I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brothers?
Treasury of Scripture
1 Corinthians 4:14 I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.
1 Corinthians 11:14 Does not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame to him?
1 Corinthians 15:34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.
1 Corinthians 3:18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seems to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
1 Corinthians 4:10 We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ; we are weak, but you are strong; you are honorable, but we are despised.
Proverbs 14:8 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.
James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all men liberally, and upbraides not; and it shall be given him.
James 3:13-18 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom...
ContextSettle Lawsuits among Believers
1Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints? 2Do you not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters? 3Know you not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? 4If then you have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church. 5I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brothers? 6But brother goes to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers. 7Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because you go to law one with another. Why do you not rather take wrong? why do you not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded? 8No, you do wrong, and defraud, and that your brothers. 9Know you not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortionists, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11And such were some of you: but you are washed, but you are sanctified, but you are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
I say this to move you to shame. What, cannot there be found among you one wise man who shall be able to decide between his brethren,
I speak to your shame. Is it so that there is not among you any one wise man, that is able to judge between his brethren ?
Darby Bible Translation
I speak to you to put you to shame. Thus there is not a wise person among you, not even one, who shall be able to decide between his brethren!
King James Bible
I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?
Young's Literal Translation
unto your shame I speak: so there is not among you one wise man, not even one, who shall be able to discern in the midst of his brethren!