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1فَلْيَنْظُرْ إِلَيْنَا النَّاسُ بِاعْتِبَارِنَا خُدَّاماً لِلْمَسِيحِ وَوُكَلاَءَ عَلَى أَسْرَارِ اللهِ. وَالْمَطْلُوبُ مِنَ الْوُكَلاَءِ، قَبْلَ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ، أَنْ يُوجَدَ كُلٌّ مِنْهُمْ أَمِيناً. أَمَّا أَنَا، فَأَقَلُّ مَا أَهْتَمُّ بِهِ هُوَ أَنْ يَتِمَّ الْحُكْمُ فِيَّ مِنْ قِبَلِكُمْ أَوْ مِنْ قِبَلِ مَحْكَمَةٍ بَشَرِيَّةٍ. بَلْ أَنَا بِذَاتِي لَسْتُ أَحْكُمُ عَلَى نَفْسِي. فَإِنَّ ضَمِيرِي لَا يُؤَنِّبُنِي بِشَيْءٍ، وَلَكِنِّي لَسْتُ أَعْتَمِدُ عَلَى ذَلِكَ لِتَبْرِيرِ نَفْسِي. فَإِنَّ الَّذِي يَحْكُمُ فِيَّ هُوَ الرَّبُّ. إِذَنْ، لَا تَحْكُمُوا فِي شَيْءٍ قَبْلَ الأَوَانِ، رَيْثَمَا يَرْجِعُ الرَّبُّ الَّذِي سَيُسَلِّطُ النُّورَ عَلَى الأَشْيَاءِ الَّتِي يَحْجُبُهَا الظَّلاَمُ الآنَ، وَيَكْشِفُ نِيَّاتِ الْقُلُوبِ، عِنْدَئِذٍ يَنَالُ كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ حَقَّهُ مِنَ الْمَدْحِ مِنْ عِنْدِ اللهِ! فِيمَا سَبَقَ، أَيُّهَا الإِخْوَةُ، قَدَّمْتُ نَفْسِي وَأَبُلُّوسَ إِيضَاحاً لَكُمْ، لِتَتَعَلَّمُوا مَنَّا أَنْ لَا تُحَلِّقُوا بِأَفْكَارِكُمْ فَوْقَ مَا قَدْ كُتِبَ، فَلاَ يُفَاخِرَ أَحَدُكُمُ الآخَرَ تَحَزُّباً لأَحَدٍ. فَمَنْ جَعَلَكَ مُتَمَيِّزاً عَنْ غَيْرِكَ؟ وَأَيُّ شَيْءٍ مِمَّا لَكَ لَمْ تَكُنْ قَدْ أَخَذْتَهُ هِبَةً؟ وَمَادُمْتَ قَدْ أَخَذْتَ، فَلِمَاذَا تَتَبَاهَى كَأَنَّكَ لَمْ تَأْخُذْ؟ إِنَّكُمْ قَدْ شَبِعْتُمْ وَقَدِ اغْتَنَيْتُمْ! قَدْ صِرْتُمْ مُلُوكاً وَتَخَلَّيْتُمْ عَنَّا! وَيَا لَيْتَكُمْ مُلُوكٌ حَقّاً فَنَشْتَرِكَ مَعَكُمْ فِي الْمُلْكِ! فَإِنِّي أَرَى أَنَّ اللهَ عَرَضَنَا، نَحْنُ الرُّسُلَ، فِي آخِرِ الْمَوْكِبِ كَأَنَّهُ مَحْكُومٌ عَلَيْنَا بِالْمَوْتِ، لأَنَّنَا صِرْنَا مَعْرِضاً لِلْعَالَمِ، لِلْمَلاَئِكَةِ وَالْبَشَرِ مَعاً. 10 نَحْنُ جُهَلاَءُ مِنْ أَجْلِ الْمَسِيحِ، وَأَنْتُمْ حُكَمَاءُ فِي الْمَسِيحِ. نَحْنُ ضُعَفَاءُ وَأَنْتُمْ أَقْوِيَاءُ. أَنْتُمْ مُكَرَّمُونَ وَنَحْنُ مُهَانُونَ. 11 فَمَازِلْنَا حَتَّى هَذِهِ السَّاعَةِ نَجُوعُ وَنَعْطَشُ، وَنَعْرَى وَنُلْطَمُ وَلَيْسَ لَنَا مَأْوَى 12 وَنُجْهِدُ أَنْفُسَنَا فِي الشُّغْلِ بِأَيْدِينَا. نَتَعَرَّضُ لِلإِهَانَةِ فَنُبَارِكُ، وَلِلاضْطِهَادِ فَنَحْتَمِلُ 13 وَلِلتَّجْرِيحِ فَنُسَالِمُ. صِرْنَا كَأَقْذَارِ الْعَالَمِ وَنُفَايَةِ الْجَمِيعِ، وَمَازِلْنَا! 14 لَا أَكْتُبُ هَذَا تَخْجِيلاً لَكُمْ، بَلْ أُنَبِّهُكُمْ بِاعْتِبَارِكُمْ أَوْلاَدِيَ الأَحِبَّاءَ. 15 فَقَدْ يَكُونُ لَكُمْ عَشَرَةُ آلافٍ مِنَ الْمُرْشِدِينَ فِي الْمَسِيحِ، وَلكِنْ لَيْسَ لَكُمْ آبَاءُ كَثِيرُونَ! لأَنِّي أَنَا وَلَدْتُكُمْ فِي الْمَسِيحِ يَسُوعَ بِالإِنْجِيلِ. 16 فَأَدْعُوكُمْ إِذَنْ إِلَى الاقْتِدَاءِ بِي. 17 لِهَذَا السَّبَبِ عَيْنِهِ أَرْسَلْتُ إِلَيْكُمْ تِيمُوثَاوُسَ، ابْنِي الْحَبِيبَ الأَمِينَ فِي الرَّبِّ، فَهُوَ يُذَكِّرُكُمْ بِطُرُقِي فِي السُّلُوكِ فِي الْمَسِيحِ كَمَا أُعَلِّمُ بِهَا فِي كُلِّ مَكَانٍ فِي جَمِيعِ الْكَنَائِسِ. 18 فَإِنَّ بَعْضاً مِنْكُمْ ظَنُّوا أَنِّي لَنْ آتِيَ إِلَيْكُمْ فَانْتَفَخُوا تَكَبُّراً! 19 وَلَكِنِّي سَآتِي إِلَيْكُمْ عَاجِلاً، إِنْ شَاءَ الرَّبُّ، فَأَخْتَبِرُ لَا كَلاَمَ هؤُلاَءِ الْمُنْتَفِخِينَ بَلْ قُوَّتَهُمْ. 20 فَإِنَّ مَلَكُوتَ اللهِ لَيْسَ بِالْكَلاَمِ، بَلْ بِالْقُدْرَةِ. 21 كَيْفَ تُفَضِّلُونَ أَنْ آتِيَ إِلَيْكُمْ: أَبِالْعَصَا أَوْ بِالْمَحَبَّةِ وَرُوحِ الْوَدَاعَةِ؟

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1 Corinthians 4

Servants of Christ

1So 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]. In this case, moreover, it is required [as essential and demanded] of stewards that one be found faithful and trustworthy. But [as for me personally] it matters very little to me that I may be judged by you or any human court [on this point]; in fact, I do not even judge myself. I am aware of nothing against myself and I feel blameless, but I am not by this acquitted [before God]. It is the Lord who judges me. So do not go on passing judgment before the appointed time, but wait until the Lord comes, for He will both bring to light the [secret] things that are hidden in darkness and disclose the motives of the hearts. Then each one’s praise will come from God.

Now I have applied these things [that is, the analogies about factions] to myself and Apollos for your benefit, believers, so that you may learn from us not to go beyond what is written [in Scripture], so that none of you will become arrogant and boast in favor of one [minister or teacher] against the other. For who regards you as superior or what sets you apart as special? What do you have that you did not receive [from another]? And if in fact you received it [from God or someone else], why do you boast as if you had not received it [but had gained it by yourself]?

[You behave as if] you are already filled [with spiritual wisdom and in need of nothing more]. Already you have become rich [in spiritual gifts]! You [in your conceit] have ascended your thrones and become kings without us; and how I wish [that it were true and] that you did reign as kings, so that we might reign with you. For, I think, God has exhibited us apostles at the end of the line, like men sentenced to death [and paraded as prisoners in a procession], because we have become a spectacle to the world [a show in the world’s amphitheater], both to angels and to men. 10 We are [regarded as] fools for Christ, but you are so wise in Christ; we are weak, but you are strong; you are highly esteemed, but we are dishonored. 11 To this present hour we are both hungry and thirsty; we are continually poorly dressed, and we are roughly treated, and wander homeless. 12 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. 13 When we are slandered, we try to be conciliatory and answer softly. We have become like the scum of the world, the dregs of all things, even until now.

14 I do not write these things to shame you, but to warn and advise you as my beloved children. 15 For even if you were to have ten thousand teachers [to guide you] in Christ, yet you would not have many fathers [who led you to Christ and assumed responsibility for you], for I became your father in Christ Jesus through the good news [of salvation]. 16 So I urge you, be imitators of me [just as a child imitates his father]. 17 For this reason I have sent Timothy to you, who is my beloved and faithful child in the Lord, and he will remind you of my way of life in Christ [my conduct and my precepts for godly living], just as I teach everywhere in every church. 18 Now some of you have become arrogant and pretentious, as though I were not coming to see you. 19 But I will come to you soon, if the Lord is willing, and I will find out not just the talk of these arrogant people, but [evaluate] their [spiritual] power [whether they live up to their own claims]. 20 For the kingdom of God is not based on talk but on power. 21 Which do you prefer? Shall I come to you with a rod [of discipline and correction], or with love and a gentle spirit?