For this reason, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
Both Paul and Barnabas replied courageously, 1 “It was necessary to speak the word of God 2 to you first. Since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy 3 of eternal life, we 4 are turning to the Gentiles. 5
“Indeed, I am completely unworthy 1 – how could I reply to you? I put 2 my hand over my mouth to silence myself. 3
So you too, when you have done everything you were commanded to do, should say, ‘We are slaves undeserving of special praise; 1 we have only done what was our duty.’” 2
Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you not competent to settle trivial suits?
Give me a desire for your rules, 1 rather than for wealth gained unjustly. 2
For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
Let him bury his face in the dust; 1 perhaps there is hope.
So because these facts 1 are indisputable, 2 you must keep quiet 3 and not do anything reckless. 4
That is why many of you are weak and sick, and quite a few are dead. 1
I am not worthy of all the faithful love 1 you have shown 2 your servant. With only my walking stick 3 I crossed the Jordan, 4 but now I have become two camps.
For the one who eats and drinks without careful regard 1 for the body eats and drinks judgment against himself.
Instead of being motivated by selfish ambition 1 or vanity, each of you should, in humility, be moved to treat one another as more important than yourself.
Be careful lest you entertain the wicked thought that the seventh year, the year of cancellation of debts, has almost arrived, and your attitude 1 be wrong toward your impoverished fellow Israelite 2 and you do not lend 3 him anything; he will cry out to the Lord against you and you will be regarded as having sinned. 4
Because of this, the Lord said, 1 “You must repent of such words and thoughts! If you do, I will restore you to the privilege of serving me. 2 If you say what is worthwhile instead of what is worthless, I will again allow you to be my spokesman. 3 They must become as you have been. You must not become like them. 4
Let no one who delights in humility and the worship of angels pass judgment on you. That person goes on at great lengths 1 about what he has supposedly seen, but he is puffed up with empty notions by his fleshly mind. 2