Parallel Verses

Amplified

for that [gospel] I am suffering even to [the point of] wearing chains like a criminal; but the word of God is not chained or imprisoned!

New American Standard Bible

for which I suffer hardship even to imprisonment as a criminal; but the word of God is not imprisoned.

King James Version

Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.

Holman Bible

I suffer for it to the point of being bound like a criminal, but God’s message is not bound.

International Standard Version

Because of it I am experiencing trouble, even to the point of being chained like a criminal. However, God's word is not chained.

A Conservative Version

within which I suffer evil to the point of bonds as an evildoer, but the word of God is not bound.

American Standard Version

wherein I suffer hardship unto bonds, as a malefactor; but the word of God is not bound.

An Understandable Version

for which I am suffering difficulty [here] in prison, as [though I were] a criminal. But God's message is not "in prison."

Anderson New Testament

in which I suffer evil, as an evil-doer, even to bonds: but the word of God is not bound.

Bible in Basic English

In which I put up with the hardest conditions, even prison chains, like one who has done a crime; but the word of God is not in chains.

Common New Testament

for which I am suffering even to the point of wearing chains like a criminal. But the word of God is not chained.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for which I suffer even the chains of a malefactor: but the word of God is not so confin'd.

Darby Translation

in which I suffer even unto bonds as an evil-doer: but the word of God is not bound.

Godbey New Testament

in whom I suffer affliction as an evil-doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.

Goodspeed New Testament

for the sake of which I even suffer imprisonment as a criminal. But God's message is not imprisoned!

John Wesley New Testament

as an evil-doer, but the word of God is not bound.

Julia Smith Translation

In which I suffer ill treatment, to bonds, as an evil doer; but the word of God has not been bound.

King James 2000

In which I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.

Lexham Expanded Bible

in connection with which I suffer misfortune to the point of {imprisonment} as a criminal, but the word of God is not bound.

Modern King James verseion

in which I suffer ill as an evildoer, even to bonds. But the Word of God is not chained.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

wherein I suffer trouble as an evil doer, even unto bonds. But the word of God was not bound.

Moffatt New Testament

for which I have to suffer imprisonment as if I were a criminal. (But there is no prison for the word of God.)

Montgomery New Testament

For preaching it I am suffering, and am even put in chains as a malefactor.

NET Bible

for which I suffer hardship to the point of imprisonment as a criminal, but God's message is not imprisoned!

New Heart English Bible

in which I suffer hardship to the point of chains as a criminal. But God's word is not chained.

Noyes New Testament

in which I suffer hardship even unto bonds as an evildoer; but the word of God is not bound.

Sawyer New Testament

in which I suffer even to chains as an evil doer; but the word of God is not bound.

The Emphasized Bible

In which I am suffering hardship, even unto bonds, as an evil-doer; but, the word of God, is not bound.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

for which I suffer affliction, even unto chains as a malefactor; but the word of God is not bound.

Twentieth Century New Testament

in the service of which I am suffering hardships, even to being put in fetters as a criminal. But the Message of God is not fettered;

Webster

In which I suffer trouble, as an evil-doer, even to bonds; but the word of God is not bound.

Weymouth New Testament

For preaching the Good News I suffer, and am even put in chains, as if I were a criminal: yet the word of God is not imprisoned.

Williams New Testament

for the sake of which I am suffering hardships even to the extent of wearing chains as though I were a criminal. But God's message is not in chains.

World English Bible

in which I suffer hardship to the point of chains as a criminal. But God's word isn't chained.

Worrell New Testament

wherein I am suffering hardship, even to bonds, as a malefactor; but the Word of God has not become bound.

Worsley New Testament

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

Youngs Literal Translation

in which I suffer evil -- unto bonds, as an evil-doer, but the word of God hath not been bound;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

κακοπαθέω 
Kakopatheo 
Usage: 4

as
ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417

an evil doer
κακοῦργος 
Kakourgos 
Usage: 4

μέχρι μεχρίς 
mechri 
unto, until, till, to, till 9
Usage: 14

δεσμόν δεσμός 
Desmon 
Usage: 19

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

the word
λόγος 
Logos 
word, saying, account, speech, Word , thing, not tr,
Usage: 256

of God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

is
δέω 
Deo 
bind, tie, knit, be in bonds, wind
Usage: 32

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

Context Readings

A Trustworthy Saying

8 Remember Jesus Christ [the ever-living Lord who has] risen from the dead, [as the prophesied King] descended from David [king of Israel], according to my gospel [the good news that I preach], 9 for that [gospel] I am suffering even to [the point of] wearing chains like a criminal; but the word of God is not chained or imprisoned! 10 For this reason I [am ready to] patiently endure all things for the sake of those who are the elect (God’s chosen ones), so that they too may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus and with it the reward of eternal glory.


Cross References

Philippians 1:7

It is right for me to feel this way about you, because [you have me in your heart as] I have you in my heart, since both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the good news [regarding salvation], all of you share in [His matchless] grace with me.

2 Timothy 1:8

So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord or about me His prisoner, but with me take your share of suffering for the gospel [continue to preach regardless of the circumstances], in accordance with the power of God [for His power is invincible],

Acts 9:16

for I will make clear to him how much he must suffer and endure for My name’s sake.”

Acts 28:31

preaching and proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all openness and boldness, unhindered and unrestrained.

2 Timothy 1:12

This is why I suffer as I do. Still, I am not ashamed; for I know Him [and I am personally acquainted with Him] whom I have believed [with absolute trust and confidence in Him and in the truth of His deity], and I am persuaded [beyond any doubt] that He is able to guard that which I have entrusted to Him until that day [when I stand before Him].

Ephesians 3:1

For this reason [because I preach that you and believing Jews are joint heirs] I, Paul, am the prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles—

Ephesians 6:19-20

And pray for me, that words may be given to me when I open my mouth, to proclaim boldly the mystery of the good news [of salvation],

Philippians 1:12-14

Now I want you to know, believers, that what has happened to me [this imprisonment that was meant to stop me] has actually served to advance [the spread of] the good news [regarding salvation].

Colossians 4:3

At the same time pray for us, too, that God will open a door [of opportunity] to us for the word, to proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I have been imprisoned;

Colossians 4:18

I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. Remember my chains. May grace (God’s unmerited favor and blessing) be with you.

2 Thessalonians 3:1

Finally, brothers and sisters, pray continually for us that the word of the Lord will spread rapidly and be honored [triumphantly celebrated and glorified], just as it was with you;

2 Timothy 1:16

The Lord grant mercy to the family of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and showed me kindness [comforting and reviving me like fresh air] and he was not ashamed of my chains [for Christ’s sake];

2 Timothy 4:17

But the Lord stood by me and strengthened and empowered me, so that through me the [gospel] message might be fully proclaimed, and that all the Gentiles might hear it; and I was rescued from the mouth of the lion.

1 Peter 2:12

Keep your behavior excellent among the [unsaved] Gentiles [conduct yourself honorably, with graciousness and integrity], so that for whatever reason they may slander you as evildoers, yet by observing your good deeds they may [instead come to] glorify God in the day of visitation [when He looks upon them with mercy].

1 Peter 2:14

or to governors as sent by him to bring punishment to those who do wrong, and to praise and encourage those who do right.

1 Peter 3:16

And see to it that your conscience is entirely clear, so that every time you are slandered or falsely accused, those who attack or disparage your good behavior in Christ will be shamed [by their own words].

1 Peter 4:15

Make sure that none of you suffers as a murderer, or a thief, or any sort of criminal [in response to persecution], or as a troublesome meddler interfering in the affairs of others;

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