Parallel Verses

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, -

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.

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.

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 [ministering] servants of Christ (the Messiah)? I am talking like one beside himself, [but] I am more, with far more extensive and abundant labors, with far more imprisonments, [beaten] with countless stripes, and frequently [at the point 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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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 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;

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 Hebrews, are they? I also, Israelites, are they? I also, seed of Abraham, are they? I also, 23 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, - 24 From Jews, five times, forty-save-one, have I received,


Cross References

1 Corinthians 15:10

But, by favour of God, I am what I am, and, his favour, which was unto me, hath not been made void, - but, much more abundantly than they all, have I toiled, albeit not, I, but the favour of God with me.

2 Corinthians 6:4-5

But, in everything, commending ourselves as God's ministers, - in much endurance, in tribulations, in necessities, in straits,

Acts 9:16

For, I, will let him understand how many things he must needs, for my name, suffer.

2 Corinthians 3:6

Who also hath made us sufficient to be ministers of a new covenant - not of letter, but of spirit, for, the letter, killeth, whereas, the Spirit, maketh alive.

1 Corinthians 3:5

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

1 Corinthians 15:30-32

Why also are, we, running into peril every hour?

2 Corinthians 1:9-10

But, we ourselves, within ourselves, have had the sentence of death, that we might not rest our confidence upon ourselves, but upon God, who raiseth the dead,

2 Corinthians 4:11

For, evermore, we, the living, unto death are being delivered, for Jesus' sake, in order that, the life also of Jesus, may be made manifest in our mortal flesh:

2 Corinthians 6:9

as unknown, and yet well-known, as dying, and lo! we live, as disciplined, and yet not put to death,

Acts 14:19

But there came thither, from Antioch and Iconium, Jews, and, persuading the multitudes, and stoning Paul, they dragged him outside the city, supposing him to be dead.

Acts 16:23-24

and, laying upon them many stripes, they thrust them into prison, charging the prison-keeper, safely, to be keeping them:

Acts 20:23

save that, the Holy Spirit, from city to city, doth bear me full witness, saying that, bonds and tribulations, await me.

Acts 21:11

and, coming unto us, and taking Paul's girdle, he bound his own feet and hands, and said - Thus, saith the Holy Spirit, the man whose this girdle is, shall the Jews thus bind in Jerusalem, and deliver up into the hands of Gentiles.

Acts 24:26-27

at the same time, also hoping that, money, would be given him by Paul; wherefore also, the more frequently sending for him, he used to converse with him.

Acts 25:14

And, as they were spending more days there, Festus, repeated, unto the king, the things relating to Paul, saying - A certain man, hath been left behind by Felix, as a prisoner;

Acts 27:1

Now, when it was determined that we should sail for Italy, they proceeded to deliver Paul, and certain other prisoners, unto a centurion by name Julius, of an Augustan band.

Acts 28:16

And, when we entered into Rome, Paul was suffered to abide by himself, with the soldier that guarded him.

Acts 28:30

And he abode two whole years in his own hired house, and made welcome all who were coming in unto him, -

Romans 8:36

According as it is written - For thy sake, are we being put to death all the day long, we have been reckoned as sheep for slaughter. -

1 Corinthians 4:1

Let a man, so, be reckoning of us, as officers of Christ, and stewards of sacred secrets of God.

2 Corinthians 10:7

The things that lie on the surface, ye are looking at: - if anyone hath come to trust in himself that he is, Christ's, this, let him reckon, again, with himself - that, even as, he, is Christ's, so, also are, we.

2 Corinthians 11:5

For I reckon not to have come a whit behind the exceeding overmuch apostles;

2 Corinthians 11:24-25

From Jews, five times, forty-save-one, have I received,

2 Corinthians 12:11-12

I have become foolish, - ye, compelled me: - I, in fact, ought, by you, to have been commended; for, not a whit, have I come behind the exceeding overmuch apostles, - even if I am nothing:

Ephesians 3:1

For this cause, I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus in behalf of you the nations: -

Ephesians 4:1

I exhort you, therefore, I, the prisoner in the Lord, to walk in a manner worthy of the calling wherewith ye were called: -

Ephesians 6:20

In behalf of which I am conducting an embassy in chains, that, therein, I may use freedom of utterance as it is needful for me to speak.

Philippians 1:13

So that, my bonds, have become manifest in Christ, in the whole palace, and unto all the rest, -

Philippians 2:17

Nay! if I am even to be poured out as a drink-offering, upon the sacrifice and public ministry of your faith, I rejoice, yea rejoice together with you all, -

Colossians 1:24

Now, am I rejoicing in the sufferings on your behalf, and am filling up the things that lack of the tribulations of the Christ, in my flesh, in behalf of his body, which is the assembly,

Colossians 1:29

Unto which I am even toiling, contending according to his energy which is energising itself in me with power.

1 Thessalonians 3:2

And sent Timothy - our brother, and God's minister in the glad-message of the Christ - that he might confirm and console you over your faith,

1 Timothy 4:6

These things, submitting to the brethren, thou shall be, a noble, minister of Christ Jesus, nourishing thyself with the words of the faith, and of the noble teaching which thou hast closely studied.

2 Timothy 1:8

Be not thou, therefore, put to shame - with regard to the witness of our Lord, nor with regard to me his prisoner; but suffer hardship together with the glad-message according to the power of God, -

2 Timothy 1:16

The Lord grant mercy unto the house, of Onesiphorus, in that, ofttimes, hath he refreshed me, and, as regardeth my chain, hath not been put to shame,

2 Timothy 2:9

In which I am suffering hardship, even unto bonds, as an evil-doer; but, the word of God, is not bound.

2 Timothy 2:9

In which I am suffering hardship, even unto bonds, as an evil-doer; but, the word of God, is not bound.

Hebrews 10:34

For, even with them who were in bonds, ye sympathised, and, unto the seizure of your goods, with joy, ye bade welcome, - knowing that ye have yourselves, for a better possession and an abiding.

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