Parallel Verses

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.

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 a reward; but if it is not of my will [but by God’s choosing], I have been entrusted with a [sacred] stewardship.

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.

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.

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

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

Paul Gives Up His Rights As An Apostle

16 For if I proclaim the Good News, I have nothing to boast about; for necessity is laid on me; but woe is to me, if I do not proclaim the Good News. 17 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. 18 What then is my reward? That, when I proclaim the Good News, I may present the Good News without charge, so as not to abuse my authority in the Good News.


Cross References

Galatians 2:7

but to the contrary, when they saw that I had been entrusted with the Good News for the uncircumcision, even as Peter with the Good News for the circumcision

1 Corinthians 3:8

Now he who plants and he who waters are the same, but each will receive his own reward according to his own labor.

1 Corinthians 4:1

So let a man think of us as Christ's servants, and stewards of God's mysteries.

Colossians 1:25

of which I was made a servant, according to the stewardship of God which was given me toward you, to fulfill the word of God,

Matthew 10:41

He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet's reward. He who receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man will receive a righteous man's reward.

1 Corinthians 3:14

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

Exodus 4:13-14

He said, "Oh, Lord, please send someone else."

1 Chronicles 28:9

You, Solomon my son, know the God of your father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind; for the LORD searches all hearts, and understands all the imaginations of the thoughts. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will cast you off forever.

1 Chronicles 29:5

of gold for the things of gold, and of silver for the things of silver, and for all kinds of work to be made by the hands of artisans. Who then offers willingly to consecrate himself this day to the LORD?"

1 Chronicles 29:9

Then the people rejoiced, because they offered willingly, because with a perfect heart they offered willingly to the LORD: 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 so willingly as this? For all things come from you, and of your own have we given you.

Nehemiah 11:2

The people blessed all the men who willingly offered themselves to dwell in Jerusalem.

Isaiah 6:8

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

Jeremiah 20:9

If I say, "I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name," then there is in my heart as it were a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I am weary with forbearing, and I can't contain it.

Ezekiel 3:14

So the Spirit lifted me up, and took me away; and I went in bitterness, in the anger 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. He went down to Joppa, and found a ship going to Tarshish; so he paid its fare, and went down into it, to go with them to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD.

Jonah 4:1-3

But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was angry.

Malachi 1:10

"Oh that there were one among you who would shut the doors, that you might not kindle fire on my altar in vain. I have no pleasure in you," says the LORD of hosts, "neither will I accept an offering at your hand.

Matthew 24:25

"See, I have told you beforehand.

Luke 12:42

The Lord said, "Who then is the faithful and wise steward, whom his lord will set over his household, to give them their portion of food at the right times?

1 Corinthians 9:16

For if I proclaim the Good News, I have nothing to boast about; for necessity is laid on me; but woe is to me, if I do not proclaim the Good News.

2 Corinthians 8:12

For if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according to what you have, not according to what you do not have.

Ephesians 3:2-8

if it is so that you have heard of the administration of that grace of God which was given me toward you;

Philippians 1:16-17

The former insincerely proclaim Christ from selfish ambition, thinking that they add affliction to my chains;

1 Thessalonians 2:4

But even as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the Good News, so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, who tests our hearts.

1 Timothy 1:11-13

according to the Good News of the glory of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.

1 Peter 5:2-4

Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, exercising the oversight, not under compulsion, but voluntarily, as God wants; not for dishonest gain, but willingly;

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