'Brothers' in the Bible
Now I urge you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree in what you say, that there be no divisions among you, and that you be united with the same understanding and the same conviction.
For it has been reported to me about you, my brothers, by members of Chloe’s household, that there is rivalry among you.
Brothers, consider your calling: Not many are wise from a human perspective, not many powerful, not many of noble birth.
When I came to you, brothers, announcing the testimony of God to you, I did not come with brilliance of speech or wisdom.
Brothers, I was not able to speak to you as spiritual people but as people of the flesh, as babies in Christ.
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.
I say this to your shame! Can it be that there is not one wise person among you who is able to arbitrate between his brothers?
Instead, you act unjustly and cheat—and you do this to believers!
Brothers, each person should remain with God in whatever situation he was called.
And I say this, brothers: The time is limited, so from now on those who have wives should be as though they had none,
Now when you sin like this against the brothers and wound their weak conscience, you are sinning against Christ.
Don’t we have the right to be accompanied by a Christian wife like the other apostles, the Lord’s brothers, and Cephas?
Now I want you to know, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, all passed through the sea,
Therefore, my brothers, when you come together to eat, wait for one another.
Now concerning what comes from the Spirit: brothers, I do not want you to be unaware.
But now, brothers, if I come to you speaking in other languages, how will I benefit you unless I speak to you with a revelation or knowledge or prophecy or teaching?
Brothers, don’t be childish in your thinking, but be infants in regard to evil and adult in your thinking.
What then is the conclusion, brothers? Whenever you come together, each one has a psalm, a teaching, a revelation, another language, or an interpretation. All things must be done for edification.
Therefore, my brothers, be eager to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in other languages.
Now brothers, I want to clarify for you the gospel I proclaimed to you; you received it and have taken your stand on it.
Then He appeared to over 500 brothers at one time;most of them are still alive,but some have fallen asleep.
Brothers, I tell you this: Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, and corruption cannot inherit incorruption.
Therefore, my dear brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the Lord’s work, knowing that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
Therefore, no one should look down on him. Send him on his way in peace so he can come to me, for I am expecting him with the brothers.
About our brother Apollos: I strongly urged him to come to you with the brothers, but he was not at all willing to come now. However, he will come when he has an opportunity.
Brothers, you know the household of Stephanas: They are the firstfruits of Achaia and have devoted themselves to serving the saints. I urge you
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