Parallel Verses

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?

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?

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
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

who
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

now
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

thou didst receive
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

Images 1 Corinthians 4:7

Context Readings

The Apostles' Humility

6 Now, brothers, I have applied these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, so that you may learn from us the saying: “Nothing beyond what is written.” The purpose is that none of you will be inflated with pride in favor of one person over another. 7 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? 8 You are already full! You are already rich! You have begun to reign as kings without us—and I wish you did reign, so that we could also reign with you!


Cross References

John 3:27

John responded, “No one can receive a single thing unless it’s given to him from heaven.

Romans 12:6

According to the grace given to us, we have different gifts:If prophecy,
use it according to the standard of one’s faith;

1 Peter 4:10

Based on the gift each one has received, use it to serve others, as good managers of the varied grace of God.

James 1:17

Every generous act and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights; with Him there is no variation or shadow cast by turning.

1 Chronicles 29:11-16

Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the splendor and the majesty, for everything in the heavens and on earth belongs to You. Yours, Lord, is the kingdom, and You are exalted as head over all.

2 Chronicles 1:7-12

That night God appeared to Solomon and said to him: “Ask. What should I give you?”

2 Chronicles 32:23-29

Many were bringing an offering to the Lord to Jerusalem and valuable gifts to King Hezekiah of Judah, and he was exalted in the eyes of all the nations after that.

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 ruler of Tyre: This is what the Lord God says:Your heart is proud,
and you have said, ‘I am a god;
I sit in the seat of gods
in the heart of the sea.’
Yet you are a man and not a god,
though you have regarded your heart
as that of a god.

Ezekiel 29:3

Speak to him and say: This is what the Lord God says:Look, I am against you, Pharaoh king of Egypt,
the great monster lying in the middle of his Nile,
who says, ‘My Nile is my own;
I made it for myself.’

Daniel 4:30-32

the king exclaimed, “Is this not Babylon the Great that I have built by my vast power to be a royal residence and to display my majestic glory?”

Daniel 5:18

Your Majesty, the Most High God gave sovereignty, greatness, glory, and majesty to your predecessor Nebuchadnezzar.

Daniel 5:23

Instead, you have exalted yourself against the Lord of heaven. The vessels from His house were brought to you, and as you and your nobles, wives, and concubines drank wine from them, you praised the gods made of silver and gold, bronze, iron, wood, and stone, which do not see or hear or understand. But you have not glorified the God who holds your life-breath in His hand and who controls the whole course of your life.

Matthew 25:14-15

“For it is just like a man going on a journey. He called his own slaves and turned over his possessions to them.

Luke 19:13

He called 10 of his slaves, gave them 10 minas, and told them, ‘Engage in business until I come back.’

John 1:16

Indeed, we have all received grace after grace
from His fullness,

Acts 12:22-23

The assembled people began to shout, “It’s the voice of a god and not of a man!”

Romans 1:5

We have received grace and apostleship through Him to bring about the obedience of faith among all the nations, on behalf of His name,

Romans 9:16-18

So then it does not depend on human will or effort but on God who shows mercy.

Romans 12:3

For by the grace given to me, I tell everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he should think. Instead, think sensibly, as God has distributed a measure of faith to each one.

1 Corinthians 3:5

What then is Apollos? And what is Paul? They are servants through whom you believed, and each has the role the Lord has given.

1 Corinthians 5:6

Your boasting is not good. Don’t you know that a little yeast permeates the whole batch of dough?

1 Corinthians 7:7

I wish that all people were just like me. But each has his own gift from God, one person in this way and another in that way.

1 Corinthians 12:4-11

Now there are different gifts, but the same Spirit.

1 Corinthians 15:10

But by God’s grace I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not ineffective. However, I worked more than any of them, yet not I, but God’s grace that was with me.

Ephesians 3:3-5

The mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have briefly written above.

2 Thessalonians 2:12-14

so that all will be condemned—those who did not believe the truth but enjoyed unrighteousness.

1 Timothy 1:12-15

I give thanks to Christ Jesus our Lord who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, appointing me to the ministry—

Titus 3:3-7

For we too were once foolish, disobedient, deceived, enslaved by various passions and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, detesting one another.

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