1 Corinthians 4:18
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New International Version
Some of you have become arrogant, as if I were not coming to you.

New Living Translation
Some of you have become arrogant, thinking I will not visit you again.

English Standard Version
Some are arrogant, as though I were not coming to you.

Berean Study Bible
Some of you have become arrogant, as if I were not coming to you.

Berean Literal Bible
Now some have become puffed up, as if I were not coming to you.

New American Standard Bible
Now some have become arrogant, as though I were not coming to you.

King James Bible
Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come to you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now some are inflated with pride, as though I were not coming to you.

International Standard Version
Some of you have become arrogant, as though I were not coming to evaluate you.

NET Bible
Some have become arrogant, as if I were not coming to you.

New Heart English Bible
Now some are puffed up, as though I were not coming to you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But some of you are boisterous as if I am not coming to you,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Some of you have become arrogant because you think I won't pay you a visit.

New American Standard 1977
Now some have become arrogant, as though I were not coming to you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now some are puffed up as though I will never come to you.

King James 2000 Bible
Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come to you.

American King James Version
Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come to you.

American Standard Version
Now some are puffed up, as though I were not coming to you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As if I would not come to you, so some are puffed up.

Darby Bible Translation
But some have been puffed up, as if I were not coming to you;

English Revised Version
Now some are puffed up, as though I were not coming to you.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come to you.

Weymouth New Testament
But some of you have been puffed up through getting the idea that I am not coming to Corinth.

World English Bible
Now some are puffed up, as though I were not coming to you.

Young's Literal Translation
And as if I were not coming unto you certain were puffed up;
Study Bible
Paul's Warns his Children
17That is why I have sent you Timothy, my beloved and faithful child in the Lord. He will remind you of my way of life in Christ Jesus, which is exactly what I teach everywhere in every church. 18Some of you have become arrogant, as if I were not coming to you. 19But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord is willing, and then I will find out not only what these arrogant people are saying, but what power they have.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 4:6
Brothers, I have applied these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, so that you may learn from us not to go beyond what is written. Then you will not take pride in one man over another.

1 Corinthians 4:21
Which do you prefer? Shall I come to you with a rod, or in love and with a gentle spirit?

2 Corinthians 10:2
I beg you that when I come, I may not need to be as bold as I expect toward those who presume that we live according to the flesh.

2 Corinthians 12:20
For I am afraid that when I come, I may not find you as I wish, and you may not find me as you wish. I fear that there may be quarreling, jealousy, rage, rivalry, slander, gossip, arrogance, and disorder.
Treasury of Scripture

Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come to you.

(18) Now some are puffed up.--Some of those in Corinth who were puffed up were in the habit of saying that the Apostle would not come and visit the Corinthian Church. The moment they heard the announcement that he was sending Timothy, they would naturally say, That is a proof of the truth of our assertion. He is afraid to come himself, so he sends Timothy in his stead. "But," says St. Paul, "I will come to you shortly, God willing"--his intention was to remain at Ephesus until after Pentecost (see 1Corinthians 16:8)--"and then I shall take cognisance of spiritual power, and not of empty and boastful words; for that kingdom which Christ founded, and which we, his ambassadors, are establishing, does not consist in mere words, but in spiritual might."

Verse 18. - Are puffed up; rather, were puffed up; at the time that they made these disparaging comparisons of me with others. As though I would not come to you; rather, as though I were not coming to you. St. Paul was on the eve of starting for Macedonia on his way to visit them (1 Corinthians 16:5), but, owing to the grievous state of the Church, he subsequently changed his purpose (2 Corinthians 1:15, 23). When he left them he had promised to return, "if God wilt" (Acts 18:21). His many enemies and critics were likely to say, "He is afraid to come himself, and so he sends Timothy." They flattered themselves that he was alarmed by their culture and intellectualism. Now some are puffed up,.... Some with their gifts, learning, and eloquence, and with the high station they were in, in the church; believing they should continue therein undisturbed, thinking them selves safe and secure through the absence of the apostle, and which they flattered themselves would always be the case:

as though I would not come to you; and others that were for Apollos and Cephas against Paul, were puffed up against their fellow members on the same account; hoping they should never see him more, to put them in any other situation than what they were in, by demolishing their factions and parties; and others, as the incestuous person, and those that took encouragement to sin by his example, were also puffed up upon this score, and mourned not over, nor repented of their iniquities, but remained secure and hardened; believing the apostle would never more come among them, to call them to an account for their malpractices. 18. some … as though I would not come—He guards against some misconstruing (as by the Spirit he foresees they will, when his letter shall have arrived) his sending Timothy, "as though" he "would not come" (or, "were not coming") himself. A puffed-up spirit was the besetting sin of the Corinthians (compare 1Co 1:11; 5:2).4:14-21 In reproving for sin, we should distinguish between sinners and their sins. Reproofs that kindly and affectionately warn, are likely to reform. Though the apostle spoke with authority as a parent, he would rather beseech them in love. And as ministers are to set an example, others must follow them, as far as they follow Christ in faith and practice. Christians may mistake and differ in their views, but Christ and Christian truth are the same yesterday, to-day, and for ever. Whenever the gospel is effectual, it comes not in word only, but also in power, by the Holy Spirit, quickening dead sinners, delivering persons from the slavery of sin and Satan, renewing them both inwardly and outwardly, and comforting, strengthening, and establishing the saints, which cannot be done by the persuasive language of men, but by the power of God. And it is a happy temper, to have the spirit of love and meekness bear the rule, yet to maintain just authority.
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