Parallel Verses

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?

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?

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

But did I perhaps make a mistake and do you a wrong in debasing and cheapening myself so that you might be exalted and enriched in dignity and honor and happiness by preaching God's Gospel without expense to you?

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?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

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 Even though I may be untrained as an orator, I am not so in the field of knowledge. We have made this clear to all of you in every possible way. 7 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? 8 I robbed other churches by accepting support from them in order to serve you.


Cross References

2 Corinthians 12:13

How were you treated worse than the other churches, except that I did not bother you for help? Forgive me for this wrong!

Acts 18:1-3

After this, Paul left Athens and went to Corinth.

Acts 20:34

You yourselves know that I worked with my own hands to support myself and those who were with me.

1 Corinthians 4:10-12

We are fools for the Messiah's sake, but you are wise in the Messiah. We are weak, but you are strong. You are honored, but we are dishonored.

1 Corinthians 9:6

Or is it only Barnabas and I who have to keep on working for a living?

1 Corinthians 9:12

If others enjoy this right over you, don't we have a stronger claim? But we did not use this right. On the contrary, we tolerate everything in order not to put an obstacle in the way of the gospel of the Messiah.

1 Corinthians 9:14-18

In the same way, the Lord has ordered that those who proclaim the gospel should make their living from the gospel.

2 Corinthians 10:1

Now I myself, Paul, plead with you with the gentleness and kindness of the Messiah I who am humble when I am face to face with you but forceful toward you when I am away!

1 Thessalonians 2:9

Brothers, you remember our labor and toil. We worked night and day so that we would not become a burden to any of you while we proclaimed the gospel of God to you.

2 Thessalonians 3:8

We did not eat anyone's food without paying for it. Instead, with toil and labor we worked night and day in order not to be a burden to any of you.

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