Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

Am I not a free man? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? [See Acts 9:17; I Cor. 15:8]. Are you people not [the result of] my work in [the service of] the Lord?

New American Standard Bible

Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you not my work in the Lord?

King James Version

Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not ye my work in the Lord?

Holman Bible

Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you not my work in the Lord?

International Standard Version

I am free, am I not? I am an apostle, am I not? I have seen Jesus our Lord, haven't I? You are the result of my work in the Lord, aren't you?

A Conservative Version

Am I not an apostle? Am I not free? Have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? Are ye not my work in Lord?

American Standard Version

Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are not ye my work in the Lord?

Amplified

Am I not free [unrestrained and exempt from any obligation]? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our [risen] Lord [in person]? Are you not [the result and proof of] my work in the Lord?

Anderson New Testament

Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord-? Are you not my work in the Lord?

Bible in Basic English

Am I not free? am I not an Apostle? have I not seen Jesus our Lord? are you not my work in the Lord?

Common New Testament

Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you not my work in the Lord?

Daniel Mace New Testament

Am I not free? am I not an apostle? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not you become christians by my labour?

Darby Translation

Am I not free? am I not an apostle? have I not seen Jesus our Lord? are not ye my work in the Lord?

Godbey New Testament

Am I not free? am I not an apostle? have I not seen the Lord Jesus? are you not my work in the Lord?

Goodspeed New Testament

Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you not the product of my work in the Lord's service?

John Wesley New Testament

Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord?

Julia Smith Translation

Am I not sent? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are ye not my work in the Lord

King James 2000

Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not you my work in the Lord?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you not my work in the Lord?

Modern King James verseion

Am I not an apostle? Am I not free? Have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? Are you not my work in the Lord?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Am I not an apostle? Am I not free? Have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? Are not ye my work in the Lord?

Moffatt New Testament

Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you not the work I have accomplished in the Lord?

Montgomery New Testament

Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you not my work in the Lord?

NET Bible

Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you not my work in the Lord?

New Heart English Bible

Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you not my work in the Lord?

Noyes New Testament

Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are not ye my work in the Lord?

Sawyer New Testament

AM I not a freeman? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? Are not you my work in the Lord?

The Emphasized Bible

Am not free? Am I not an apostle? Jesus our Lord, have I not seen? Are not, ye, my work, in the Lord?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

AM I not an apostle? am I not a free man? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not ye my work in the Lord?

Twentieth Century New Testament

Am I not free? Am I not an Apostle? Have I not seen our Lord Jesus? Are not you yourselves my work achieved in union with the Lord?

Webster

Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are ye not my work in the Lord?

Weymouth New Testament

Am I not free? Am I not an Apostle? Can it be denied that I have seen Jesus, our Lord? Are not you yourselves my work in the Lord?

Williams New Testament

Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you not the product of my work for the Lord?

World English Bible

Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Haven't I seen Jesus Christ, our Lord? Aren't you my work in the Lord?

Worrell New Testament

Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are ye not my work in the Lord?

Worsley New Testament

Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? and are not ye my work in the Lord?

Youngs Literal Translation

Am not I an apostle? am not I free? Jesus Christ our Lord have I not seen? my work are not ye in the Lord?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Am I
εἰμί 
Eimi 
I am , am, it is I , be, I was , have been, not tr
Usage: 72

not
οὐ 
Ou 
οὐ 
Ou 
οὐχί 
Ouchi 
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
not, no, cannot ,
not, nay, not, not so
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032
Usage: 1032
Usage: 32
Usage: 1032

an apostle
ἀπόστολος 
Apostolos 
Usage: 78

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

ἐλεύθερος 
Eleutheros 
Usage: 21

have I
ὁράω 
Horao 
see, take heed, behold, perceive, not tr
Usage: 36

ὁράω 
Horao 
see, take heed, behold, perceive, not tr
Usage: 36

Ἰησοῦς 
Iesous 
Usage: 969

Χριστός 
christos 
Usage: 557

our
ἡμῶν 
hemon 
our, us, we, not tr,
Usage: 388

κύριος 
Kurios 
Usage: 643

are
ἐστέ 
Este 
are, be, is, belong to, have been, not tr
Usage: 53

ye
ὑμείς 
Humeis 
ye, ye yourselves, you, not tr
Usage: 120

my
μοῦ 
Mou 
my, me, mine, I, mine own
Usage: 313

ἔργον 
Ergon 
Usage: 130

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

Context Readings

Paul Gives Up His Rights As An Apostle

1 Am I not a free man? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? [See Acts 9:17; I Cor. 15:8]. Are you people not [the result of] my work in [the service of] the Lord? 2 [Even] if I am not [accepted as] an apostle with other people, at least I am with you. For you people are my seal [i.e., proof] of my apostleship in [the service of] the Lord.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 3:6

I [Paul] planted [i.e., preached God's word], Apollos watered [it], but God made it grow.

Acts 9:3

And when he got close to Damascus, suddenly a [bright, See 22:6] light from the sky shone all around him.

Acts 9:17

So, Ananias left and went to Judas' house and placed his hands on Saul saying, "Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you as you were traveling on the road [to Damascus] sent me so you could receive your sight [back] and be filled with the Holy Spirit."

Acts 23:11

The next night the Lord stood beside Paul [in a supernatural dream] and said, "Take courage, for just as you have testified about me in Jerusalem, so you must also be my witness in Rome."

1 Corinthians 9:19

For although I am free from [being accountable to] all people, I placed myself under obligation to them [as a slave], so as to win as many as possible [to Christ].

Romans 1:1

[This letter is from] Paul, a slave of Jesus Christ, [who was] called to be an apostle, [and] set apart for [preaching] the Gospel of God.

1 Timothy 2:7

I was appointed to be a preacher [of this testimony] and an apostle and teacher of the true faith to the Gentiles. (I am telling the truth and not lying).

2 Timothy 1:11

of which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle and a teacher.

Acts 9:5

Saul replied, "Who are you, sir?" And the voice said, "It is I, Jesus, whom you are persecuting,

Acts 9:15

But the Lord replied to him, "Go on your way, for Saul is someone I have especially chosen to carry my name to the [unconverted] Gentiles, kings and the Israelites.

Acts 13:2

As these men were ministering to the Lord [i.e., this probably means worshiping] and fasting, the Holy Spirit said [to one of them by way of inspiration]: "Set Barnabas and Saul apart for Me, [commissioning them] to do the work for which I have called them."

Acts 14:4

But the large crowd in the city [who heard them] became divided [over how to respond to it]; some sided with the [unbelieving] Jews and some with the apostles.

Acts 14:14

But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard about what they were trying to do [to them], they tore their clothes [i.e., as an expression of frustration] and rushed over to the crowd and shouted,

Acts 16:17-18

She followed Paul and us, shouting, "These men are servants of the Supreme God and they are proclaiming to you the way to be saved."

Acts 18:8-11

Crispus, the leader of the synagogue, and all of his family became believers in the Lord. [And] many of the Corinthians who heard [Paul's message] believed [in the Lord] and were immersed [into Christ].

Acts 22:6-8

"And then it suddenly happened, about noon, as I was traveling and got close to Damascus, that this brilliant light from the sky flashed all around me.

Acts 22:14-21

And he said [to me], 'The God of our forefathers has appointed you to know His will and to see the Righteous One [i.e., Jesus], and to hear His voice [speaking to you].

Acts 26:16-18

But, get up onto your feet, for the reason I have appeared to you is to appoint you a minister and witness of both the things you have [already] seen of me and the things I will [reveal when] appearing to you.

Romans 1:5

It was through Jesus, and for His name's sake, that we [i.e., I] received God's favor to become an apostle, in order to bring about obedience based on faith from among people of all nations.

Romans 11:13

Now I am talking to you Gentiles, [and] since I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I will make the most of my ministry [to you],

1 Corinthians 1:1

[This letter is from] Paul, who was called by the will of God to be an apostle of Jesus Christ, and [from] our brother Sosthenes;

1 Corinthians 4:14-15

I am not writing this to shame you but to warn you, as my dearly loved children.

1 Corinthians 9:2-3

[Even] if I am not [accepted as] an apostle with other people, at least I am with you. For you people are my seal [i.e., proof] of my apostleship in [the service of] the Lord.

1 Corinthians 15:8-9

Then last of all, He appeared to me also, as someone born abnormally. [Note: This probably refers to Paul being converted later than the rest of the apostles].

2 Corinthians 6:1

As workers together with God we urge you also, who have received God's unearned favor, do not allow it to be for nothing,

2 Corinthians 11:5

For I consider myself not to be one bit inferior to those "super apostles." [Note: Paul is referring to his opponents there in Corinth who claimed apostolic authority].

2 Corinthians 12:11-12

I have become foolish [i.e., by my boasting], but you made me do it [i.e., in order to vindicate myself]. For I should have been commended by you [i.e., for my effective ministry there in Corinth], because I was not inferior in any way to those "super apostles" [See 11:5], even though I am nothing.

Galatians 1:1

[This letter is from] Paul, an apostle, (not from [the authority of] men, or through the [agency] of a man, but by [a direct commission from] Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised Him from the dead).

Galatians 1:15-17

But then it was the good pleasure of God, who set me apart [for this purpose] before I was born, to call me [to this ministry] through His unearned favor.

Galatians 2:7-8

On the contrary, they saw that I had [already] been entrusted [by God] with the Gospel for the uncircumcised ones [i.e., for Gentiles], just as Peter [had been entrusted by God] with the Gospel for the circumcised ones [i.e., for Jews].

Galatians 5:1

Christ set us free [from condemnation under the law of Moses], so we could stay free! Remain where you are then, and do not get tangled up again in the enslaving harness [of the law of Moses].

1 Thessalonians 2:6

[And] we were not looking for honor from people, either from you or from anyone else, even though, as apostles of Christ, we could have become a burden [to you]. [Note: The idea seems to be that the apostles could have claimed financial support, but chose not to].

Titus 1:1-3

[This letter is from] Paul, a slave of God, and an apostle for [the benefit of] the faith of God's elect [i.e., His chosen people] and [to spread] the knowledge of the truth which leads to godliness,

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