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Making a spectacle of yourself (1 Corinthians 4:9)



Picture description:
Lions destroy the Christians
Picture copyright:V. Gilbert and Arlisle F. Beers
Bible Verse:
“For it seems to me that God has put us apostles on display at the end of the procession, like men condemned to die in the arena. We have been made a spectacle to the whole universe, to angels as well as to men.”
Meaning:
To make a spectacle of oneself is to make a fool of oneself, i.e. to act silly in public.
Origin and Application:
In the letter to the church in Corinth, a principal city of Greece, Paul the apostle said that Christians were put on display for the world to witness their sufferings. Christians were likened to those prisoners whose executions took place publicly in Roman theatres for spectators to see. In early Christian communities, a lot of Christians were executed in these Roman theatres.
Example:
I made a spectacle of myself at the party.
Keywords :
spectacle   public   shame  


Related Information:
NIV official site
Chinese Bible (和合本)
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