Parallel Verses

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.

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 [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;

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? so am I: are they Israelites? so am I: are they the seed of Abraham? 23 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. 24 From the Jews I have five times received forty stripes save one.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 15:10

But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his favor to me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all; yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.

2 Corinthians 6:4-5

but in every thing approving ourselves as the ministers of God; by much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in straits,

Acts 9:16

for I will shew him how great sufferings he must endure for my name.

2 Corinthians 3:6

Who hath also fitted us to be ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter, but of the Spirit: for the letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth life.

1 Corinthians 3:5

Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whose means ye embraced the faith, even as the Lord gave success to each of them?

1 Corinthians 15:30-32

And why are we in danger every hour?

2 Corinthians 1:9-10

but we had the sentence of death within ourselves, that we might not trust in ourselves, but in God who raiseth the dead:

2 Corinthians 4:11

For we, who are yet living, are always exposed to death for the sake of Jesus, that the life also of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh.

2 Corinthians 6:9

as deceivers, and yet true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as chastened, but not put to death;

Acts 14:19

But there came thither some Jews from Antioch and Iconium, and persuading the multitude, stoned Paul, and dragged him out of the city, supposing him to be dead.

Acts 16:23-24

And when they had given them many stripes, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely.

Acts 20:23

save that the holy Spirit testifieth in every city, that bonds and afflictions await me.

Acts 21:11

and he came to us, and taking up Paul's girdle, and binding his own hands and feet, he said, Thus saith the holy Spirit, So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man whose girdle this is, and shall deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.

Acts 24:26-27

And hoping also that money would be given him by Paul, that he might discharge him; he sent for him the more frequently, and conversed with him.

Acts 25:14

And as they spent several days there, Festus related Paul's case to the king, saying, There is a man left in custody by Felix: concerning whom,

Acts 27:1

Now as it was determined that we should sail to Italy, they delivered Paul and some other prisoners to a centurion named Julius, of the Augustan cohort.

Acts 28:16

And when we came to Rome, the centurion delivered the prisoners to the captain of the guard: but Paul was permitted to live by himself with the soldier that had him in custody.

Acts 28:30

And Paul abode two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came to him:

Romans 8:36

(as it is written, "for thy sake we are killed all the day long, we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter:")

1 Corinthians 4:1

Let a man so account of us, as the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.

2 Corinthians 10:7

Do ye look at things according to the outward appearance? If any one is confident in himself that he is Christ's, let him consider this again of himself, that as he is Christ's, so we also are Christ's.

2 Corinthians 11:5

For I think I was not inferior to the very chiefest apostles: and if I am unskilled in speech,

2 Corinthians 11:24-25

From the Jews I have five times received forty stripes save one.

2 Corinthians 12:11-12

Am I become vain in boasting? ye have forced me to it: for I ought to have been recommended by you, as I have in nothing fallen short of the very chiefest of the apostles, though in myself I am nothing.

Ephesians 3:1

For this cause I Paul am the prisoner of Jesus Christ for the sake of you Gentiles:

Ephesians 4:1

I therefore, a prisoner for the sake of the Lord, exhort you to walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, with all humility and meekness;

Ephesians 6:20

for which I am an ambassador though in chains: that I may speak boldly in behalf of it, as I ought to speak.

Philippians 1:13

so that my bonds are manifest in all the palace, and all other places, to be for the sake of Christ;

Philippians 2:17

But if I be even poured forth as a libation on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and congratulate with you all.

Colossians 1:24

Now I rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up what is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh, for the sake of his body, which is the church.

Colossians 1:29

in order to which I also labour, striving earnestly according to his energy which operates in me with power.

1 Thessalonians 3:2

and sent Timothy our brother, and a minister of God, and our fellow-labourer in the gospel of Christ, to establish and exhort you concerning your faith;

1 Timothy 4:6

If thou lay these things before the brethren, thou wilt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, as one brought up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, to which thou hast attained.

2 Timothy 1:8

Be not therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but bear thy part in the afflictions of the gospel, according to the power of God;

2 Timothy 1:16

The Lord shew mercy to the family of Onesiphorus; for he often refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain: but when he was at Rome,

2 Timothy 2:9

for whose sake I suffer trouble even unto bonds, as if I were a malefactor; but the word of God is not bound.

2 Timothy 2:9

for whose sake I suffer trouble even unto bonds, as if I were a malefactor; but the word of God is not bound.

Hebrews 10:34

for ye sympathized with me in my bonds, and ye took joyfully the plundering of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.

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