Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

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

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?

Amplified

Or is it only Barnabas and I who have no right to stop doing manual labor [in order to support our ministry]?

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?

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 Do we not have the right to take a believing [i.e., a Christian] wife with us [on our preaching tours], just like the rest of the apostles, and the Lord's brothers do [i.e., James, Joseph, Judas and Simon. Mark 6:3], and Cephas [i.e., Peter]? 6 Or, are Barnabas and I the only ones who must have a [secular] job for our living? 7 What soldier ever served [in the army] and paid his own expenses? Who [ever] planted a grape orchard and did not get to eat some of the grapes it produced? Or, who [ever] tended a flock of goats and did not get to drink some of the milk?


Cross References

Acts 4:36

And Joseph, who was called by the apostles, Barnabas (which means "son of encouragement"), was a descendant of the Jewish tribe of Levi, whose family originated from [the island of] Cyprus.

Acts 11:22

And the news about [what was being done by] these people reached the church in Jerusalem, so that they sent Barnabas to Antioch [in Syria].

Acts 13:1-2

Now in the church at Antioch there were [these] prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Symeon, called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen, the foster-brother of Herod the Tetrarch [i.e., governor of Galilee], and Saul.

Acts 13:50

But the Jews incited the devoted [non-Jewish] women who held respected positions, and the principal men of the city, by stirring up a persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and [succeeded] in running them out of the region.

Acts 14:12

So, they called Barnabas, "Zeus," and Paul "Hermes," because Paul was the principal speaker.

Acts 15:36-37

Then after some days Paul suggested to Barnabas, "Let us go back and visit the brothers in all the towns where we proclaimed the message of the Lord, to see how they are doing."

Acts 18:3

and, because they followed the same trade of tentmaking, he stayed with them and went to work [for them].

Acts 20:34-35

You [also] know that I worked with my own hands to provide not only my own needs, but the needs of those who were with me.

1 Corinthians 4:11-12

Even to this moment, we [apostles] are hungry and thirsty; we have inadequate clothing; we have been beaten; we do not have a permanent place to live;

1 Thessalonians 2:9

For you brothers remember how we labored and toiled, working hard night and day, so that we would not burden any of you [while] we proclaimed to you the Gospel of God.

2 Thessalonians 3:7-9

For you, yourselves, know how you ought to follow our example, for we did not live in idleness when we were among you;

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