King James Version

1 Corinthians 4:1-21

1Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. 2Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. 3But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man’s judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self. 4For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord. 5Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God. 6And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another. 7For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it? 8Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye have reigned as kings without us: and I would to God ye did reign, that we also might reign with you. 9For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men. 10We are fools for Christ’s sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised. 11Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace; 12And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it: 13Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day. 14I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you. 15For though ye have ten thousand instructers in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel. 16Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me. 17For this cause have I sent unto you Timotheus, who is my beloved son, and faithful in the Lord, who shall bring you into remembrance of my ways which be in Christ, as I teach every where in every church. 18Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come to you. 19But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will, and will know, not the speech of them which are puffed up, but the power. 20For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power. 21What will ye? shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?

Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

1 Korintofoɔ 4:1-21

Kristo Asomafoɔ

1Ɛsɛ sɛ mobu yɛn sɛ Kristo asomfoɔ a wɔde Onyankopɔn ahintasɛm a ɛyɛ nokorɛ no ahyɛ yɛn nsa. 2Adeɛ baako a wɔrehwehwɛ afiri onipa a wɔde ahintasɛm no ahyɛ ne nsa no ne sɛ, ɔbɛdi ne wura no nokorɛ. 3Sɛ mo anaa onipa bi bu me atɛn seesei a ɛmfa me ho. Mʼankasa nso memmu me ho atɛn. 4Mʼadwene mu yɛ fann, nanso ɛno nkyerɛ sɛ medi bem fitaa. Awurade nko ara na ɔbu me atɛn. 5Enti, ɛnsɛ sɛ obiara bu ne yɔnko atɛn kɔsi sɛ ɛberɛ a ɛsɛ bɛba. Awurade ba mu no na wɔbɛbu atɛn a ɛtwa toɔ. Ɔbɛda deɛ ahinta wɔ sum mu no adi na wada deɛ ahinta wɔ nnipa akoma mu no nso adi. Na nkamfo a ɛsɛ sɛ onipa biara nya firi Onyankopɔn hɔ no, wɔakamfo no.

6Anuanom, mo enti mede Apolo ne me ayɛ nhwɛsoɔ, sɛdeɛ ɛbɛma mo asuasɛm a ɛka sɛ, “Di mmara pa so” no. Ɛnsɛ sɛ mo mu biara de onipa bi hoahoa ne ho na ɔbu ɔfoforɔ nso onipa teta. 7Hwan na ɔka kyerɛɛ wo sɛ wokorɔn sene afoforɔ? Ɛnyɛ Onyankopɔn na ɔde biribiara a wowɔ no maa wo? Na adɛn enti na wode hoahoa wo ho sɛdeɛ ɛnyɛ akyɛdeɛ?

8Biribiara a mohwehwɛ no, mo nsa aka dada! Moyɛ adefoɔ dada. Moayeyɛ ahemfo, nanso yɛnyɛ bi! Nokorɛm, anka mepɛ sɛ moyɛ ahemfo na anka yɛn nso yɛyɛ ahemfo bɛka mo ho. 9Ɛyɛ me sɛ yɛn asomafoɔ yi deɛ, Onyankopɔn de yɛn atwa toɔ sɛ nnipa bi a wɔabu wɔn kumfɔ wɔ badwa mu sɛ nnipa ne ewiase abɔfoɔ nyinaa nhwɛ. 10Kristo enti, yɛyɛ nkwaseafoɔ, nanso moyɛ anyansafoɔ wɔ Kristo mu. Yɛyɛ mmerɛ, nanso moyɛ den. Wɔmmu yɛn, nanso wɔbu mo. 11Ɛbɛsi saa ɛberɛ yi mu ɛkɔm ne sukɔm de yɛn. Yɛfira ntomago; wɔhwe yɛn; yɛdi atutena; 12yɛyɛ adwuma a ɛyɛ den de hwɛ yɛn ho. Wɔdome yɛn a, yɛhyira; wɔhwe yɛn a yɛgyina ano. 13Wɔya yɛn a, yɛde kasa pa bua. Yɛte sɛ ewiase yi mu wira bi a yɛnka hwee de bɛsi ɛnnɛ.

14Ɛnyɛ sɛ mepɛ sɛ megu mo anim ase enti na metwerɛɛ saa nwoma yi brɛɛ mo. Na mmom, mepɛ sɛ mekyerɛ mo ɛkwan sɛ me ara me mma a medɔ wɔn. 15Na sɛ mowɔ ahwɛfoɔ ɔpedu mpo wɔ mo asetena mu wɔ Kristo mu a, mowɔ Agya baako pɛ. Na mo nkwa a ɛwɔ Kristo Yesu mu no enti, menam asɛmpa a meka kyerɛɛ mo no so abɛyɛ mo agya. 16Mesrɛ mo sɛ monsuasua me. 17Ɛnam yei so enti, meresoma Timoteo na waba mo nkyɛn. Ɔyɛ mʼankasa me dɔ ba a ɔdi me nokorɛ wɔ Awurade mu. Ɔbɛkaakae mo mʼakwan foforɔ a menam so di Kristo Yesu akyi ne nkyerɛkyerɛ a mekyerɛkyerɛ wɔ asafo biara a mekɔ mu no.

18Mo mu bi ayɛ ahantan, susu sɛ meremmɛsra mo. 19Sɛ Awurade pɛ a, ɛrenkyɛre biara mɛba mo nkyɛn na mʼankasa mabɛhwɛ dwuma a saa ahantanfoɔ yi bɛtumi adi na ɛnyɛ asɛm a wɔbɛka no. 20Onyankopɔn Ahennie no nyɛ nsɛnkeka na ɛyɛ tumi. 21Emu deɛ ɛwɔ he na mopɛ? Memmɛbɔ mo mmaa anaa akoma a ɔdɔ wɔ mu na ɛbu adeɛ na memfa mmra mo nkyɛn?