Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

because a great door [of opportunity] has opened up to me [here] for doing an effective work [for God], but there are [also] many enemies who oppose me. [See Acts 19].

New American Standard Bible

for a wide door for effective service has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.

King James Version

For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.

Holman Bible

because a wide door for effective ministry has opened for me—yet many oppose me.

International Standard Version

because a door has opened wide for me to do effective work, although many people are opposing me.

A Conservative Version

For a great and effective door has opened to me, and yet there are many who are hostile.

American Standard Version

for a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.

Amplified

because a wide door for effective service has opened to me [in Ephesus, a very promising opportunity], and there are many adversaries.

Anderson New Testament

for a great and effective door is opened to me, and there are many adversaries.

Bible in Basic English

For a great and important door there is open to me, and there are a number of people against me.

Common New Testament

for a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for I have a very fair and promising opportunity given me of propagating the gospel, tho' there are many opposers.

Darby Translation

For a great door is opened to me and an effectual one, and the adversaries many.

Godbey New Testament

for a door is opened unto me great and effectual, and there are many antagonizing.

Goodspeed New Testament

for I have a great and promising opportunity here, as well as many opponents.

John Wesley New Testament

For a great and effectual door is opened to me, and there are many adversaries.

Julia Smith Translation

For a door has stood open to me, great and effective, and many opposed.

King James 2000

For a great and effective door is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.

Lexham Expanded Bible

for a great and effective door has opened for me, and [there are] many opponents.

Modern King James verseion

For a great and effective door opened to me, and many are opposing.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For a great door and a fruitful is opened unto me: and there are many adversaries.

Moffatt New Testament

for I have wide opportunities here for active service ??and there are many to thwart me.

Montgomery New Testament

for a door has opened to me, great and effectual, and the opponents are many.

NET Bible

because a door of great opportunity stands wide open for me, but there are many opponents.

New Heart English Bible

for a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.

Noyes New Testament

for a door hath been opened to me great and effective, and there are many adversaries.

Sawyer New Testament

for a great and effectual door is opened to me, and there are many adversaries.

The Emphasized Bible

For, a door, unto me, hath opened, great and effectual, and, opposers, are many.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

for there is opened to me a great door, and effectual, and there are many adversaries.

Twentieth Century New Testament

For a great opening for active work has presented itself, and there are many opponents.

Webster

For a great door and effectual is opened to me, and there are many adversaries.

Weymouth New Testament

for a wide door stands open before me which demands great efforts, and we have many opponents.

Williams New Testament

For I have an opportunity here that is great and calls for work, and it has many opponents.

World English Bible

for a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.

Worrell New Testament

for a door, great and effectual, has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.

Worsley New Testament

though there are many opposers.

Youngs Literal Translation

for a door to me hath been opened -- great and effectual -- and withstanders are many.

Interlinear

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

a great
μέγας 
megas 
Usage: 167

θύρα 
Thura 
Usage: 25

and



and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

ἐνεργής 
Energes 
Usage: 3

ἀνοίγω 
Anoigo 
Usage: 62

me
μοί 
Moi 
me, my, I, mine
Usage: 152

πολύς πολλός 
Polus 
Usage: 292

Context Readings

Travel Plans For Paul And Associates

8 But I will wait [here] in Ephesus until the Day of Pentecost [Note: This was an annual Jewish festival, held at spring harvest time]; 9 because a great door [of opportunity] has opened up to me [here] for doing an effective work [for God], but there are [also] many enemies who oppose me. [See Acts 19]. 10 Now if [or, probably, "when"] Timothy comes [i.e., there to Corinth], make sure he feels at ease [Note: Due to his youthful age and inexperience, Timothy was probably inclined to be easily intimidated], for he is doing the Lord's work, just as I am.


Cross References

Acts 14:27

And when they arrived [in Antioch of Syria], they gathered the church together and reported everything that God had done through them and how He had opened a door [of opportunity] for the [unconverted] Gentiles to [enter] the faith.

2 Corinthians 2:12

Now when I came to Troas [See Acts 16:8], in order to preach the good news about Christ, and when a door [of opportunity] was opened to me in [the service of] the Lord [there],

Philippians 3:18

For I have often told you before, and am telling you again with tears in my eyes, that many people are living as the enemies of the cross of Christ [i.e., their lives oppose the purpose of Christ's death].

Colossians 4:3

At the same time, pray for us also, that God will open up a door [of opportunity] for [proclaiming] the message, so we can tell about the [previously] hidden secret of Christ, for which I have also been imprisoned.

Acts 19:8-10

Paul went into the Jewish synagogue and spoke boldly for three months, discussing and convincing people about matters regarding the kingdom of God.

1 Corinthians 15:32

What benefit was it to me, from a human standpoint, if I fought wild animals in Ephesus, and [yet] the dead are not raised? [Note: This probably refers to Paul facing ferocious opposition from people there in Ephesus]. We should [just] eat and drink, for tomorrow we [may] die.

2 Corinthians 1:8-10

For we want you to know, brothers, about the trouble that we experienced in Asia. [See I Cor. 16:19]. We were under a heavy burden [which was] more than we could stand, even to the point of despairing of life.

Revelation 3:7-8

"And write [this] to the angel of the church at Philadelphia: These are the words of Him who is holy and true, [and] who possesses the key [i.e., the power and authority] of King David, [and] who opens [a door] which no one will close, and who closes one that no one will open:

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