1 CORINTHIANS 4:13

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day.”

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1 Corinthians 4:13 Translation & Meaning

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Being defamed, βλασφημούμενοι To vilify; specially, to speak impiously Being defamed
we intreat: παρακαλοῦμεν· To call near, i.e., invite, invoke (by imploration, hortation or consolation) intreat
we are made ἐγενήθημεν To cause to be ("gen"-erate), i.e., (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literal, figurative, intensive, etc.) are made
as ὡς Which how, i.e., in that manner (very variously used, as follows) as
the filth περικαθάρματα Something cleaned off all around, i.e., refuse (figuratively) filth
of κόσμου Orderly arrangement, i.e., decoration; by implication, the world (including its inhabitants, literally or figuratively (morally)) of
the τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
world, κόσμου Orderly arrangement, i.e., decoration; by implication, the world (including its inhabitants, literally or figuratively (morally)) world
and are (No Greek definition. English implied.)
the offscouring περίψημα Something brushed all around, i.e., off-scrapings (figuratively, scum) offscouring
of all things πάντων All, any, every, the whole all things
unto ἕως A conjunction, preposition and adverb of continuance, until (of time and place) unto
this day. ἄρτι Just now day

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  • 11  Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace;

  • 12  And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:

  • 13  Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day.

  • 14  I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.

  • 15  For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.




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