1 Corinthians 4:1
1 Corinthians 4:1-4 The Message (MSG)
Don’t imagine us leaders to be something we aren’t. We are servants of Christ, not his masters. We are guides into God’s divine secrets, not security guards posted to protect them. The requirements for a good guide are reliability and accurate knowledge. It matters very little to me what you think of me, even less where I rank in popular opinion. I don’t even rank myself. Comparisons in these matters are pointless. I’m not aware of anything that would disqualify me from being a good guide for you, but that doesn’t mean much. The Master makes that judgment.
1 Corinthians 4:1 New American Standard Bible - NASB 1995 (NASB1995)
Let a man regard us in this manner, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.
1 Corinthians 4:1 New Living Translation (NLT)
So look at Apollos and me as mere servants of Christ who have been put in charge of explaining God’s mysteries.
1 Corinthians 4:1 King James Version (KJV)
Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.
1 Corinthians 4:1 New Century Version (NCV)
People should think of us as servants of Christ, the ones God has trusted with his secrets.
1 Corinthians 4:1 American Standard Version (ASV)
Let a man so account of us, as of ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.
1 Corinthians 4:1 New International Version (NIV)
This, then, is how you ought to regard us: as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the mysteries God has revealed.
I Corinthians 4:1 New King James Version (NKJV)
Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.
1 Corinthians 4:1 Amplified Bible (AMP)
So then, let us [who minister] be regarded as servants of Christ and stewards (trustees, administrators) of the mysteries of God [that He chooses to reveal].
1 Corinthians 4:1 The Passion Translation (TPT)
So then you must perceive us—not as leaders of factions, but as servants of the Anointed One, those who have been entrusted with God’s mysteries.