Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

For we stretch not ourselves overmuch, as though we reached not unto you: for we came even as far as unto you in the gospel of Christ:

New American Standard Bible

For we are not overextending ourselves, as if we did not reach to you, for we were the first to come even as far as you in the gospel of Christ;

King James Version

For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure, as though we reached not unto you: for we are come as far as to you also in preaching the gospel of Christ:

Holman Bible

For we are not overextending ourselves, as if we had not reached you, since we have come to you with the gospel of Christ.

International Standard Version

For it is not as though we were overstepping our limits when we came to you. We were the first to reach you with the gospel of the Messiah.

A Conservative Version

For it is not as not reaching for you. We overextend ourselves. For we even reached as far as you in the good-news of the Christ,

Amplified

We are not overstepping the limits of our province, as if we did not [legitimately] reach to you, for we were the [very] first to come even as far as you with the good news of Christ.

An Understandable Version

Now we are not going too far in claiming you as part of our outreach, since we were the first ones to come to you with the Gospel of Christ.

Anderson New Testament

For we do not stretch ourselves too far, as if we did not come to you: for even as far as to you, have we already come in the gospel of the Christ,

Bible in Basic English

For we have no need to make ourselves seem more than we are, as if our authority did not come as far as to you: for we came even as far as you with the good news of Christ:

Common New Testament

For we are not overextending ourselves, as if we did not reach to you; we were the first to come even as far as you with the gospel of Christ.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for I do not stretch beyond my limits to take you in; since in preaching the gospel of Christ, we are advanced even to you.

Darby Translation

For we do not, as not reaching to you, overstretch ourselves, (for we have come to you also in the glad tidings of the Christ;)

Godbey New Testament

For not as not reaching unto you do we stretch ourselves, for we have advanced in the gospel of Christ even unto you:

Goodspeed New Testament

It is no strain for me to do this, as it might be for people who had never got so far, for I was the first to come all the way to you with the good news of the Christ.

John Wesley New Testament

For we do not extend ourselves excessively, as not reaching to you; for we are come even to you, in the gospel of Christ:

Julia Smith Translation

For not as reaching to you we stretch beyond ourselves: for also even to you we came before in the good news of Christ:

King James 2000

For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure, as though we reached not unto you: for we are come as far as to you also in preaching the gospel of Christ:

Lexham Expanded Bible

For we are not overextending ourselves, as [if we] had not reached you, because we have reached even as far as you with the gospel of Christ,

Modern King James verseion

For we do not overstretch ourselves as though not reaching to you. For we also came to you in the gospel of Christ;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For we stretch not out ourselves beyond measure as though we had not reached unto you. For even unto you have we come with the gospel of Christ,

Moffatt New Testament

I am not overstepping the limit, as if you lay beyond my sphere; I was the very first to reach you with the gospel of Christ.

Montgomery New Testament

For I am not overstepping the limits of my authority, as though I reached you not; since I have already come even as far as Corinth to proclaim the gospel of Christ.

NET Bible

For we were not overextending ourselves, as though we did not reach as far as you, because we were the first to reach as far as you with the gospel about Christ.

New Heart English Bible

For we do not stretch ourselves too much, as though we did not reach to you. For we came even as far as to you with the Good News of Christ,

Noyes New Testament

For we do not stretch ourselves beyond our measure, as though we reached not to you; (for as far as even to you did we come, in the gospel of Christ;)

Sawyer New Testament

For we do not stretch ourselves out too far, as if we had not come to you, for we came even to you with the gospel of Christ;

The Emphasized Bible

For, not as though we were not reaching unto you, are we over-stretching ourselves, for, as far as even you, were we beforehand in the glad-message of the Christ:

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For we stretch not our pretensions beyond bounds, as though we reached not unto you; for we have advanced even unto you in the gospel of Christ:

Twentieth Century New Testament

For it is not the case, as it would be if we were not in the habit of coming to you, that we are exceeding our bounds! Why, we were the very first to reach you with the Good News of the Christ!

Webster

For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure, as though we reached not to you; for we are come as far as to you also in preaching the gospel of Christ:

Weymouth New Testament

For there is no undue stretch of authority on our part, as though it did not extend to you. We pressed on even to Corinth, and were the first to proclaim to you the Good News of the Christ.

Williams New Testament

For I am not overstepping my authority as though I should not reach you, for I was the very first to reach as far as you with the good news of Christ.

World English Bible

For we don't stretch ourselves too much, as though we didn't reach to you. For we came even as far as to you with the Good News of Christ,

Worrell New Testament

For we stretch not ourselves overmuch, as if not reaching to you; for we came even as far as to you in the Gospel of Christ;

Worsley New Testament

For we do not stretch ourselves beyond measure, as though we were not commissioned to come unto you; for we have reached even to you also in preaching the gospel of Christ.

Youngs Literal Translation

for not as not reaching to you do we stretch ourselves overmuch, for even unto you did we come in the good news of the Christ,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

we stretch
ὑπερεκτείνω 
Huperekteino 
Usage: 1

not
οὐ 
Ou 
μή 
me 
not, no, cannot ,
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 1032
Usage: 493

ἑαυτοῦ 
heautou 
Usage: 249

ὑπερεκτείνω 
Huperekteino 
Usage: 1

ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417

we reached
ἐφικνέομαι 
Ephikneomai 
Usage: 2

εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

you
ὑμᾶς 
Humas 
you, ye, for your sakes Trans, not tr,
Usage: 314

for
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

we are come
φθάνω 
Phthano 
Usage: 5

as far as
ἄχρι ἄχρις 
Achri 
until, unto, till, till 9 , until 9, while 9, even to,
Usage: 43

to you
ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371


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

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

εὐαγγέλιον 
Euaggelion 
Usage: 69

References

Fausets

Context Readings

Paul's Ministry Defended

13 But we will not glory beyond our measure, but according to the measure of the province which God apportioned to us as a measure, to reach even unto you. 14 For we stretch not ourselves overmuch, as though we reached not unto you: for we came even as far as unto you in the gospel of Christ: 15 not glorying beyond our measure, that is, in other men's labors; but having hope that, as your faith groweth, we shall be magnified in you according to our province unto further abundance,



Cross References

1 Corinthians 4:15

For though ye have ten thousand tutors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I begat you through the gospel.

Mark 1:1

The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

Acts 20:24

But I hold not my life of any account as dear unto myself, so that I may accomplish my course, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

Romans 1:16

For I am not ashamed of the gospel: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

Romans 2:16

in the day when God shall judge the secrets of men, according to my gospel, by Jesus Christ.

Romans 15:18-19

For I will not dare to speak of any things save those which Christ wrought through me, for the obedience of the Gentiles, by word and deed,

Romans 16:25

Now to him that is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which hath been kept in silence through times eternal,

1 Corinthians 2:10

But unto us God revealed them through the Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

1 Corinthians 3:5-6

What then is Apollos? and what is Paul? Ministers through whom ye believed; and each as the Lord gave to him.

1 Corinthians 3:10

According to the grace of God which was given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder I laid a foundation; and another buildeth thereon. But let each man take heed how he buildeth thereon.

1 Corinthians 9:1-2

Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are not ye my work in the Lord?

2 Corinthians 2:12

Now when I came to Troas for the gospel of Christ, and when a door was opened unto me in the Lord,

2 Corinthians 3:1-3

Are we beginning again to commend ourselves? or need we, as do some, epistles of commendation to you or from you?

2 Corinthians 4:4

in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not dawn upon them .

Galatians 1:6-8

I marvel that ye are so quickly removing from him that called you in the grace of Christ unto a different gospel;

Colossians 1:5

because of the hope which is laid up for you in the heavens, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel,

1 Timothy 1:11

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

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