I do not mean that we rule over your faith, but we are workers with you for your joy, because by faith you stand firm.
Granted! They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but fear!
Now I want to make clear for you, brothers and sisters, the gospel that I preached to you, that you received and on which you stand,
And do not lord it over those entrusted to you, but be examples to the flock.
But you are not to be called 'Rabbi,' for you have one Teacher and you are all brothers.
and he begins to beat his fellow slaves and to eat and drink with drunkards,
through whom we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in the hope of God's glory.
What is Apollos, really? Or what is Paul? Servants through whom you came to believe, and each of us in the ministry the Lord gave us.
So I made up my own mind not to pay you another painful visit.
For we do not proclaim ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus' sake.
Stand firm therefore, by fastening the belt of truth around your waist, by putting on the breastplate of righteousness,
And since I am sure of this, I know that I will remain and continue with all of you for the sake of your progress and joy in the faith,
And the Lord's slave must not engage in heated disputes but be kind toward all, an apt teacher, patient,
Be sober and alert. Your enemy the devil, like a roaring lion, is on the prowl looking for someone to devour.