Parallel Verses

Amplified

Or is it only Barnabas and I who have no right to refrain from doing manual labor for a livelihood [in order to go about the work of the ministry]?

New American Standard Bible

Or do only Barnabas and I not have a right to refrain from working?

King James Version

Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to forbear working?

Holman Bible

Or do Barnabas and I alone have no right to refrain from working?

International Standard Version

Or is it only Barnabas and I who have to keep on working for a living?

A Conservative Version

Or have only I and Barnabas no right not to be occupied earning a living?

American Standard Version

Or I only and Barnabas, have we not a right to forbear working?

An Understandable Version

Or, are Barnabas and I the only ones who must have a [secular] job for our living?

Anderson New Testament

Or, have I only, and Barnabas, no right to leave off working?

Bible in Basic English

Or I only and Barnabas, have we no right to take a rest from work?

Common New Testament

Or is it only Barnabas and I who have no right to refrain from working for a living?

Daniel Mace New Testament

or I and Barnabas, are we only excluded the privilege of not working?

Darby Translation

Or I alone and Barnabas, have we not a right not to work?

Godbey New Testament

Have I and Barnabas alone not the right to forbear working?

Goodspeed New Testament

Or is it only Barnabas and I that have no right to give up working for a living?

John Wesley New Testament

Or I only and Barnabas, have we not power to forbear working?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Do only Barnabas and I not have authority to forbear working?

Julia Smith Translation

Or I only and Barnabas, have we not power not to work?

King James 2000

Or I only and Barnabas, have not we the right to forbear working?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Or do only I and Barnabas not have the right {to refrain from working}?

Modern King James verseion

Or is it only Barnabas and I who have no authority whether not to work?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Either only I and Barnabas have not power this to do?

Moffatt New Testament

What! are we the only ones, myself and Barnabas, who are denied the right of abstaining from work for our living?

Montgomery New Testament

Are we the only ones, Barnabas and I, who have no right to give up manual labor?

NET Bible

Or do only Barnabas and I lack the right not to work?

New Heart English Bible

Or have only Barnabas and I no right to not work?

Noyes New Testament

Or am I alone and Barnabas bound to labor with our own hands?

Sawyer New Testament

Or I only and Barnabas, have we not a right to abstain from labor?

The Emphasized Bible

Or have, only I and Barnabas, not a right to forbear working?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

or I alone and Barnabas, have we not power to forbear labour?

Twentieth Century New Testament

Or is it only Barnabas and I who have no right to give up working for our bread?

Webster

Or I only and Barnabas, have we not power to forbear working?

Weymouth New Testament

Or again, is it only Barnabas and myself who are not at liberty to give up working with our hands?

Williams New Testament

Or is it Barnabas and I alone who have no right to refrain from working for a living?

World English Bible

Or have only Barnabas and I no right to not work?

Worrell New Testament

Or have only I and Barnabas no right to give up working?

Worsley New Testament

Or is it I only and Barnabas, that have not power to forbear working?

Youngs Literal Translation

or only I and Barnabas, have we not authority -- not to work?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Or
ἤ 
or, than, either, or else, nor, not tr,
Usage: 199

I
ἐγώ 
Ego 
I, my, me, not tr
Usage: 174

μόνος 
Monos 
only, alone, by self
Usage: 30

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

Βαρνάβας 
Barnabas 
Usage: 29

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

not
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

we power
ἐξουσία 
Exousia 
Usage: 79

References

Fausets

Morish

Context Readings

Paul Gives Up His Rights As An Apostle

5 Have we not the right also to take along with us a Christian sister as wife, as do the other apostles and the Lord's brothers and Cephas (Peter)? 6 Or is it only Barnabas and I who have no right to refrain from doing manual labor for a livelihood [in order to go about the work of the ministry]? 7 [Consider this:] What soldier at any time serves at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat any of the fruit of it? Who tends a flock and does not partake of the milk of the flock?


Cross References

Acts 4:36

Now Joseph, a Levite and native of Cyprus who was surnamed Barnabas by the apostles, which interpreted means Son of Encouragement,

Acts 11:22

The rumors of this came to the ears of the church (assembly) in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch.

Acts 13:1-2

Now in the church (assembly) at Antioch there were prophets (inspired interpreters of the will and purposes of God) and teachers: Barnabas, Symeon who was called Niger [Black], Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a member of the court of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

Acts 13:50

But the Jews stirred up the devout women of high rank and the outstanding men of the town, and instigated persecution against Paul and Barnabas and drove them out of their boundaries.

Acts 14:12

They called Barnabas Zeus, and they called Paul, because he led in the discourse, Hermes [god of speech].

Acts 15:36-37

And after some time Paul said to Barnabas, Come, let us go back and again visit and help and minister to the brethren in every town where we made known the message of the Lord, and see how they are getting along.

Acts 18:3

And because he was of the same occupation, he stayed with them; and they worked [together], for they were tentmakers by trade.

Acts 20:34-35

You yourselves know personally that these hands ministered to my own needs and those [of the persons] who were with me.

1 Corinthians 4:11-12

To this hour we have gone both hungry and thirsty; we [ habitually] wear but one undergarment [and shiver in the cold]; we are roughly knocked about and wander around homeless.

1 Thessalonians 2:9

For you recall our hard toil and struggles, brethren. We worked night and day [and plied our trade] in order not to be a burden to any of you [for our support] while we proclaimed the glad tidings (the Gospel) of God to you.

2 Thessalonians 3:7-9

For you yourselves know how it is necessary to imitate our example, for we were not disorderly or shirking of duty when we were with you [we were not idle].

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