Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

For we do not preach ourselves, but rather Jesus the Messiah as Lord, and ourselves as merely your servants for Jesus' sake.

New American Standard Bible

For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus’ sake.

King James Version

For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

Holman Bible

For we are not proclaiming ourselves but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your slaves because of Jesus.

A Conservative Version

For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves are your bondmen through Jesus.

American Standard Version

For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus'sake.

Amplified

For what we preach is not ourselves but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves [merely] as your servants (slaves) for Jesus' sake.

An Understandable Version

For we do not preach ourselves, but [we preach] Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus' sake.

Anderson New Testament

For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your servants, for Jesus sake.

Bible in Basic English

For our preaching is not about ourselves, but about Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your servants through Jesus.

Common New Testament

For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for we preach not our selves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, professing our selves your servants for his sake.

Darby Translation

For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus Lord, and ourselves your bondmen for Jesus' sake.

Godbey New Testament

For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

Goodspeed New Testament

For it is not myself but Christ Jesus that I am proclaiming as Lord; I am only a slave of yours for Jesus' sake.

John Wesley New Testament

For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

Julia Smith Translation

For we proclaim not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus.

King James 2000

For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For we do not proclaim ourselves, but Christ Jesus [as] Lord, and ourselves [as] your slaves for the sake of Jesus.

Modern King James verseion

For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus to be the Lord, and preach ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

Moffatt New Testament

(It is Christ Jesus as Lord, not myself, that I proclaim; I am simply a servant of yours for Jesus' sake.)

Montgomery New Testament

It is not myself that I proclaim, but Christ Jesus as Master, and myself that I proclaim, and myself your slave for Jesus' sake.

NET Bible

For we do not proclaim ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus' sake.

New Heart English Bible

For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake;

Noyes New Testament

For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus sake.

Sawyer New Testament

For we preach not ourselves but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

The Emphasized Bible

For, not ourselves, do we proclaim, but Christ Jesus, as Lord, and, ourselves, as your servants for Jesus' sake.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

Twentieth Century New Testament

(For it is not ourselves that we proclaim, but Christ Jesus, as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake.)

Webster

For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

Weymouth New Testament

(For we do not proclaim ourselves, but we proclaim Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bondservants for the sake of Jesus.)

Williams New Testament

For I am not proclaiming myself but Christ Jesus as Lord, and myself a slave of yours for Jesus' sake.

World English Bible

For we don't preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake;

Worrell New Testament

For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus as Lord; and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake;

Worsley New Testament

for we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your servants for the sake of Jesus.

Youngs Literal Translation

for not ourselves do we preach, but Christ Jesus -- Lord, and ourselves your servants because of Jesus;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

we preach
κηρύσσω 
Kerusso 
Usage: 49

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

ἑαυτοῦ 
heautou 
ἑαυτοῦ 
heautou 
Usage: 249
Usage: 249

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

Χριστός 
christos 
Usage: 557

Ἰησοῦς 
Iesous 
Usage: 969

the Lord
κύριος 
Kurios 
Usage: 643

and
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371

δοῦλος 
Doulos 
Usage: 65

for
διά 
Dia 
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
Usage: 527

References

Context Readings

Proclaiming Jesus Christ As Lord

4 In their case, the god of this world has blinded the minds of those who do not believe to keep them from seeing the light of the glorious gospel of the Messiah, who is the image of God. 5  For we do not preach ourselves, but rather Jesus the Messiah as Lord, and ourselves as merely your servants for Jesus' sake. 6 For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," has shone in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God's glory in the face of Jesus the Messiah.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 1:23

but we preach the Messiah crucified. He is a stumbling block to Jews and nonsense to gentiles,

2 Corinthians 1:24

It is not that we are trying to rule over your faith, but rather to work with you for your joy, because you have been standing firm in the faith.

Matthew 3:11

I am baptizing you with water as evidence of repentance, but the one who is coming after me is stronger than I am, and I am not worthy to carry his sandals. It is he who will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

Matthew 20:25-27

But Jesus called the disciples and said, "You know that the rulers of the unbelievers lord it over them and their superiors act like tyrants over them.

Matthew 23:8

"But you are not to be called "Rabbi,' because you have only one teacher, and all of you are brothers.

Luke 22:25-26

But he told them, "The kings of the unbelievers lord it over them, and those who exercise authority over them are called benefactors.

John 1:21-23

So they asked him, "Well then, are you Elijah?" John said, "I am not." "Are you the Prophet?" He answered, "No."

John 3:27-31

John replied, "No one can receive anything unless it has been given to them from heaven.

John 7:18

The one who speaks on his own seeks his own praise. But the one who seeks the praise of him who sent him is genuine, and there's nothing false in him.

John 13:14-15

So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you must also wash one another's feet.

Acts 2:36

"Therefore, let all the people of Israel understand beyond a doubt that God made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah!"

Acts 3:12-13

When Peter saw this, he told the people: "Fellow Israelis, why are you wondering about this, and why are you staring at us as if by our own power or godliness we made him walk?

Acts 5:31

God has exalted to his right hand this very man as our Leader and Savior in order to extend repentance and forgiveness of sins to Israel.

Acts 8:9-10

Now in that city there was a man named Simon. He was practicing occult arts and thrilling the people of Samaria, claiming to be someone great.

Acts 10:25-26

When Peter was about to enter, Cornelius met him, bowed down at his feet, and began to worship him.

Acts 10:36

He has sent his word to the descendants of Israel and brought them the good news of peace through Jesus the Messiah. This man is the Lord of everyone.

Acts 14:11-15

When the crowds saw what Paul had done, they shouted in the Lycaonian language, "The gods have become like men and have come down to us!"

Romans 14:8-9

If we live, we live to honor the Lord; and if we die, we die to honor the Lord. So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.

Romans 15:1-2

Now we who are strong ought to be patient with the weaknesses of those who are not strong and must stop pleasing ourselves.

Romans 15:17-18

Therefore, in the Messiah Jesus I have the right to boast about my work for God.

1 Corinthians 1:13-15

Is the Messiah divided? Paul wasn't crucified for you, was he? You weren't baptized in Paul's name, were you?

1 Corinthians 2:2

For while I was with you I resolved to know nothing except Jesus the Messiah, and him crucified.

1 Corinthians 3:5-6

Who is Apollos, anyhow? Or who is Paul? They're merely servants through whom you came to believe, as the Lord gave to each of us his task.

1 Corinthians 8:6

yet for us there is only one God, the Father, from whom everything came into being and for whom we live. And there is only one Lord, Jesus the Messiah, through whom everything came into being and through whom we live.

1 Corinthians 9:19-23

Although I am free from everyone's expectations, I have made myself a servant to all of them to win more people.

1 Corinthians 10:33

just as I myself try to please everybody in every way. I don't look out for my own benefit, but rather for the benefit of many people, so that they might be saved.

1 Corinthians 12:3

For this reason I want you to be aware that no one who is speaking by God's Spirit can say, "Jesus is cursed," and no one can say, "Jesus is Lord," except by the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 15:47

The first man came from the dust of the earth; the second man came from heaven.

2 Corinthians 1:19

For God's Son, Jesus the Messiah, who was preached among you by us by me, Silvanus, and Timothy was not "Yes" and "No." But with him it is always "Yes."

2 Corinthians 5:14-15

The love of the Messiah controls us, for we are convinced of this: that one person died for all people; therefore, all people have died.

Galatians 5:13

For you, brothers, were called to freedom. Only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity to gratify your flesh, but through love make it your habit to serve one another.

Philippians 1:15

Some are preaching the Messiah because of jealousy and dissension, while others do so because of their good will.

Philippians 2:11

Then every tongue in one accord, will say that Jesus the Messiah is Lord, while God the Father praising.

1 Thessalonians 2:5-6

As you know, we did not come with flattering words or with a scheme to make money. God is our witness!

2 Timothy 2:10

For that reason, I endure everything for the sake of those who have been chosen so that they, too, may receive the salvation that is in the Messiah Jesus, along with eternal glory.

Titus 1:11

They must be silenced, because they are the kind of people who ruin whole families by teaching what they should not teach in order to make money in a shameful way.

1 Peter 5:2-5

Be shepherds of God's flock that is among you, watching over it, not because you must but because you want to, and not greedily but eagerly, as God desires.

2 Peter 2:3

In their greed they will exploit you with deceptive words. The ancient verdict against them is still in force, and their destruction is not delayed.

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