Parallel Verses

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.

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, I think, God has exhibited us apostles at the end of the line, like men sentenced to death [and paraded as prisoners in a procession], because we have become a spectacle to the world [a show in the world’s amphitheater], both to angels and to men.

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.

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.

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.

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 You have already a sufficiency, you already abound, you live like princes in our absence: and would to God you did reign, that we too might have the advantage of your administration. 9 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. 10 we are made fools for our attachment to Christ, while you, who are christians too, still pass for the wise: we are in poverty, but you are in power: you meet with esteem, but we find contempt.


Cross References

Romans 8:36

for as it is written, "for thy sake we are sacrificed every day; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter:"

Hebrews 10:33

some of you being expos'd to publick obloquy and persecution: whilst others had their share of affliction in seeing such treatment.

Hebrews 10:33

some of you being expos'd to publick obloquy and persecution: whilst others had their share of affliction in seeing such treatment.

Acts 19:29

and the whole city was fill'd with confusion: all crouded in a body to the theatre, dragging with them Gaius and Aristarchus, both of Macedonia, who had travell'd with Paul.

Acts 19:31

but was prevented by his disciples, and by the primates of Asia, who were his friends, and sent to desire he would not venture to the theatre:

1 Corinthians 15:30-32

and why do we continually expose our lives to danger?

2 Corinthians 1:8-10

For I would not, brethren, have you ignorant of that insupportable weight of affliction that over-whelm'd me so in Asia that I despaired even of life:

2 Corinthians 4:8-12

I am press'd on every side, yet not crush'd; perplexed, but not in despair;

2 Corinthians 6:9

as unknown, and yet celebrated; as dying, and yet I am alive; as chastised, but not slain;

Philippians 1:29-30

for it is a favour bestowed upon you, that you not only believe on Christ, but suffer also for his sake,

1 Thessalonians 3:3

none of you might be stagger'd by these persecutions: for you know that we are destin'd to suffer.

1 Thessalonians 5:9-10

for God did not design to make us the objects of his displeasure, but to effect our felicity by the Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us,

Hebrews 1:14

are not all those spirits dispatch'd as ministers to take care of those who shall belong to the christian church.

Hebrews 11:36

others suffer'd cruel indignities and scourgings, besides chains and imprisonment.

Revelation 6:9-11

When he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they maintain'd.

Revelation 7:11-14

and all the angels who stood round about the throne, and about the elders, and the four animals fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, saying, amen:

Revelation 17:6-7

and I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondred with great admiration.

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