Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Are they helpers of Christ? (I speak as being mad) I more: in toils, more abundantly; in stripes, countless; in prisons, more frequently; in deaths often.

New American Standard Bible

Are they servants of Christ?—I speak as if insane—I more so; in far more labors, in far more imprisonments, beaten times without number, often in danger of death.

King James Version

Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft.

Holman Bible

Are they servants of Christ?
I’m talking like a madman—I’m a better one:
with far more labors,
many more imprisonments,
far worse beatings, near death many times.

International Standard Version

Are they the Messiah's servants? I am insane to talk like this, but I am a far better one! I have been involved in far greater efforts, far more imprisonments, countless beatings, and have faced death more than once.

American Standard Version

Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as one beside himself) I more; in labors more abundantly, in prisons more abundantly, in stripes above measure, in deaths oft.

Amplified

Are they [self-proclaimed] servants of Christ?—I am speaking as if I were out of my mind—I am more so [for I exceed them]; with far more labors, with far more imprisonments, beaten times without number, and often in danger of death.

An Understandable Version

Are they servants of Christ? (I am really talking like a crazy person now). I am more [of a servant, than they are]. I have worked much harder. I have been in prison more often. I have been flogged more severely. I have been in danger of death more frequently.

Anderson New Testament

Are they ministers of Christ? (I say it foolishly,) I am above them. In labors more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths often.

Bible in Basic English

Are they servants of Christ? (I am talking foolishly) I am more so; I have had more experience of hard work, of prisons, of blows more than measure, of death.

Common New Testament

Are they servants of Christ? I am a better oneI am talking like a madmanin far more labors, in far more imprisonments, with more beatings, and often in danger of death.

Daniel Mace New Testament

so am I: are they ministers of Christ? is it my vanity? I am more so: in toilsome labours I surpass them, in stripes I am exceedingly beyond them, in prisons I have been oftner, and frequently in the very jaws of death.

Darby Translation

Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as being beside myself) I above measure so; in labours exceedingly abundant, in stripes to excess, in prisons exceedingly abundant, in deaths oft.

Godbey New Testament

Are they the ministers of Christ? (I speak as a mad man,) I am more; in labors more abundantly, in stripes more abundantly, in prisons more frequently, in deaths often;

Goodspeed New Testament

If they are Christian workers?? am talking like a madman!?? am a better one! with far greater labors, far more imprisonments, vastly worse beatings, and in frequent danger of death.

John Wesley New Testament

Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak foolishly) I more: in labours more abundantly, in stripes more exceedingly, in prisons more abundantly, in deaths often.

Julia Smith Translation

Are they Christ's servants? (I speak being light-headed) I above; in toils more abundant, in blows more excessively, in watchings more abundantly, in deaths often.

King James 2000

Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labors more abundant, in stripes beyond measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths often.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Are they servants of Christ?--I am speaking as though I were beside myself--I [am] more so, with far greater labors, with far more imprisonments, with beatings to a much greater degree, in [danger of] death many times.

Modern King James verseion

Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as beside myself,) I am more! I have been in labors more abundantly, in stripes above measure, in prisons more, in deaths many times.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

They are the ministers of Christ - I speak as a fool - I am more: In labors more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prison more plenteously,

Moffatt New Testament

Ministers of Christ? yes perhaps, but not as much as I am (I am mad to talk like this!), with all my labours, with all my lashes, with all my time in prison ??a record longer far than theirs. I have been often at the point of death;

Montgomery New Testament

Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as though I were beside myself), such, far, more, am I; in labors more abundant, in imprisonments also more abundant, in floggings beyond measure, in deaths often.

NET Bible

Are they servants of Christ? (I am talking like I am out of my mind!) I am even more so: with much greater labors, with far more imprisonments, with more severe beatings, facing death many times.

New Heart English Bible

Are they servants of Christ? (I speak as one beside himself) I am more so; in labors more abundantly, in prisons more abundantly, in stripes above measure, in deaths often.

Noyes New Testament

Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as beside myself,) I am more; in labors more abundantly, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequently, in deaths often;

Sawyer New Testament

Are they ministers of Christ? I speak foolishly, I am more; in labors most abundant, in stripes above measure, in imprisonments most abundant, in deaths often;

The Emphasized Bible

Ministers of Christ, are they? As one deranged I am talking, I, above measure! - in toils, superabundantly, in prisons, superabundantly, in stripes, to excess, in deaths, oft, -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Are they the ministers of Christ? (I speak foolishly) I am above [them]: in labours more abundantly, in stripes exceedingly more, in prisons more frequently, in the most immediate danger of death often.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Are they 'Servants of Christ'? Though it is madness to talk like this, I am more so than they! I have had more of toil, more of imprisonment! I have been flogged times without number. I have been often at death's door.

Webster

Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labors more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths often.

Weymouth New Testament

Are they servants of Christ? (I speak as if I were out of my mind.)

Williams New Testament

Are they ministers of Christ? So am I. I am talking like a man that has gone crazy -- as such I am superior! -- serving Him with labors greater by far, with far more imprisonments, with floggings vastly worse, and often at the point of death.

World English Bible

Are they servants of Christ? (I speak as one beside himself) I am more so; in labors more abundantly, in prisons more abundantly, in stripes above measure, in deaths often.

Worrell New Testament

Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as beside myself) I am more; in labors more abundantly, in prisons more abundantly, in stripes above measure, in deaths often;

Worsley New Testament

so am I: are they ministers of Christ? (if I may speak as a fool) I am more: in labors more abundant, in stripes far exceeding, in prisons more frequently, and often even in deaths.

Youngs Literal Translation

ministrants of Christ are they? -- as beside myself I speak -- I more; in labours more abundantly, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequently, in deaths many times;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
εἰσί 
Eisi 
are, be, were, have, not tr,
Usage: 97

διάκονος 
Diakonos 
Usage: 24

of Christ
Χριστός 
christos 
Usage: 557

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

λαλέω 
Laleo 
Usage: 235

as a fool
παραφρονέω 
Paraphroneo 
as a fool
Usage: 1

I
ὑπέρ 
Huper 
Usage: 138

am more
ὑπέρ 
Huper 
Usage: 138

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

κόπος 
Kopos 
Usage: 13

περισσοτέρως 
Perissoteros 
Usage: 13

πληγή 
Plege 
Usage: 19

ὑπερβαλλόντως 
Huperballontos 
Usage: 1

φυλακή 
Phulake 
Usage: 35

περισσοτέρως 
Perissoteros 
Usage: 13

θάνατος 
Thanatos 
Usage: 100

References

American

Fausets

Context Readings

Paul Boasts In His Sufferings

22 Are they Hebrews? I too. Are they Israelites? I too. Are they a seed of Abraham? I too. 23 Are they helpers of Christ? (I speak as being mad) I more: in toils, more abundantly; in stripes, countless; in prisons, more frequently; in deaths often. 24 From the Jews five times I received forty save one.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 15:10

But by the grace of God I am what I am. And his grace for me did not become empty, but I labored more abundantly than them all, yet not I, but the grace of God with me.

2 Corinthians 6:4-5

but in everything commending ourselves as helpers of God, in much perseverance, in afflictions, in necessities, in restrictions,

Acts 9:16

For I will give him a glimpse of how many things it is necessary for him to suffer for my name.

2 Corinthians 3:6

who also made us qualified helpers of a new covenant, not of a document, but of a spirit, for the document kills but the spirit makes alive.

1 Corinthians 3:5

Who therefore is Paul and who is Apollos? But rather helpers through whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to each man.

1 Corinthians 15:30-32

And we, why are we in peril every hour?

2 Corinthians 1:9-10

But we ourselves have had the sentence of death in ourselves, so that we should not be trusting in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead.

2 Corinthians 4:11

For we who live are always given over to death for Jesus' sake, so that also the life of Jesus may be made visible in our mortal flesh.

2 Corinthians 6:9

as unknown, and well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as punished, and not put to death;

Acts 14:19

But Jews came from Antioch and Iconium. And having persuaded the crowds, and having stoned Paul, they dragged him out of the city, after presuming him to be dead.

Acts 16:23-24

And having laid many blows upon them, they cast them into prison, having ordered the jailor to guard them securely,

Acts 20:23

except that the Holy Spirit testifies from city to city, saying that bonds and afflictions await me.

Acts 21:11

And having come to us, and having taken Paul's belt, having bound both his feet and hands, he said, The Holy Spirit says these things: Thus the Jews in Jerusalem will bind the man whose belt this is, and will deliver him into the h

Acts 24:26-27

He also hoped simultaneously that money would be given him by Paul so that he might free him. And so, summoning him more frequently, he conversed with him.

Acts 25:14

And as he was remaining there more days, Festus declared to the King the things concerning Paul, saying, There is a certain man who was left behind a prisoner by Felix,

Acts 27:1

And when it was determined for us to sail for Italy, they delivered both Paul and some other prisoners to a centurion named Julius, of the band of Augustus.

Acts 28:16

And when we came to Rome, the centurion delivered the prisoners to the commandant, but Paul was allowed to dwell by himself with the soldier who guarded him.

Acts 28:30

And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired lodging. And he received all who came in to him,

Romans 8:36

Just as it is written, For thy sake we are killed the whole day long. We are considered as sheep of slaughter.

1 Corinthians 4:1

Thus let a man regard us as of helpers of Christ, and managers of mysteries of God.

2 Corinthians 10:7

Do ye look at things according to appearance. If any man has convinced himself to be of Christ, let him consider this again of himself, that, as he is of Christ, so also are we of Christ.

2 Corinthians 11:5

For I reckon to come short in nothing of those, superlative apostles.

2 Corinthians 11:24-25

From the Jews five times I received forty save one.

2 Corinthians 12:11-12

I have become foolish, boasting. Ye compelled me, for I ought to have been commended by you. For I came short in nothing of those, superlative apostles, even though I am nothing.

Ephesians 3:1

For this reason I Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles,

Ephesians 4:1

I therefore, the prisoner in Lord, call on you to walk worthily of the calling in which ye were called,

Ephesians 6:20

for which I am an ambassador in bondage, so that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

Philippians 1:13

in order for my bonds in Christ to became apparent in the whole Praetorium, and in all the others.

Philippians 2:17

Yet even if I am poured out a libation upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all.

Colossians 1:24

I now rejoice in sufferings for you, and make complete in my flesh things lacking of the afflictions of the Christ for his body, which is the church.

Colossians 1:29

For which also I labor, striving according to his working, which works in me with power.

1 Thessalonians 3:2

And we sent Timothy, our brother, and a helper of God, and our fellow workman in the good-news of the Christ, in order to establish you and to encourage you about your faith,

1 Timothy 4:6

Laying these things down to the brothers, thou will be a good helper of Jesus Christ, reared up in the words of the faith, and of the good doctrine that thou have followed.

2 Timothy 1:8

Be not ashamed therefore of the testimony of our Lord nor of me his prisoner, but suffer together with the good-news according to the power of God.

2 Timothy 1:16

May the Lord grant mercy to the house of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chain.

2 Timothy 2:9

within which I suffer evil to the point of bonds as an evildoer, but the word of God is not bound.

2 Timothy 2:9

within which I suffer evil to the point of bonds as an evildoer, but the word of God is not bound.

Hebrews 10:34

For ye were both compassionate about my bonds, and ye accepted with joy the plundering of your possessions, knowing yourselves to have a superior and an enduring existence in the heavens.

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