1 Corinthians 4:11
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New International Version
To this very hour we go hungry and thirsty, we are in rags, we are brutally treated, we are homeless.

New Living Translation
Even now we go hungry and thirsty, and we don't have enough clothes to keep warm. We are often beaten and have no home.

English Standard Version
To the present hour we hunger and thirst, we are poorly dressed and buffeted and homeless,

New American Standard Bible
To this present hour we are both hungry and thirsty, and are poorly clothed, and are roughly treated, and are homeless;

King James Bible
Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Up to the present hour we are both hungry and thirsty; we are poorly clothed, roughly treated, homeless;

International Standard Version
We are hungry, thirsty, dressed in rags, brutally treated, and homeless, right up to the present.

NET Bible
To the present hour we are hungry and thirsty, poorly clothed, brutally treated, and without a roof over our heads.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Until this hour we are hungry and we are thirsty, we are naked, we are abused, and we have no dwelling place,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
To this moment, we are hungry, thirsty, poorly dressed, roughly treated, and homeless.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Even unto this present hour we both hunger and thirst and are ill clad and are buffeted and have no certain dwellingplace

King James 2000 Bible
Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwelling place;

American King James Version
Even to this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwelling place;

American Standard Version
Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwelling-place;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Even unto this hour we both hunger and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no fixed abode;

Darby Bible Translation
To the present hour we both hunger and thirst, and are in nakedness, and buffeted, and wander without a home,

English Revised Version
Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwelling place;

Webster's Bible Translation
Even to this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwelling-place;

Weymouth New Testament
To this very moment we endure both hunger and thirst, with scanty clothing and many a blow.

World English Bible
Even to this present hour we hunger, thirst, are naked, are beaten, and have no certain dwelling place.

Young's Literal Translation
unto the present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and wander about,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

4:7-13 We have no reason to be proud; all we have, or are, or do, that is good, is owing to the free and rich grace of God. A sinner snatched from destruction by sovereign grace alone, must be very absurd and inconsistent, if proud of the free gifts of God. St. Paul sets forth his own circumstances, ver. 9. Allusion is made to the cruel spectacles in the Roman games; where men were forced to cut one another to pieces, to divert the people; and where the victor did not escape with his life, though he should destroy his adversary, but was only kept for another combat, and must be killed at last. The thought that many eyes are upon believers, when struggling with difficulties or temptations, should encourage constancy and patience. We are weak, but ye are strong. All Christians are not alike exposed. Some suffer greater hardships than others. The apostle enters into particulars of their sufferings. And how glorious the charity and devotion that carried them through all these hardships! They suffered in their persons and characters as the worst and vilest of men; as the very dirt of the world, that was to be swept away: nay, as the offscouring of all things, the dross of all things. And every one who would be faithful in Christ Jesus, must be prepared for poverty and contempt. Whatever the disciples of Christ suffer from men, they must follow the example, and fulfil the will and precepts of their Lord. They must be content, with him and for him, to be despised and abused. It is much better to be rejected, despised, and ill used, as St. Paul was, than to have the good opinion and favour of the world. Though cast off by the world as vile, yet we may be precious to God, gathered up with his own hand, and placed upon his throne.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 11. - Unto this present hour. In these three verses he draws a picture of the condition of the apostles, especially of the trials to which he was himself subjected, on which the best comment is in 2 Corinthians 11:23-27. This letter was written from Ephesus, where he had so much to do and to endure (Acts 20:31). Hunger and thirst. "In hunger and thirst, in fastings often" (2 Corinthians 11:27). Are naked (Matthew 25:36; James 2:15; and comp. 2 Corinthians 11:27). And are buffeted. The verb means literally, are slapped in the face (comp. 2 Corinthians 12:7). Such insults, together with scourgings, fell to the lot of St. Paul (Acts 23:2, etc.) and the other apostles (Acts 16:23, 1 Peter 2:20), as well as to that of their Lord (Matthew 26:57, etc.). It showed the utter contempt with which they were treated; for though St. Paul ought to have been exempt from such violence, both as a freeman and a Roman citizen, he was treated as vilely as if he had been a mere foreign slave. Have no certain dwelling place. This homelessness was among the severest of all trials (Matthew 8:20; Matthew 10:23).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Even unto this present hour,.... What is about to be related was not what befell the apostles now and then, and a great while ago; but what for a considerable time, and unto the present time, was more or less the common constant series and course of life they were inured to:

we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked; wanted the common necessaries of life, food to eat, and raiment to put on, and gold and silver to purchase any with; which might be, when, as it was sometimes their case, they were in desert places, or on the seas; or when they fell among thieves; or had given all away, as they sometimes did, for the relief of others; or when they were not, as sometimes, taken notice of, and provided for, where they ministered, as they ought to have been.

And are buffeted; not only by Satan, as the apostle was, but by men; scourged, whipped, and beaten by them; scourged in the synagogues by the Jews with forty stripes save one; and beaten with rods by the Romans, and other Gentiles.

And have no certain dwelling place; were in an unsettled state, always moving from one place to another, and had no place they could call their own; like their Lord and master, who had not where to lay his head; and like some of the Old Testament saints, who wandered about in sheep skins and goat skins, in deserts, and in mountains, in dens and caves of the earth.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

11. (2Co 11:23-27).

naked—that is, insufficiently clad (Ro 8:35).

buffeted—as a slave (1Pe 2:20), the reverse of the state of the Corinthians, "reigning as kings" (Ac 23:2). So Paul's master before him was "buffeted" as a slave, when about to die a slave's death (Mt 26:67).

1 Corinthians 4:11 Additional Commentaries
Context
Do Not Be Proud
10We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are prudent in Christ; we are weak, but you are strong; you are distinguished, but we are without honor. 11To this present hour we are both hungry and thirsty, and are poorly clothed, and are roughly treated, and are homeless; 12and we toil, working with our own hands; when we are reviled, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure;…
Cross References
Romans 8:35
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?

2 Corinthians 6:5
in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger;

2 Corinthians 11:20
In fact, you even put up with anyone who enslaves you or exploits you or takes advantage of you or puts on airs or slaps you in the face.

2 Corinthians 11:23
Are they servants of Christ? (I am out of my mind to talk like this.) I am more. I have worked much harder, been in prison more frequently, been flogged more severely, and been exposed to death again and again.

2 Corinthians 11:27
I have labored and toiled and have often gone without sleep; I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone without food; I have been cold and naked.

Philippians 4:12
I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.
Treasury of Scripture

Even to this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwelling place;

unto.

1 Corinthians 9:4 Have we not power to eat and to drink?

2 Corinthians 4:8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, …

2 Corinthians 6:4,5 But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in …

2 Corinthians 11:26,27 In journeys often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in …

Philippians 4:12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where …

and are naked.

Job 22:6 For you have taken a pledge from your brother for nothing, and stripped …

Romans 8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, …

and are buffeted.

Acts 14:19 And there came thither certain Jews from Antioch and Iconium, who …

Acts 16:23 And when they had laid many stripes on them, they cast them into …

Acts 23:2 And the high priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him to smite …

2 Corinthians 11:23-25 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labors …

2 Timothy 3:11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came to me at Antioch, at Iconium, …

and have.

Matthew 8:20 And Jesus said to him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the …

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