Parallel Verses

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?

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?

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

Context Readings

The Apostles' Humility

6 Now these things, brothers, I have in a figure transferred to myself and Apollos for your sakes, that in us you might learn not to think beyond the things which are written, that none of you be puffed up against one another. 7 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? 8 You are already filled. You have already become rich. You have come to reign without us. Yes, and I wish that you did reign, that we also might reign with you.


Cross References

John 3:27

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

Romans 12:6

Having gifts differing according to the grace that was given to us, if prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of our faith;

1 Peter 4:10

As each has received a gift, employ it in serving one another, as good managers of the grace of God in its various forms.

James 1:17

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom can be no variation, nor turning shadow.

1 Chronicles 29:11-16

Yours, Yahweh, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty! For all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, Yahweh, and you are exalted as head above 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

Many brought gifts to Yahweh to Jerusalem, and precious things to Hezekiah king of Judah; so that he was exalted in the sight of all nations from thenceforth.

Proverbs 2:6

For Yahweh gives wisdom. Out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.

Ezekiel 28:2-5

Son of man, tell the prince of Tyre, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Because your heart is lifted up, and you have said, I am a god, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet you are man, and not God, though you did set your heart as the heart of God --

Ezekiel 29:3

Speak and say, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh: "Behold, I am against you, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great monster that lies in the midst of his rivers, that has said, 'My river is my own, and I have made it for myself.'

Daniel 4:30-32

The king spoke and said, Is not this great Babylon, which I have built for the royal dwelling place, by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?

Daniel 5:18

You, king, the Most High God gave Nebuchadnezzar your father the kingdom, and greatness, and glory, and majesty:

Daniel 5:23

but have lifted up yourself against the Lord of heaven; and they have brought the vessels of his house before you, and you and your lords, your wives and your concubines, have drunk wine from them; and you have praised the gods of silver and gold, of brass, iron, wood, and stone, which don't see, nor hear, nor know; and the God in whose hand your breath is, and whose are all your ways, you have not glorified.

Matthew 25:14-15

"For it is like a man, going into another country, who called his own servants, and entrusted his goods to them.

Luke 19:13

He called ten servants of his, and gave them ten mina coins, and told them, 'Conduct business until I come.'

John 1:16

From his fullness we all received grace upon grace.

Acts 12:22-23

The people shouted, "The voice of a god, and not of a man!"

Romans 1:5

through whom we received grace and apostleship, for obedience of faith among all the nations, for his name's sake;

Romans 9:16-18

So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who has mercy.

Romans 12:3

For I say, through the grace that was given me, to every man who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think reasonably, as God has apportioned to each person a measure of faith.

1 Corinthians 3:5

Who then is Apollos, and who is Paul, but servants through whom you believed; and each as the Lord gave to him?

1 Corinthians 5:6

Your boasting is not good. Don't you know that a little yeast leavens the whole lump?

1 Corinthians 7:7

Yet I wish that all men were like me. However each man has his own gift from God, one of this kind, and another of that kind.

1 Corinthians 12:4-11

Now there are various kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit.

1 Corinthians 15:10

But by the grace of God I am what I am. His grace which was bestowed on me was not futile, but I worked more than all of them; yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

Ephesians 3:3-5

how that by revelation the mystery was made known to me, as I wrote before in few words,

2 Thessalonians 2:12-14

that they all might be judged who didn't believe the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

1 Timothy 1:12-15

And I thank him who enabled me, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he counted me faithful, appointing me to service;

Titus 3:3-7

For we were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.

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