Parallel Verses

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].

New American Standard Bible

For I am the least of the apostles, and not fit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

King James Version

For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

Holman Bible

For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

International Standard Version

For I am the least of the apostles and not even fit to be called an apostle because I persecuted God's church.

A Conservative Version

For I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

American Standard Version

For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

An Understandable Version

For I am the least [significant] of the apostles, and am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

Anderson New Testament

For I am the least of the apostles, and I am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

Bible in Basic English

For I am the least of the Apostles, having no right to be named an Apostle, because of my cruel attacks on the church of God.

Common New Testament

For I am the least of the apostles, and not fit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for I am the meanest of the apostles, not worthy the name of an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

Darby Translation

For I am the least of the apostles, who am not fit to be called apostle, because I have persecuted the assembly of God.

Godbey New Testament

For I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

Goodspeed New Testament

For I am the least important of the apostles, and am not fit to be called an apostle, because I once persecuted God's church.

John Wesley New Testament

For I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For I am the least of the apostles, for I am not worthy to be called an apostle because I persecuted the congregation of God.

Julia Smith Translation

For I am the least of the sent, who am not fit to be called sent, for I drove out the church of God.

King James 2000

For I am the least of the apostles, who am not fit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For I am the least of the apostles, not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

Modern King James verseion

For I am the least of the apostles and am not sufficient to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For I am the least of all the apostles, which am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the congregation of God:

Moffatt New Testament

For I am the very least of the apostles, unfit to bear the name of apostle, since I persecuted the church of God.

Montgomery New Testament

For I am the least of the apostles, I who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

NET Bible

For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

New Heart English Bible

For I am the least of the apostles, who is not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

Noyes New Testament

For I am the least of the apostles, one not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

Sawyer New Testament

For I am the least of the apostles, and am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God;

The Emphasized Bible

For, I, am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the assembly of God.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For I am the least of the apostles, who am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

Twentieth Century New Testament

For I am the meanest of the Apostles, I who am unworthy of the name of 'Apostle,' because I persecuted the Church of God.

Webster

For I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

Weymouth New Testament

For I am the least of the Apostles, and am not fit to be called an Apostle--because I persecuted the Church of God.

Williams New Testament

For I belong to the lowest rank of the apostles, and am not fit to bear the title apostle, because I once persecuted the church of God.

World English Bible

For I am the least of the apostles, who is not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the assembly of God.

Worrell New Testament

For I am the least of the apostles, who am not fit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the assembly of God.

Worsley New Testament

not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

Youngs Literal Translation

for I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I did persecute the assembly of God,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

I
ἐγώ 
Ego 
I, my, me, not tr
Usage: 174

am
εἰμί 
Eimi 
εἰμί 
Eimi 
I am , am, it is I , be, I was , have been, not tr
I am , am, it is I , be, I was , have been, not tr
Usage: 72
Usage: 72

the least
ἐλάχιστος 
Elachistos 
Usage: 5

of the apostles
ἀπόστολος 
Apostolos 
Usage: 78

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

ἱκανός 
Hikanos 
Usage: 39

to be called
καλέω 
Kaleo 
call, bid, be so named, named ,
Usage: 106

an apostle
ἀπόστολος 
Apostolos 
Usage: 78

διότι 
Dioti 
Usage: 18

διώκω 
Dioko 
Usage: 28

the church
ἐκκλησία 
Ekklesia 
Usage: 93

References

Watsons

Prayers for 1 Corinthians 15:9

Context Readings

Paul's Gospel And The Resurrection Of Christ

8 And last of all He appeared to me also, as to one prematurely and born dead [ no better than an unperfected fetus among living men]. 9 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]. 10 But by the grace (the unmerited favor and blessing) of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not [found to be] for nothing (fruitless and without effect). In fact, I worked harder than all of them [the apostles], though it was not really I, but the grace (the unmerited favor and blessing) of God which was with me.


Cross References

Acts 8:3

But Saul shamefully treated and laid waste the church continuously [with cruelty and violence]; and entering house after house, he dragged out men and women and committed them to prison.

2 Corinthians 12:11

Now I have been [speaking like] a fool! But you forced me to it, for I ought to have been [ saved the necessity and] commended by you. For I have not fallen short one bit or proved myself at all inferior to those superlative [false] apostles [of yours], even if I am nothing (a nobody).

Ephesians 3:7-8

Of this [Gospel] I was made a minister according to the gift of God's free grace (undeserved favor) which was bestowed on me by the exercise (the working in all its effectiveness) of His power.

1 Timothy 1:13-15

Though I formerly blasphemed and persecuted and was shamefully and outrageously and aggressively insulting [to Him], nevertheless, I obtained mercy because I had acted out of ignorance in unbelief.

Acts 9:1-19

Meanwhile Saul, still drawing his breath hard from threatening and murderous desire against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest

Acts 22:4-5

[Yes] I harassed (troubled, molested, and persecuted) this Way [of the Lord] to the death, putting in chains and committing to prison both men and women,

Acts 26:9-11

I myself indeed was [once] persuaded that it was my duty to do many things contrary to and in defiance of the name of Jesus of Nazareth.

2 Corinthians 11:5

Yet I consider myself as in no way inferior to these [precious] extra-super [false] apostles.

Galatians 1:13

You have heard of my earlier career and former manner of life in the Jewish religion (Judaism), how I persecuted and abused the church of God furiously and extensively, and [with fanatical zeal did my best] to make havoc of it and destroy it.

Galatians 1:23

They were only hearing it said, He who used to persecute us is now proclaiming the very faith he once reviled and which he set out to ruin and tried with all his might to destroy.

Philippians 3:6

As to my zeal, I was a persecutor of the church, and by the Law's standard of righteousness (supposed justice, uprightness, and right standing with God) I was proven to be blameless and no fault was found with me.

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