Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

For I think that God has set us the apostles for the last, as appointed to death. For we have become a spectacle to the world, both to angels and men.

New American Standard Bible

For, I think, God has exhibited us apostles last of all, as men condemned to death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men.

King James Version

For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men.

Holman Bible

For I think God has displayed us, the apostles, in last place, like men condemned to die: We have become a spectacle to the world and to angels and to men.

International Standard Version

For it seems to me that God has put us apostles on display in last place, like men condemned to death. We have become a spectacle for the world, for angels, and for people to stare at.

A Conservative Version

For I think God has exhibited us the apostles least, as men sentenced to die, because we became a spectacle to the world, both to heavenly agents and to men.

American Standard Version

For, I think, God hath set forth us the apostles last of all, as men doomed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, both to angels and men.

Amplified

For it seems to me that God has made an exhibit of us apostles, exposing us to view last [of all, like men in a triumphal procession who are] sentenced to death [and displayed at the end of the line]. For we have become a spectacle to the world [a show in the world's amphitheater] with both men and angels [as spectators].

An Understandable Version

For I think that God has displayed us apostles last in line, as men doomed to die. [Note: The picture here is that of gladiators in the arena]. We are being stared at [i.e., as performers on a theater stage] for the whole world to see, both angels and people.

Anderson New Testament

For I think that God has appointed us the apostles, to the lowest place, as under sentence of death; for we have become a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men.

Bible in Basic English

For it seems to me that God has put us the Apostles last of all, as men whose fate is death: for we are put on view to the world, and to angels, and to men.

Common New Testament

For, I think that God has exhibited us apostles last of all, like men condemned to death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for it seems as if God had exposed us apostles the last upon the stage, as persons appointed to death. for we are made a spectacle to the world, to angels, and to men.

Godbey New Testament

For, I think, God has exhibited us apostles the last, as exposed to death: that we may become a theater to the world, and to angels, and to men.

Goodspeed New Testament

For it seems to me, God has exhibited us apostles at the very end of the procession, like the men condemned to die in the arena. For we have become a spectacle to the whole universe, angels as well as men.

John Wesley New Testament

For I think God hath set forth us the apostles last, as appointed to death; for we are made a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For I think that God has set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death; for we are made a spectacle unto the world and to angels and to men.

Julia Smith Translation

For I think that God has exhibited us the last sent, as exposed to death; for we were a theatre to the world, and to messengers, and to men.

King James 2000

For I think that God has set forth us the apostles last, as appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For, I think, God has exhibited us apostles last of all, as condemned to death, because we have become a spectacle to the world and to angels and to people.

Modern King James verseion

For I think that God has set forth us last, the apostles, as it were appointed to death; for we have become a spectacle to the world and to angels and to men.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Me thinketh that God hath set forth us, which are apostles, for the lowest of all: as it were, men appointed to death. For we are a gazingstock unto the world, and to the angels, and to men.

Moffatt New Testament

For it seems to me that God means us apostles to come in at the very end, like the doomed gladiators in the arena! We are made a spectacle to the world, to angels and to men!

Montgomery New Testament

But it seems to me that God has exhibited us apostles, last of all, like men doomed to death; for we are made a spectacle to the whole world, both to men and to angels.

NET Bible

For, I think, God has exhibited us apostles last of all, as men condemned to die, because we have become a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to people.

New Heart English Bible

For, I think that God has displayed us, the apostles, last of all, like men sentenced to death. For we are made a spectacle to the world, both to angels and men.

Noyes New Testament

For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles as lowest, as men sentenced to death; for we have been made a spectacle to the world, to angels, and to men.

Sawyer New Testament

For I think that God has shown us the apostles last, as devoted to death, for we have been made a spectacle to the world, both to angels and men.

The Emphasized Bible

For I think that, God, hath set forth, us the apostles, to be last of all, as men devoted to death, - in that, a spectacle, have we been made, unto the world, - both unto messengers and unto men.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For I think that God hath exposed us his apostles the last as devoted unto death. For we have been made a spectacle to the world, and to angels, and to men.

Twentieth Century New Testament

For, as it seems to me, God has exhibited us, the Apostles, last of all, as men doomed to death. We are made a spectacle to the universe, both to angels and to men!

Webster

For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle to the world, and to angels, and to men.

Weymouth New Testament

God, it seems to me, has exhibited us Apostles last of all, as men condemned to death; for we have come to be a spectacle to all creation--alike to angels and to men.

Williams New Testament

For it seems to me that God has put us apostles on exhibition at the disgraced end of the procession, as they do with men who are doomed to die in the arena.

World English Bible

For, I think that God has displayed us, the apostles, last of all, like men sentenced to death. For we are made a spectacle to the world, both to angels and men.

Worrell New Testament

For, I think, God did set forth us the apostles last, as doomed to death; because we became a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men.

Worsley New Testament

For it seems to me that God hath as it were exhibited us the apostles last upon the stage as appointed to death; for we are made a spectacle to the world, and to angels and to men.

Youngs Literal Translation

for I think that God did set forth us the apostles last -- as appointed to death, because a spectacle we became to the world, and messengers, and men;

Interlinear

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

I think
δοκέω 
Dokeo 
Usage: 45

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

ἀποδείκνυμι 
Apodeiknumi 
Usage: 4

us
ἡμᾶς 
hemas 
us, we, our, us-ward 9, not tr
Usage: 170

the apostles
ἀπόστολος 
Apostolos 
Usage: 78

ἔσχατος 
Eschatos 
Usage: 24

as it were
ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417

ἐπιθανάτιος 
Epithanatios 
Usage: 1

for
ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

we are made
γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be, come to pass, be made, be done, come, become, God forbid , arise, have, be fulfilled, be married to, be preferred, not tr, , vr done
Usage: 531

θέατρον 
theatron 
Usage: 3

unto the world
κόσμος 
Kosmos 
Usage: 109

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

to angels
G32
ἄγγελος 
Aggelos 
Usage: 153

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 Corinthians 4:9

Devotionals containing 1 Corinthians 4:9

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Prayers for 1 Corinthians 4:9

Context Readings

The Apostles' Humility

8 Already ye are filled; already ye have been enriched; ye have reigned without us; and I would that ye reigned, that we also might reign with you. 9 For I think that God has set us the apostles for the last, as appointed to death. For we have become a spectacle to the world, both to angels and men. 10 We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye prudent in Christ: we weak, but ye strong: ye glorious, but we in dishonour.


Cross References

Romans 8:36

According as it is written, For thy sake we are put to death all the day long; we have been reckoned as sheep for slaughter.

Hebrews 10:33

on the one hand, when ye were made a spectacle both in reproaches and afflictions; and on the other, when ye became partakers with those who were passing through them.

Psalm 44:22

But for thy sake are we killed all the day long; we are reckoned as sheep for slaughter.

Acts 19:29

And the whole city was filled with confusion, and they rushed with one accord to the theatre, having seized and carried off with them Gaius and Aristarchus, Macedonians, fellow-travellers of Paul.

Acts 19:31

and some of the Asiarchs also, who were his friends, sent to him and urged him not to throw himself into the theatre.

1 Corinthians 15:30-32

Why do we also endanger ourselves every hour?

2 Corinthians 1:8-10

For we do not wish you to be ignorant, brethren, as to our tribulation which happened to us in Asia, that we were excessively pressed beyond our power, so as to despair even of living.

2 Corinthians 4:8-12

every way afflicted, but not straitened; seeing no apparent issue, but our way not entirely shut up;

2 Corinthians 6:9

as unknown, and well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as disciplined, and not put to death;

Philippians 1:29-30

because to you has been given, as regards Christ, not only the believing on him but the suffering for him also,

1 Thessalonians 3:3

that no one might be moved by these afflictions. (For yourselves know that we are set for this;

1 Thessalonians 5:9-10

because God has not set us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,

Hebrews 1:14

Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out for service on account of those who shall inherit salvation?

Hebrews 11:36

and others underwent trial of mockings and scourgings, yea, and of bonds and imprisonment.

Revelation 6:9-11

And when it opened the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of them that had been slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held;

Revelation 7:11-14

And all the angels stood around the throne, and the elders, and the four living creatures, and fell before the throne upon their faces, and worshipped God,

Revelation 17:6-7

And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus. And I wondered, seeing her, with great wonder.

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