The King James Version Bible

1 Corinthians 4:11-16

  1. Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace;

  2. And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:

  3. Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day.

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

  5. 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.

  6. Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.