Parallel Verses

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,

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.

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].

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.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
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

ἀπόστολος 
Apostolos 
Usage: 78

διότι 
Dioti 
Usage: 18

διώκω 
Dioko 
Usage: 28

the church
ἐκκλησία 
Ekklesia 
Usage: 93

References

Prayers for 1 Corinthians 15:9

Context Readings

Paul's Gospel And The Resurrection Of Christ

8 And last of all -- as to the untimely birth -- he appeared also to me, 9 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, 10 and by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace that is towards me came not in vain, but more abundantly than they all did I labour, yet not I, but the grace of God that is with me;


Cross References

Acts 8:3

and Saul was making havoc of the assembly, into every house entering, and haling men and women, was giving them up to prison;

2 Corinthians 12:11

I have become a fool -- boasting; ye -- ye did compel me; for I ought by you to have been commended, for in nothing was I behind the very chiefest apostles -- even if I am nothing.

Ephesians 3:7-8

of which I became a ministrant, according to the gift of the grace of God that was given to me, according to the working of His power;

1 Timothy 1:13-15

who before was speaking evil, and persecuting, and insulting, but I found kindness, because, being ignorant, I did it in unbelief,

Acts 9:1-19

And Saul, yet breathing of threatening and slaughter to the disciples of the Lord, having gone to the chief priest,

Acts 22:4-5

'And this way I persecuted unto death, binding and delivering up to prisons both men and women,

Acts 26:9-11

I, indeed, therefore, thought with myself, that against the name of Jesus of Nazareth it behoved me many things to do,

2 Corinthians 11:5

for I reckon that I have been nothing behind the very chiefest apostles,

Galatians 1:13

for ye did hear of my behaviour once in Judaism, that exceedingly I was persecuting the assembly of God, and wasting it,

Galatians 1:23

and only they were hearing, that 'he who is persecuting us then, doth now proclaim good news -- the faith that then he was wasting;'

Philippians 3:6

according to zeal persecuting the assembly! according to righteousness that is in law becoming blameless!

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