Parallel Verses

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?

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!

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 Yes, though I be unskilled in speech, at least I am not in knowledge; indeed I made this perfectly plain to you in all things and among all men. 7 Is it a sin, forsooth, that I humbled myself that you might be exalted, in preaching the gospel to you free of cost? 8 Other churches I spoiled, and took their wages to do you service.


Cross References

2 Corinthians 12:13

In what respect, then, were you inferior to the other churches, except that I myself was not a burden to you? Forgive me this wrong!

Acts 18:1-3

After this Paul left Athens and went to Corinth.

Acts 20:34

"You yourselves know how these hands of mine provided for my needs, and those of my companions.

1 Corinthians 4:10-12

For Christ's sake we are fools, but you are quite philosophic in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong; you are honorable, but we are outcast.

1 Corinthians 9:6

Are we the only ones, Barnabas and I, who have no right to give up manual labor?

1 Corinthians 9:12

If others share this authority over you, do not I far more? Yet I have not availed myself of it, but am patiently enduring; so that I may not in any way hinder the progress of Christ's gospel.

1 Corinthians 9:14-18

Even so the Lord ordained that those who proclaim the gospel should get their living by the gospel.

2 Corinthians 10:1

Now I Paul, myself, appeal to you by the humble-heartedness and selflessness of Christ??aul who "in your presence is humble, but bold enough when he is absent"??2 I beseech you, and I say, do not make me show my boldness, when I come in the boldness with which I think I shall show my courage against some who think that I am walking on the low level of the flesh.

1 Thessalonians 2:9

You recall, brothers, my labor and toil; how, while working at my trade day and night, so as not to become a burden to any of you, I proclaimed to you the gospel of God.

2 Thessalonians 3:8

I did not eat my food as a gift from any man, but in toil and travail, night and day, I worked, so that I might not be a burden to any of you.

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