1 Corinthians 4:12
1 Corinthians 4:12 Amplified Bible (AMP)
We work [for our living], working hard with our own hands. When we are reviled and verbally abused, we bless. When we are persecuted, we take it patiently and endure.
1 Corinthians 4:9-13 The Message (MSG)
It seems to me that God has put us who bear his Message on stage in a theater in which no one wants to buy a ticket. We’re something everyone stands around and stares at, like an accident in the street. We’re the Messiah’s misfits. You might be sure of yourselves, but we live in the midst of frailties and uncertainties. You might be well-thought-of by others, but we’re mostly kicked around. Much of the time we don’t have enough to eat, we wear patched and threadbare clothes, we get doors slammed in our faces, and we pick up odd jobs anywhere we can to eke out a living. When they call us names, we say, “God bless you.” When they spread rumors about us, we put in a good word for them. We’re treated like garbage, the leftovers that nobody wants. And it’s not getting any better.
1 Corinthians 4:12 New American Standard Bible - NASB 1995 (NASB1995)
and we toil, working with our own hands; when we are reviled, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure
1 Corinthians 4:12 New Living Translation (NLT)
We work wearily with our own hands to earn our living. We bless those who curse us. We are patient with those who abuse us.
1 Corinthians 4:12 King James Version (KJV)
and labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it
1 Corinthians 4:12 New Century Version (NCV)
We work hard with our own hands for our food. When people curse us, we bless them. When they hurt us, we put up with it.
1 Corinthians 4:12 American Standard Version (ASV)
and we toil, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure
1 Corinthians 4:12 New International Version (NIV)
We work hard with our own hands. When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it
I Corinthians 4:12 New King James Version (NKJV)
And we labor, working with our own hands. Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure
1 Corinthians 4:12 The Passion Translation (TPT)
We work hard, toiling with our own hands. When people abuse and insult us, we respond with a blessing, and when severely persecuted, we endure it with patience.