Parallel Verses

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?

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?

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 Brothers, I have applied all this to Apollos and myself for your benefit, so that you may learn from us not to go beyond what the Scriptures say. Then you will stop boasting about one person at the expense of another. 7 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? 8 You already have all you want! You have already become rich! You have become kings without us! I wish you really were kings so that we could be kings with you!


Cross References

John 3:27

John replied, "No one can receive anything unless it has been given to them from heaven.

Romans 12:6

We have different gifts based on the grace that was given to us. So if your gift is prophecy, use your gift in proportion to your faith.

1 Peter 4:10

As good servant managers of God's grace in its various forms, serve one another with the gift each of you has received.

James 1:17

Every generous act of giving and every perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father who made the heavenly lights, in whom there is no inconsistency or shifting shadow.

1 Chronicles 29:11-16

To you, LORD, belongs the greatness, and the valor, and the splendor, and the endurance, and the majesty because all that is in heaven and on earth is yours. To you belongs the kingdom, LORD, and you are exalted as head over all.

2 Chronicles 1:7-12

That very night God appeared to Solomon and told him, "Ask what I am to give you."

2 Chronicles 32:23-29

Many brought gifts to the LORD in Jerusalem and brought presents to King Hezekiah of Judah. As a result, he was exalted in the opinion of all nations thereafter.

Proverbs 2:6

For the LORD gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

Ezekiel 28:2-5

"Son of Man, tell Tyre's Commander-in-Chief, "This is what the Lord GOD says: "Because your heart is arrogant, and because you keep saying, "I have taken my seat, I am a god, seated in God's seat right in the middle of the sea,' and because you're a man, and not a god, even though you pretend that you have a god-like heart"

Ezekiel 29:3

Tell him that this is what the Lord GOD says: "Watch out! I'm coming to get you, Pharaoh, king of Egypt! You big monster! You lay in wait in the middle of your waterways and say, "My waterways belong to me! I made them for myself!"

Daniel 4:30-32

he commented to himself, "Isn't Babylon great? I've built a royal palace in it by my own might and power, for the sake of my majesty."

Daniel 5:18

Your majesty, the Most High God gave your grandfather Nebuchadnezzar sovereignty, as well as greatness, glory, and splendor.

Daniel 5:23

"You've exalted yourself against the Lord of heaven. "You've had the vessels from his Temple brought into your presence. "And you, your officials, and your wives and mistresses drank wine from them. "You praised gods of silver, gold, bronze, iron, wood, and stone, which can't see, hear, or demonstrate knowledge. "But you didn't honor God, who holds in his power your very life and all your ways.

Matthew 25:14-15

"Similarly, it is like a man going on a trip, who called his servants and turned his money over to them.

Luke 19:13

He called ten of his servants and gave them ten coins. He told them, "Invest this money until I come back.'

John 1:16

We have all received one gracious gift after another from his abundance,

Acts 12:22-23

The people kept shouting, "This is the voice of a god, not of a man!"

Romans 1:5

Through him we received grace and a commission as an apostle to bring about faithful obedience among all the gentiles for the sake of his name.

Romans 9:16-18

Therefore, God's choice does not depend on a person's will or effort, but on God himself, who shows mercy.

Romans 12:3

For by the grace given to me I ask every one of you not to think of yourself more highly than you should think, rather to think of yourself with sober judgment on the measure of faith that God has assigned each of you.

1 Corinthians 3:5

Who is Apollos, anyhow? Or who is Paul? They're merely servants through whom you came to believe, as the Lord gave to each of us his task.

1 Corinthians 5:6

Your boasting is not good. You know that a little yeast leavens the whole batch of dough, don't you?

1 Corinthians 7:7

I would like everyone to be unmarried, like I am. However, each person has a special gift from God, one this and another that.

1 Corinthians 12:4-11

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

1 Corinthians 15:10

But by God's grace I am what I am, and his grace shown to me was not wasted. Instead, I worked harder than all the others not I, of course, but God's grace that was with me.

Ephesians 3:3-5

and how this secret was made known to me through a revelation, just as I wrote about briefly in the past.

2 Thessalonians 2:12-14

Then all who have not believed the truth but have taken pleasure in unrighteousness will be condemned.

1 Timothy 1:12-15

I thank the Messiah Jesus, our Lord, who gives me strength, that he has considered me faithful and has appointed me to his service.

Titus 3:3-7

After all, we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, and misled. We were slaves to many kinds of lusts and pleasures, spending our days in malice and jealousy. We were despised, and we hated one another.

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