1 Thus let us be accounted of you as ministers of the Meshiha, and stewards of the mysteries of Aloha.
2 So now is it required of a steward that he be one found faithful.
3 But to me it is a little thing to be Judged by you, or by any man; neither do I judge myself,
4 for of nothing in myself am I conscious; but not by this am I justified, but my judge is the Lord.
5 Therefore, do not judge before the time, until the Lord come, who will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and reveal the thoughts of hearts. Then will there be praise to each man from Aloha.
6 BUT these things, my brethren, for your sakes I have applied to the person of myself and of Apolo, that through us you may learn not to think of us beyond what is written; and that one above his neighbour may not be exalted on account of any thing.
7 For who distinguisheth thee? Or, what hast thou which thou hast not received? And if thou hast received, why dost thou boast as if thou hadst not received?
8 Now you are satiated, and are rich, and without us have reigned. But I would that you did reign, that we might also reign with you!
9 But I consider that us, the apostles, Aloha hath set last, as unto death, to be a spectacle to the world, to angels, and to men,
10 We are fools for the sake of the Meshiha, but we are wise in the Meshiha; we are the weak, but you are the mighty; you are glorified, and we abased.
11 Until this hour we hunger and thirst, we are naked and beaten and have no fixed dwelling;
12 and we labour, working with our hands. They revile us, and we bless; they persecute us, and we endure;
13 they maltreat us, and we pray for them; as the refuse of the world are we made and the execration of all men until now.
14 Not as to shame you write I these things, but as my beloved children I admonish (you).
15 For if you have ten thousand teachers in the Meshiha, yet not many fathers; for in Jeshu Meshiha I have begotten you through the gospel.
16 I entreat then of you that you be like me.
17 WHEREFORE I have sent to you Timotheos, who is my beloved son, and faithful in the Lord, that he may remind you of my ways in the Meshiha, according to that which I teach in all the churches.
18 But as if I were not coming to you, some of you are inflated.
19 But if the Lord will, quickly come I unto you; and I will know not the words of them who exalt themselves, but their power.
20 For the kingdom of Aloha is not in word, but in power.
21 How are you willing? with a rod shall I come to you, or with love and with the spirit of kindliness?