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?
John answered, and said - A man can receive, nothing, except it have been given him out of heaven.
Now, having gifts of favour, according to the favour given unto us, differing - whether prophesying, let us use it according to the proportion of our faith,
Each one, according as he hath received a gift of favour, unto one another, ministering the same, as careful stewards of the manifold favour of God:
Every good giving, and every perfect gift, is, from above, coming down from the Father of lights - with whom is no alternation, nor shadow cast, by turning:
Thine, O Yahweh, are Greatness, and Might, and Beauty, and Victory, and Majesty, nay! all in the heavens and in the earth, - thine, O Yahweh, is the kingdom, who art exalted above all, - as chief;
During that night, God appeared unto Solomon, - and said unto him, Ask what I shall give thee.
And, many, were bringing in a present unto Yahweh, to Jerusalem, and precious things, unto Hezekiah king of Judah, - so that he was exalted in the eyes of all the nations, from thenceforth.
Son of man Say to the Prince of Tyre. Thus, saith My Lord. Yahweh - Because lofty, is thy heart and thou hast said A GOD, am I, In the seat of God, have I taken my seat In the heart of the seas; Whereas thou art a man, and not a GOD, But hast set thy heart as the heart of God:
Speak, and thou shalt say - Thus, saith My Lord Yahweh Behold me! against thee O Pharaoh king of Egypt, The great Crocodile that lieth along in the midst of his rivers: Who saith - My river is, mine own, Since I myself made it me!
the king spake and said, Is not, this, Babylon the great, - which, I myself, have built as the home of the kingdom, by the might of my power, and for the dignity of my majesty?
As for thee, O king, the Most High God, gave, kingship and greatness and honour and majesty, unto Nebuchadnezzar thy father;
but, against the Lord of the heavens, hast uplifted thyself, and, the vessels of his house, have they brought before thee, and, thou, and thy nobles, thy wives and thy concubines, have been drinking, wine, therein, and, gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood and stone, which see not nor hear nor know, hast thou praised, - whereas, God, in whose hand thy breath is and whose are all thy ways, him, hast thou not glorified.
For it is, just as a man, who, going from home, called his own servants, and delivered up to them his substance;
And, calling ten servants of his own, he gave unto them ten minas, and said unto them - Do business, till I come.
And, the populace, began to shout - A god's, voice, and not, a man's!
Through whom we have received favour and apostleship, for obedience of faith among all the nations, in behalf of his name,
Hence, then, it is nor of him that wisheth nor of him that runneth, but of the mercy-shewing God.
For I say, through the favour which hath been given me, unto every one who is among you, - not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but so to think as to think soberly - as, unto each one, God hath dealt a measure of faith.
What then is Apollos? and, what is Paul? ministers through whom ye believed, and, each, as the Lord, gave to him.
Unseemly, is your boast! Know ye not that, a little leaven, doth leaven, the whole of the lump?
Besides, I desire all men to be, even as myself, - but, each one, hath his, personal, gift from God, one, after this manner, and, another, after that.
But, distributions of gifts, there are, yet the same Spirit,
But, by favour of God, I am what I am, and, his favour, which was unto me, hath not been made void, - but, much more abundantly than they all, have I toiled, albeit not, I, but the favour of God with me.
How that, by way of revelation, was made known unto me the sacred secret, - even as I before wrote in brief, -
In order that should be judged who would not believe in the truth, but were well-pleased with the unrighteousness.
Grateful, am I unto him that empowered me, Christ Jesus our Lord, in that, faithful, he accounted me, putting me into ministry, -
For, even we, used, at one time, to be - thoughtless, unyielding, deceived, in servitude unto manifold covetings and pleasures, in malice and envy, leading on, detestable, hating one another.