1 Corinthians 4:14
New International Version
I am writing this not to shame you but to warn you as my dear children.

New Living Translation
I am not writing these things to shame you, but to warn you as my beloved children.

English Standard Version
I do not write these things to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children.

Berean Study Bible
I am not writing this to shame you, but to warn you as my beloved children.

Berean Literal Bible
I do not write these things shaming you, but admonishing you as my beloved children.

New American Standard Bible
I do not write these things to shame you, but to admonish you as my beloved children.

King James Bible
I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.

Christian Standard Bible
I'm not writing this to shame you, but to warn you as my dear children.

Contemporary English Version
I am not writing to embarrass you. I want to help you, just as parents help their own dear children.

Good News Translation
I write this to you, not because I want to make you feel ashamed, but to instruct you as my own dear children.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I'm not writing this to shame you, but to warn you as my dear children.

International Standard Version
I'm not writing this to make you feel ashamed, but to warn you as my dear children.

NET Bible
I am not writing these things to shame you, but to correct you as my dear children.

New Heart English Bible
I do not write these things to shame you, but to admonish you as my beloved children.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I do not write these things to shame you, but I give admonition as to dear children.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I'm not writing this to make you feel ashamed but to instruct you as my dear children.

New American Standard 1977
I do not write these things to shame you, but to admonish you as my beloved children.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I do not write these things to shame you, but to warn you, as to my beloved sons.

King James 2000 Bible
I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.

American King James Version
I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.

American Standard Version
I write not these things to shame you, but to admonish you as my beloved children.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I write not these things to confound you; but I admonish you as my dearest children.

Darby Bible Translation
Not [as] chiding do I write these things to you, but as my beloved children I admonish [you].

English Revised Version
I write not these things to shame you, but to admonish you as my beloved children.

Webster's Bible Translation
I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.

Weymouth New Testament
I am not writing all this to shame you, but I am offering you advice as my dearly-loved children.

World English Bible
I don't write these things to shame you, but to admonish you as my beloved children.

Young's Literal Translation
Not as putting you to shame do I write these things, but as my beloved children I do admonish,
Study Bible
Paul Warns his Children
13when we are slandered, we answer gently. Up to this moment we have become the scum of the earth, the refuse of the world. 14I am not writing this to shame you, but to warn you as my beloved children. 15Even if you have ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 4:17
That 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.

1 Corinthians 6:5
I say this to your shame. Is there really no one among you wise enough to arbitrate between his brothers?

1 Corinthians 15:34
Sober up as you ought, and stop sinning; for some of you are ignorant of God. I say this to your shame.

2 Corinthians 6:13
As a fair exchange, I ask you as my children: Open wide your hearts also.

2 Corinthians 12:14
See, I am ready to come to you a third time, and I will not be a burden, because I am not seeking your possessions, but you. For children should not have to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.

1 Thessalonians 2:11
For you know that we treated each of you as a father treats his own children.

2 Thessalonians 3:14
Take note of anyone who does not obey the instructions we have given in this letter. Do not associate with him, so that he may be ashamed.

Philemon 1:10
I appeal to you for my child Onesimus, whose father I became while I was in chains.

1 John 2:1
My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you will not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate before the Father--Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.

3 John 1:4
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.

Treasury of Scripture

I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.

write.

1 Corinthians 9:15
But I have used none of these things: neither have I written these things, that it should be so done unto me: for it were better for me to die, than that any man should make my glorying void.

2 Corinthians 7:3
I speak not this to condemn you: for I have said before, that ye are in our hearts to die and live with you.

2 Corinthians 12:19
Again, think ye that we excuse ourselves unto you? we speak before God in Christ: but we do all things, dearly beloved, for your edifying.

my.

1 Corinthians 4:15
For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.

2 Corinthians 6:11-13
O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged…

2 Corinthians 11:11
Wherefore? because I love you not? God knoweth.

I.

Ezekiel 3:21
Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also thou hast delivered thy soul.

Acts 20:31
Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.

Colossians 1:28
Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:







Lexicon
I am not writing
γράφω (graphō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1125: A primary verb; to 'grave', especially to write; figuratively, to describe.

this
ταῦτα (tauta)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

to shame
ἐντρέπων (entrepōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1788: From en and the base of trope; to invert, i.e. in a good sense, to respect; or in a bad one, to confound.

you,
ὑμᾶς (hymas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

but
ἀλλ’ (all’)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

to warn you
νουθετῶν (nouthetōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3560: To admonish, warn, counsel, exhort. From the same as nouthesia; to put in mind, i.e. to caution or reprove gently.

as
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

my
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

beloved
ἀγαπητὰ (agapēta)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 27: From agapao; beloved.

children.
τέκνα (tekna)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 5043: A child, descendent, inhabitant. From the base of timoria; a child.
(14) I write not these things to shame you.--Better, I write these things not as one making you ashamed, but I am warning you as beloved children. The mingled irony and reproach of the preceding verses here ceases, and from indignant expostulation the writer now turns to make a tender and touching appeal to their better nature and their sympathy. This abrupt and sudden change in style is characteristic of the writings of St. Paul. Similar passages are nowhere to be found in the writings of the other Apostles. The following verses to the end of this chapter soften the severity of this early part of the Epistle by explaining in what spirit he has written, and the right which he has as their "father in the faith" to so address them.

Verses 14-21. - The practical steps which he intends to take with reference to these party divisions. Verse 14. - To shame you. Such seems to be the meaning of the word, for it is so used in the LXX. (compare the use of the verb in 2 Thessalonians 3:14; Titus 2:8; and of the substantive in 1 Corinthians 6:5; 1 Corinthians 15:34). I warn; rather, I admonish. St. Paul here gives the reason why he cannot write angrily or bitterly, even though he has used strong expostulation and keen irony. It is because he regards himself as their spiritual father (comp. 2 Corinthians 6:13; 2 Corinthians 12:14, 15; 1 Thessalonians 2:11). 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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