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Greek: Ego gar eimi (1SPAI) o elachistos ton apostolon, os ouk eimi (1SPAI) hikanos kaleisthai (PPN) apostolos, dioti edioxa (1SAAI) ten ekklesian tou theou; Amplified: For I am the least [worthy] of the apostles, who am not fit or deserving to be called an apostle, because I once wronged and pursued and molested the church of God [oppressing it with cruelty and violence].
(NLT - Tyndale House) Phillips: But what I am now I am by the grace of God. I have worked harder than any of the others - and yet it was not I but this same grace of God within me.
Look at your fruit trees, how their blossoming branches shoot up towards the sky, but when they begin to be loaded with fruit, since the riper the fruit the greater its weight, the branch begins to bow, until it needs oftentimes to be propped up and to be supported, lest it break away from the stem.
Weight comes with maturity, lowliness of mind is the inevitable consequence. Full-grown Christians know that they are less than nothing.
No, I worked harder than all of them-- yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.
(NIV - IBS) NLT: But whatever I am now, it is all because God poured out his special favor on me-- and not without results.
So if this (an increasing sense of the corruption of your old flesh nature) is beginning to happen to you, you are growing as a Christian.