Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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
For
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

a reward
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

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Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

Paul Gives Up His Rights As An Apostle

16 For if I announce the glad tidings, I have nothing to boast of; for a necessity is laid upon me; for it is woe to me if I should not announce the glad tidings. 17 For if I do this voluntarily, I have a reward; but if not of my own will, I am entrusted with an administration. 18 What is the reward then that I have? That in announcing the glad tidings I make the glad tidings costless to others, so as not to have made use, as belonging to me, of my right in announcing the glad tidings.


Cross References

Galatians 2:7

but, on the contrary, seeing that the glad tidings of the uncircumcision were confided to me, even as to Peter that of the circumcision,

1 Corinthians 3:8

But the planter and the waterer are one; but each shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.

1 Corinthians 4:1

Let a man so account of us as servants of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.

Colossians 1:25

of which I became minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given me towards you to complete the word of God,

Matthew 10:41

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

1 Corinthians 3:14

If the work of any one which he has built upon the foundation shall abide, he shall receive a reward.

Exodus 4:13-14

And he said, Ah Lord! send, I pray thee, by the hand of him whom thou wilt send.

1 Chronicles 28:9

And thou, Solomon my son, know the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind; for Jehovah searches all hearts, and discerns all the imaginations of the thoughts. If thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cut thee off for ever.

1 Chronicles 29:5

gold for things of gold, and silver for things of silver, and for all manner of work by the hands of artificers. And who is willing to offer to Jehovah this day?

1 Chronicles 29:9

And the people rejoiced because they offered willingly, for with perfect heart they offered willingly to Jehovah; and David the king also rejoiced with great joy.

1 Chronicles 29:14

But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer willingly after this manner? for all is of thee, and of that which is from thy hand have we given thee.

Nehemiah 11:2

And the people blessed all the men that willingly offered themselves to dwell in Jerusalem.

Isaiah 6:8

And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? And I said, Here am I; send me.

Jeremiah 20:9

And I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name: but it was in my heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones; and I became wearied with holding in, and I could not.

Ezekiel 3:14

And the Spirit lifted me up, and took me away; and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit, and the hand of Jehovah was strong upon me.

Jonah 1:3

But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of Jehovah; and he went down to Joppa, and found a ship going to Tarshish; so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish, from the presence of Jehovah.

Jonah 4:1-3

And it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was angry.

Malachi 1:10

Who is there among you that would even shut the doors? and ye would not kindle fire on mine altar for nothing. I have no delight in you, saith Jehovah of hosts, neither will I accept an oblation at your hand.

Matthew 24:25

Behold, I have told you beforehand.

Luke 12:42

And the Lord said, Who then is the faithful and prudent steward, whom his lord will set over his household, to give the measure of corn in season?

1 Corinthians 9:16

For if I announce the glad tidings, I have nothing to boast of; for a necessity is laid upon me; for it is woe to me if I should not announce the glad tidings.

2 Corinthians 8:12

For if the readiness be there, a man is accepted according to what he may have, not according to what he has not.

Ephesians 3:2-8

(if indeed ye have heard of the administration of the grace of God which has been given to me towards you,

Philippians 1:16-17

These indeed out of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the glad tidings;

1 Thessalonians 2:4

but even as we have been approved of God to have the glad tidings entrusted to us, so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, who proves our hearts.

1 Timothy 1:11-13

according to the glad tidings of the glory of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted.

1 Timothy 1:11

according to the glad tidings of the glory of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted.

1 Peter 5:2-4

shepherd the flock of God which is among you, exercising oversight, not by necessity, but willingly; not for base gain, but readily;

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