1 Corinthians 4:8-13
Now you are full, now you are rich, you have reigned as kings without us: and I would to God you did reign…
I. THE STATE OF THE CORINTHIANS. They were —
1. Full of the good things of this world.
2. As kings, reigning.
3. But their condition spiritually was such as to demand earnest prayer.
II. THE STATE OF THE APOSTLES.
1. Poor in worldly things — rich in faith.
2. A spectacle both to angels and to men; a sight of misery to men; a spectacle of sorrow to angels. But their reward is not far distant.
(J. H. Tasson.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye have reigned as kings without us: and I would to God ye did reign, that we also might reign with you.
WEB: You are already filled. You have already become rich. You have come to reign without us. Yes, and I wish that you did reign, that we also might reign with you.