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1 Corinthians 4:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man's judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man's judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— But to me it is a very small thing that I may be examined by you, or by [any] human court; in fact, I do not even examine myself.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you, or by man's judgment: yes, I judge not my own self.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But for me it is the very smallest matter that I be examined of you or of man's day. Nor do I even examine myself.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— With me, however, it counteth for the very smallest thing, that, by you, I should be examined, or by a human day. Nay! I am not even examining myself,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and to me it is for a very little thing that by you I may be judged, or by man's day, but not even myself do I judge,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But to me it is a very small thing to be judged by you or by man's day. But neither do I judge my own self.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But with mee it is a very small thing that I should bee iudged of you, or of mans iudgement: yea, I iudge not mine owne selfe.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— But to me it is a little thing to be Judged by you, or by any man; neither do I judge myself,
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— But to me, it is a light matter to be judged of by you, or by any man whatever; nay, I am no judge of myself.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
with me 1698
{1698} Prime
ἐμοί
emoi
{em-oy'}
A prolonged form of G3427; to me.
it is 2076
{2076} Prime
ἐστί
esti
{es-tee'}
Third person singular present indicative of G1510; he (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are.
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
a x1519
(1519) Complement
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
very small thing 1646
{1646} Prime
ἐλάχιστος
elachistos
{el-akh'-is-tos}
The superlative of ἔλαχυς [[elachus]] (short); used as equivalent to G3398; least (in size, amount, dignity, etc.).
y1519
[1519] Standard
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
that 2443
{2443} Prime
ἵνα
hina
{hin'-ah}
Probably from the same as the former part of G1438 (through the demonstrative idea; compare G3588); in order that (denoting the purpose or the result).
I should be judged 350
{0350} Prime
ἀνακρίνω
anakrino
{an-ak-ree'-no}
From G0303 and G2919; properly to scrutinize, that is, (by implication) investigate, interrogate, determine.
z5686
<5686> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 219
of 5259
{5259} Prime
ὑπό
hupo
{hoop-o'}
A primary preposition; under, that is, (with the genitive) of place (beneath), or with verbs (the agency or means, through); (with the accusative) of place (whither [underneath] or where [below]) or time (when [at]).
you, 5216
{5216} Prime
ὑμῶν
humon
{hoo-mone'}
Genitive case of G5210; of (from or concerning) you.
or 2228
{2228} Prime

e
{ay}
A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than.
of 5259
{5259} Prime
ὑπό
hupo
{hoop-o'}
A primary preposition; under, that is, (with the genitive) of place (beneath), or with verbs (the agency or means, through); (with the accusative) of place (whither [underneath] or where [below]) or time (when [at]).
man's 442
{0442} Prime
ἀνθρώπινος
anthropinos
{anth-ro'-pee-nos}
From G0444; human.
judgment: 2250
{2250} Prime
ἡμέρα
hemera
{hay-mer'-ah}
Feminine (with G5610 implied) of a derivative of ἧμαι [[hemai]] (to sit; akin to the base of G1476) meaning tame, that is, gentle; day, that is, (literally) the time space between dawn and dark, or the whole 24 hours (but several days were usually reckoned by the Jews as inclusive of the parts of both extremes); figuratively a period (always defined more or less clearly by the context).
yea, 235
{0235} Prime
ἀλλά
alla
{al-lah'}
Neuter plural of G0243; properly other things, that is, (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations).
I judge 350
{0350} Prime
ἀνακρίνω
anakrino
{an-ak-ree'-no}
From G0303 and G2919; properly to scrutinize, that is, (by implication) investigate, interrogate, determine.
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
not 3761
{3761} Prime
οὐδέ
oude
{oo-deh'}
From G3756 and G1161; not however, that is, neither, nor, not even.
mine own self. 1683
{1683} Prime
ἐμαυτοῦ
emautou
{em-ow-too'}
Genitive, dative and accusative of a compound of G1700 and G0846; of myself.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Corinthians 4:3

_ _ it is a very small thing — literally, “it amounts to a very small matter”; not that I despise your judgment, but as compared with God’s, it almost comes to nothing.

_ _ judged ... of man’s judgment — literally, “man’s day,” contrasted with the day (1 Corinthians 3:13) of the Lord (1 Corinthians 4:5; 1 Thessalonians 5:4). “The day of man” is here put before us as a person [Wahl]. All days previous to the day of the Lord are man’s days. Emesti translates the thrice recurring Greek for “judged ... judge ... judgeth” (1 Corinthians 4:4), thus: To me for my part (though capable of being found faithful) it is a very small matter that I should be approved of by man’s judgment; yea, I do not even assume the right of judgment and approving myself — but He that has the right, and is able to judge on my case (the Dijudicator), is the Lord.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Corinthians 4:1-6.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Corinthians 4:3

Yea, I judge not myself — My final state is not to be determined by my own judgment.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Corinthians 4:3

(3) But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, (4) or of man's (b) judgment: yea, (5) I judge not mine own self.

(3) In reprehending others, he sets himself for an example, and anticipates an objection. Using the gravity of an apostle, he shows that he does not care for the contrary judgments that those have of him, in that they esteemed him as a vile person, because he did not set forth himself as they did. And he brings good reasons why he was not moved with the judgments which they had of him. (4) First, because that which men judge in these cases of their own brains is not to be considered any more than when the unlearned judge of wisdom.

(b) Literally, "day", after the manner of Cilician speech. (5) Secondly, he says, how can you judge how much or how little I am to be made responsible for, seeing that I myself who know myself better than you do, and who dare profess that I have walked in my calling with a good conscience, dare not yet nonetheless claim anything to myself. Nonetheless, I know that I am not blameless: much less therefore should I flatter myself as you do.

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it is:

1 Corinthians 2:15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
1 Samuel 16:7 But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for [the LORD seeth] not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.
John 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

judgment:
Gr. day,
1 Corinthians 3:13 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.
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