mercy.

Romans 12:3

For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith.

1 Corinthians 3:5

What then is Apollos? And what is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, even as the Lord gave opportunity to each one.

1 Corinthians 5:6

Your boasting is not good Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough?

1 Corinthians 7:7

Yet I wish that all men were even as I myself am However, each man has his own gift from God, one in this manner, and another in that.

1 Corinthians 12:4-11

Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit.

1 Corinthians 15:10

But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me did not prove vain; but I labored even more than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God with me.

Ephesians 3:3-5

that by revelation there was made known to me the mystery, as I wrote before in brief.

2 Thessalonians 2:12-14

in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.

1 Timothy 1:12-15

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service,

Titus 3:3-7

For we also once were foolish ourselves, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various lusts and pleasures, spending our life in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another.



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