Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

For if I do this voluntarily, I have a reward; but if against my will, I have a stewardship entrusted to me.

King James Version

For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me.

Holman Bible

For if I do this willingly, I have a reward; but if unwillingly, I am entrusted with a stewardship.

International Standard Version

For if I preach voluntarily, I get a reward, but if I am unwilling to do it, I am still entrusted with that obligation.

A Conservative Version

For if I do this voluntarily, I have a reward, but if involuntarily, I have been entrusted with a commission.

American Standard Version

For if I do this of mine own will, I have a reward: but if not of mine own will, I have a stewardship intrusted to me.

Amplified

For if I do this work of my own free will, then I have my pay (my reward); but if it is not of my own will, but is done reluctantly and under compulsion, I am [still] entrusted with a [sacred] trusteeship and commission.

An Understandable Version

For if I preached because [I personally decided] I wanted to, I could claim a reward. But if I did not preach from a personal decision to do so, then it would be because I was entrusted with the task [by God].

Anderson New Testament

For if I do this willingly, I have a reward; but if unwillingly, an apostolic stewardship has been intrusted to me.

Bible in Basic English

But if I do it gladly, I have a reward; and if not, I am under orders to do it.

Common New Testament

For if I do this voluntarily, I have a reward; but if it is not of my will, I have a stewardship entrusted to me.

Daniel Mace New Testament

now if I do this willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, it is a dispensation of trust which must be discharged.

Darby Translation

For if I do this voluntarily, I have a reward; but if not of my own will, I am entrusted with an administration.

Godbey New Testament

For if I do this willingly, I have a reward: but if unwillingly, I have been intrusted with a dispensation.

Goodspeed New Testament

For if I do it of my own accord, I have my pay, but if I do it because I must, it is still a responsibility that I am charged with.

John Wesley New Testament

If indeed I do this willingly, I have a reward; but if unwillingly, yet a dispensation is intrusted to me.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward; but if against my will, the stewardship of the gospel is committed unto me.

Julia Smith Translation

For if of free will I do this, I have reward: and if unwillingly, I have been entrusted with a stewardship.

King James 2000

For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a stewardship of the gospel is committed unto me.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For if I do this voluntarily, I have a reward, but if [I do so] unwillingly, I have been entrusted with a stewardship.

Modern King James verseion

For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward; but if against my will, I am entrusted with a stewardship.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

If I do it with a good will, I have a reward. But if I do it against my will, an office is committed unto me.

Moffatt New Testament

I get a reward if I do it of my own accord, whereas to do it otherwise is no more than for a steward to discharge his trust.

Montgomery New Testament

For if I do this of my own accord, I have my pay; but if unwilling, I have at least discharged my stewardship.

NET Bible

For if I do this voluntarily, I have a reward. But if I do it unwillingly, I am entrusted with a responsibility.

New Heart English Bible

For if I do this of my own will, I have a reward. But if not of my own will, I have a stewardship entrusted to me.

Noyes New Testament

For if I do this willingly, I have a reward; but if unwillingly, still I have been intrusted with a stewardship.

Sawyer New Testament

For if I do this willingly, I have a reward; but if unwillingly, I am intrusted with a stewardship.

The Emphasized Bible

For, if, by choice, this thing I am doing, I have, a reward; but, if not by choice, with a stewardship, have I been entrusted!

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For if I do this willingly, I have a reward; but if unwillingly, I am entrusted with the dispensation [of it].

Twentieth Century New Testament

If I do this work willingly, I have a reward; but, if unwillingly, I have been charged to perform a duty.

Webster

For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed to me.

Weymouth New Testament

And if I preach willingly, I receive my wages; but if against my will, a stewardship has nevertheless been entrusted to me.

Williams New Testament

For if I do it of my own accord, I get my pay; but if I am unwilling to do it, I still am entrusted with trusteeship.

World English Bible

For if I do this of my own will, I have a reward. But if not of my own will, I have a stewardship entrusted to me.

Worrell New Testament

For, if I do this willingly, I have a reward; but, if unwillingly, I have been entrusted with a stewardship.

Worsley New Testament

Now if I do this willingly, I have a reward; and if unwillingly, yet I am intrusted with the commission, and I must execute it.

Youngs Literal Translation

for if willing I do this, I have a reward; and if unwillingly -- with a stewardship I have been entrusted!

Interlinear

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

if
εἰ 
Ei 
εἰ 
Ei 
if, whether, that, not tr,
if, whether, that, not tr,
Usage: 218
Usage: 218

I do
πράσσω 
Prasso 
Usage: 35

τοῦτο 
Touto 
Usage: 232

ἑκών 
hekon 
Usage: 2

I have
ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

μισθός 
Misthos 
Usage: 13

but
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

against my will
ἄκων 
Akon 
against will
Usage: 1

οἰκονομία 
Oikonomia 
Usage: 5

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

Paul Gives Up His Rights As An Apostle

16 For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of, for I am under compulsion; for woe is me if I do not preach the gospel. 17 For if I do this voluntarily, I have a reward; but if against my will, I have a stewardship entrusted to me. 18 What then is my reward? That, when I preach the gospel, I may offer the gospel without charge, so as not to make full use of my right in the gospel.


Cross References

Galatians 2:7

But on the contrary, seeing that I had been entrusted with the gospel to the uncircumcised, just as Peter had been to the circumcised

1 Corinthians 3:8

Now he who plants and he who waters are one; but each will receive his own reward according to his own labor.

1 Corinthians 4:1

Let a man regard us in this manner, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.

Colossians 1:25

Of this church I was made a minister according to the stewardship from God bestowed on me for your benefit, so that I might fully carry out the preaching of the word of God,

Matthew 10:41

"He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward.

1 Corinthians 3:14

If any man's work which he has built on it remains, he will receive a reward.

Exodus 4:13-14

But he said, "Please, Lord, now send the message by whomever You will."

1 Chronicles 28:9

"As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a whole heart and a willing mind; for the LORD searches all hearts, and understands every intent of the thoughts If you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.

1 Chronicles 29:5

of gold for the things of gold and of silver for the things of silver, that is, for all the work done by the craftsmen. Who then is willing to consecrate himself this day to the LORD?"

1 Chronicles 29:9

Then the people rejoiced because they had offered so willingly, for they made their offering to the LORD with a whole heart, and King David also rejoiced greatly.

1 Chronicles 29:14

"But who am I and who are my people that we should be able to offer as generously as this? For all things come from You, and from Your hand we have given You.

Nehemiah 11:2

And the people blessed all the men who volunteered to live in Jerusalem.

Isaiah 6:8

Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?" Then I said, "Here am I. Send me!"

Jeremiah 20:9

But if I say, "I will not remember Him Or speak anymore in His name," Then in my heart it becomes like a burning fire Shut up in my bones; And I am weary of holding it in, And I cannot endure it.

Ezekiel 3:14

So the Spirit lifted me up and took me away; and I went embittered in the rage of my spirit, and the hand of the LORD was strong on me.

Jonah 1:3

But Jonah rose up to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD So he went down to Joppa, found a ship which was going to Tarshish, paid the fare and went down into it to go with them to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD.

Jonah 4:1-3

But it greatly displeased Jonah and he became angry.

Malachi 1:10

"Oh that there were one among you who would shut the gates, that you might not uselessly kindle fire on My altar! I am not pleased with you," says the LORD of hosts, "nor will I accept an offering from you.

Matthew 24:25

"Behold, I have told you in advance.

Luke 12:42

And the Lord said, "Who then is the faithful and sensible steward, whom his master will put in charge of his servants, to give them their rations at the proper time?

1 Corinthians 9:16

For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of, for I am under compulsion; for woe is me if I do not preach the gospel.

2 Corinthians 8:12

For if the readiness is present, it is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have.

Ephesians 3:2-8

if indeed you have heard of the stewardship of God's grace which was given to me for you;

Philippians 1:16-17

the latter do it out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel;

1 Thessalonians 2:4

but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who examines our hearts.

1 Timothy 1:11-13

according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted.

1 Timothy 1:11

according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted.

1 Peter 5:2-4

shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness;

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