New Living Translation
We work wearily with our own hands to earn our living. We bless those who curse us. We are patient with those who abuse us.
King James Bible
And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:
Darby Bible Translation
and labour, working with our own hands. Railed at, we bless; persecuted, we suffer it;
World English Bible
We toil, working with our own hands. When people curse us, we bless. Being persecuted, we endure.
Young's Literal Translation
and labour, working with our own hands; being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:12 We bless - suffer it - intreat - We do not return revilings, persecution, defamation; nothing but blessing.
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"--Judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both wilt bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts; and then shall everyman have praise of God." St. Paul having professed himself a minister of Christ, and steward of the mysteries of God, acknowledged the obligations of fidelity, and disclaimed anxious concern respecting the opinion entertained of him by his fellow men, because the Lord was his judge, here adds a caution, reprehensive …
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Do you remember what I told you? 'A slave is not greater than the master.' Since they persecuted me, naturally they will persecute you. And if they had listened to me, they would listen to you.
Paul lived and worked with them, for they were tentmakers just as he was.
Can anything ever separate us from Christ's love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death?
Bless those who persecute you. Don't curse them; pray that God will bless them.
2 Corinthians 11:8
I "robbed" other churches by accepting their contributions so I could serve you at no cost.
If you are a thief, quit stealing. Instead, use your hands for good hard work, and then give generously to others in need.
1 Peter 3:9
Don't repay evil for evil. Don't retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God has called you to do, and he will bless you for it.
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