Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

My defense to those people who [want to] examine my credentials is this:

New American Standard Bible

My defense to those who examine me is this:

King James Version

Mine answer to them that do examine me is this,

Holman Bible

My defense to those who examine me is this:

International Standard Version

This is my defense to those who would examine me:

A Conservative Version

My defense to those who examine me is this.

American Standard Version

My defence to them that examine me is this.

Amplified

This is my defense to those who would put me on trial and interrogate me [concerning my authority as an apostle]:

Anderson New Testament

My answer to those who examine me is this:

Bible in Basic English

My answer to those who are judging me is this.

Common New Testament

This is my defense to those who would examine me.

Daniel Mace New Testament

my answer to those who call me to account, is this:

Darby Translation

My defence to those who examine me is this:

Godbey New Testament

My defence to those calling me in question is this.

Goodspeed New Testament

My answer to those who want to investigate me is this:

John Wesley New Testament

My answer to them who examine me is this.

Julia Smith Translation

My justification to them examining me is this,

King James 2000

My answer to them that do examine me is this,

Lexham Expanded Bible

My defense to those who examine me is this:

Modern King James verseion

My answer to those who examine me is this:

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Mine answer to them that ask me, is this:

Moffatt New Testament

Here is my reply to my inquisitors.

Montgomery New Testament

This is my reply to my critics.

NET Bible

This is my defense to those who examine me.

New Heart English Bible

My defense to those who examine me is this.

Noyes New Testament

This is my answer to those who question my authority.

Sawyer New Testament

My defense to those who condemn me is this;

The Emphasized Bible

My defence, unto them who are examining me, is this:

Thomas Haweis New Testament

My apology to those who interrogate me is this,

Twentieth Century New Testament

The defense that I make to my critics is this:

Webster

My answer to them that examine me is this,

Weymouth New Testament

That is how I vindicate myself to those who criticize me.

Williams New Testament

My vindication of myself to those who are investigating me is this:

World English Bible

My defense to those who examine me is this.

Worrell New Testament

My defense to those examining me is this.

Worsley New Testament

And this is my answer to them that call me to account: have we not power to eat and to drink?

Youngs Literal Translation

My defence to those who examine me in this;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἐμός 
Emos 
my, mine, mine own, of me, I
Usage: 25

ἀπολογία 
Apologia 
Usage: 8

to them

which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

ἀνακρίνω 
Anakrino 
Usage: 16

me
ἐμέ 
Eme 
me, I, my, myself
Usage: 26

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

Verse Info

Context Readings

Paul Gives Up His Rights As An Apostle

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. 3 My defense to those people who [want to] examine my credentials is this: 4 Do we [i.e., Barnabas and Paul. See verse 6] not have the right to eat and drink [i.e., at the expense of the church]?


Cross References

Acts 22:1

"Brothers and fathers, listen to the defense I want to make to you."

Acts 25:16

I answered them that it is not the custom of the Romans to turn over any person [for sentencing] before he is faced by his accusers and has had the opportunity to defend himself against the charges made against him.

1 Corinthians 14:37

If any man thinks he is a prophet or has a spiritual gift, he should realize that the things I am writing to you are the Lord's commandment.

2 Corinthians 10:7-8

You people are looking [merely] at the appearance of things [or, "You should look at what is obvious!" In either case, it suggests they were misjudging Paul's ministry]. If any person is confident within himself that he belongs to Christ, he should reflect on this again: We are just as much Christ's [servants] as he is.

2 Corinthians 12:16-19

So, let it be [said] that I did not become a burden to you. But being a clever person, [some are saying] that I took you in by trickery. [Note: Paul is saying that even though he took no financial support from the church, they are accusing him of taking financial advantage of them through other people].

2 Corinthians 13:3

since you are looking for proof that Christ is speaking through me. Christ is not weak in His dealing with you, but is powerful among you. [Note: Paul probably refers to the positive effects of his ministry there in Corinth].

2 Corinthians 13:5

Put yourselves to a test; see if you are [really] in the faith [i.e., see if you are genuine Christians]; examine yourselves! Or, do you not realize that Jesus Christ is in your hearts, unless [of course] you fail the test [i.e., unless you are counterfeit Christians].

2 Corinthians 13:10

This is the reason I am writing these things while away from you, so that I will not have to deal severely with you when I am there. For the Lord gave me authority to build people up [spiritually] and not to tear them down.

Philippians 1:7

It is right for me to think this way about all of you, because I have you in my heart [i.e., you are dear to me], for you people are sharing in God's unearned favor with me [Note: Paul here refers to his ministry], both in my imprisonment and in my defense and confirmation of the Gospel [i.e., in my efforts to give proof of the Gospel's truth].

Philippians 1:17

But the others preach Christ out of rivalry, not sincerely, hoping to stir up trouble for me while I am in prison.

2 Timothy 4:16

At my first defense [Note: Paul here refers to his initial hearing before the Roman court] no one supported me, but everyone deserted me. May it not be held against them.

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