Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Or did I commit a sin in humbling myself so that you might be exalted, because I preached the gospel of God to you without charge?

King James Version

Have I committed an offence in abasing myself that ye might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God freely?

Holman Bible

Or did I commit a sin by humbling myself so that you might be exalted, because I preached the gospel of God to you free of charge?

International Standard Version

Did I commit a sin when I humbled myself by proclaiming to you the gospel of God free of charge, so that you could be exalted?

A Conservative Version

Or did I commit a sin lowering myself so that ye might be lifted up, because I preached to you the good-news of God freely?

American Standard Version

Or did I commit a sin in abasing myself that ye might be exalted, because I preached to you the gospel of God for nought?

Amplified

Or did I [perhaps] sin by humbling myself so that you might be exalted and honored, because I preached God’s gospel to you free of charge?

An Understandable Version

Or, did I sin by putting myself down in order to build you people up, because I preached the Gospel of God to you without taking [financial] support?

Anderson New Testament

Have I committed a sin, in making myself lowly, that you might be exalted, because I preached the gospel to you without cost?

Bible in Basic English

Or did I do wrong in making myself low so that you might be lifted up, because I gave you the good news of God without reward?

Common New Testament

Or did I commit a sin in humbling myself that you might be exalted, because I preached the gospel of God to you without charge?

Daniel Mace New Testament

If I have degraded myself for your advantage by preaching the holy gospel to you gratis, is that such a trespass?

Darby Translation

Have I committed sin, abasing myself in order that ye might be exalted, because I gratuitously announced to you the glad tidings of God?

Godbey New Testament

Did I commit sin humbling myself that you may be exalted, because I preached unto you the gospel of God gratuitously?

Goodspeed New Testament

Do you think that I did wrong in degrading myself to uplift you, because I preached God's good news to you without any compensation?

John Wesley New Testament

Have I committed an offence in humbling myself, that ye might be exalted, because I have preached the gospel of God to you at free cost?

Julia Smith Translation

Or did I a sin, humbling myself that ye might be exalted, because I announced to you the good news of God gratuitously?

King James 2000

Have I committed an offense in humbling myself that you might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God freely?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Or did I commit a sin [by] humbling myself in order that you may be exalted, because I proclaimed the gospel of God to you without payment?

Modern King James verseion

Or did I commit sin in humbling myself that you might be exalted, because I preached the gospel of God to you without charge?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Did I therein sin, because I submitted myself, that ye might be exalted? And because I preached unto you the Gospel of God freely?

Moffatt New Testament

But perhaps I did wrong in taking a humble place that you might have a high one ??I mean, in preaching the gospel of God to you for nothing!

Montgomery New Testament

Is it a sin, forsooth, that I humbled myself that you might be exalted, in preaching the gospel to you free of cost?

NET Bible

Or did I commit a sin by humbling myself so that you could be exalted, because I proclaimed the gospel of God to you free of charge?

New Heart English Bible

Or did I commit a sin in humbling myself that you might be exalted, because I preached to you God's Good News free of charge?

Noyes New Testament

Did I commit an offence in abasing myself that ye might be exalted, because I preached to you the gospel of God without charge?

Sawyer New Testament

Have I done wrong to humble myself that you might be exalted, that I preached the gospel of God to you gratuitously?

The Emphasized Bible

Or, a sin, did I commit - abasing, myself, that, ye, might be exalted, - in that, free of charge, God's glad-message, I announced unto you?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Am I chargeable with a fault (humbling myself that you might be exalted), that I preached to you the gospel of God freely?

Twentieth Century New Testament

Perhaps you say that I did wrong in humbling myself that you might be exalted--I mean because I told you God's Good News without payment.

Webster

Have I committed an offense in abasing myself that ye might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God without reward?

Weymouth New Testament

Is it a sin that I abased myself in order for you to be exalted, in that I proclaimed God's Good News to you without fee or reward?

Williams New Testament

Did I do wrong in taking a lowly place to let you have an exalted one, in that I preached the good news about God to you without accepting any pay?

World English Bible

Or did I commit a sin in humbling myself that you might be exalted, because I preached to you God's Good News free of charge?

Worrell New Testament

Or did I commit a sin in abasing myself, that ye might be exalted, because I proclaimed to you the Gospel of God without cost?

Worsley New Testament

Have I committed an offence in humbling myself that ye might be exalted? and in that I have preached the gospel of God to you gratis?

Youngs Literal Translation

The sin did I do -- myself humbling that ye might be exalted, because freely the good news of God I did proclaim to you?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἤ 
or, than, either, or else, nor, not tr,
Usage: 199

ποιέω 
Poieo 
do, make, bring forth, commit, cause, work, show, bear, keep, fulfil, deal, perform, not tr, , vr do
Usage: 372

an offence
ἁμαρτία 
Hamartia 
Usage: 143

in abasing
ταπεινόω 
Tapeinoo 
Usage: 7

ἐμαυτοῦ ἐμαυτῷ ἐμαυτόν 
Emautou 
Usage: 21

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

ye
ὑμείς 
Humeis 
ye, ye yourselves, you, not tr
Usage: 120

ὑψόω 
Hupsoo 
exalt, lift up
Usage: 8

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

εὐαγγελίζω 
Euaggelizo 
Usage: 50

to you
ὑμῖν 
Humin 
you, ye, your, not tr,
Usage: 293

the gospel
εὐαγγέλιον 
Euaggelion 
Usage: 69

of God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

References

Context Readings

Paul Defends His Apostleship

6 But even if I am unskilled in speech, yet I am not so in knowledge; in fact, in every way we have made this evident to you in all things. 7 Or did I commit a sin in humbling myself so that you might be exalted, because I preached the gospel of God to you without charge? 8 I robbed other churches by taking wages from them to serve you;


Cross References

2 Corinthians 12:13

For in what respect were you treated as inferior to the rest of the churches, except that I myself did not become a burden to you? Forgive me this wrong!

Acts 18:1-3

After these things he left Athens and went to Corinth.

Acts 20:34

You yourselves know that these hands ministered to my own needs and to the men who were with me.

1 Corinthians 4:10-12

We are fools for Christ’s sake, but you are prudent in Christ; we are weak, but you are strong; you are distinguished, but we are without honor.

1 Corinthians 9:6

Or do only Barnabas and I not have a right to refrain from working?

1 Corinthians 9:12

If others share the right over you, do we not more? Nevertheless, we did not use this right, but we endure all things so that we will cause no hindrance to the gospel of Christ.

1 Corinthians 9:14-18

So also the Lord directed those who proclaim the gospel to get their living from the gospel.

2 Corinthians 10:1

Now I, Paul, myself urge you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ—I who am meek when face to face with you, but bold toward you when absent!

1 Thessalonians 2:9

For you recall, brethren, our labor and hardship, how working night and day so as not to be a burden to any of you, we proclaimed to you the gospel of God.

2 Thessalonians 3:8

nor did we eat anyone’s bread without paying for it, but with labor and hardship we kept working night and day so that we would not be a burden to any of you;

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