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1 Corinthians 1:4

    1 Corinthians 1:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I thank my God always concerning you, for the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I give praise to my God for you at all times, because of the grace of God which has been given to you in Christ Jesus;

    Webster's Revision

    I thank my God always concerning you, for the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus;

    World English Bible

    I always thank my God concerning you, for the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I thank my God always concerning you, for the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus;

    Definitions for 1 Corinthians 1:4

    Grace - Kindness; favor.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Corinthians 1:4

    For the grace - which is given you - Not only their calling to be saints, and to be sanctified in Christ Jesus; but for the various spiritual gifts which they had received, as specified in the succeeding verses.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Corinthians 1:4

    I thank my God ... - No small part of this Epistle is occupied with reproofs for the disorders which had arisen in the church at Corinth. Before proceeding, however, to the specific statement of those disorders (1 Corinthians 1:10 ff), the apostle commends them for the attainments which they had really made in divine knowledge, and thus shows that he was disposed to concede to them all that he could. It was no part of the disposition of Paul to withhold commendation where it was due. On the contrary, as he was disposed to be faithful in reproving the errors of Christians, he was no less disposed to commend them when it could be done; compare the note at Romans 1:8. A willingness to commend those who do well is as much in accordance with the gospel, as a disposition to reprove where it is deserved; and a minister, or a parent, may frequently do as decided good by judicious commendation as by reproof, and much more than by fault-finding and harsh crimination.

    On your behalf - In respect to you; that God has conferred these favors on you.

    For the grace of God - On account of the favors which God has bestowed on you through the Lord Jesus. Those favors are specified in the following verses. For the meaning of the word "grace," see the note at Romans 1:7.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Corinthians 1:4

    1:4 Always - Whenever I mention you to God in prayer.