Parallel Verses

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."

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.

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!

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 [In the face of trouble] remember Jesus Christ, a descendant of King David, who was raised from the dead according to my Gospel, 9 for which I am suffering difficulty [here] in prison, as [though I were] a criminal. But God's message is not "in prison." 10 So, I endure everything for the elect's sake [i.e., God's people], so that they can obtain the salvation which comes through Christ Jesus, with [its] never ending splendor.


Cross References

Philippians 1:7

It is right for me to think this way about all of you, because I have you in my heart [i.e., you are dear to me], for you people are sharing in God's unearned favor with me [Note: Paul here refers to his ministry], both in my imprisonment and in my defense and confirmation of the Gospel [i.e., in my efforts to give proof of the Gospel's truth].

2 Timothy 1:8

So, do not be ashamed to testify for our Lord, or ashamed of [being associated with] me, His prisoner, but [be willing to] suffer hardship with me for the sake of the Gospel, relying on God's power [to sustain you].

Acts 9:16

I will show him how many things he will have to suffer for my name's sake."

Acts 28:31

He preached to them about the kingdom of God and taught things about the Lord Jesus Christ, with no one preventing him.

2 Timothy 1:12

For I am suffering these things [See verse 8] for this reason [i.e., because of being a Gospel preacher]. Yet I am not ashamed because I know whom I have believed in [i.e., Jesus], and I am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him [i.e., Paul's spiritual well-being] until that day [i.e., the day of judgment].

Ephesians 3:1

This is the reason that I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles, [pray for you. See 3:14-19].

Ephesians 6:19-20

And [also pray] for me to be given boldness of speech in opening my mouth to make known the secret plan of the Gospel,

Philippians 1:12-14

Now I want you to know, brothers, that the things that happened to me have resulted in the advancement [of the influence] of the Gospel rather [than hindering it],

Colossians 4:3

At the same time, pray for us also, that God will open up a door [of opportunity] for [proclaiming] the message, so we can tell about the [previously] hidden secret of Christ, for which I have also been imprisoned.

Colossians 4:18

This greeting [is being written] by me, Paul, in my own handwriting. Remember my imprisonment. [Note: This was probably a request for them to pray for him]. May God's favor be with you.

2 Thessalonians 3:1

Finally, brothers, pray for us, so that the Lord's message will spread quickly and be honored [by people], even as it was among you.

2 Timothy 1:16

[But], may the Lord grant mercy to Onesiphorus' family, for he cheered me up many times and was not ashamed of my [being in] chains.

2 Timothy 4:17

But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message could be fully proclaimed and that all the Gentiles could hear it. And I was rescued from the lion's mouth. [Note: This is probably a figure of speech indicating that Paul had escaped some immediate danger. See Psa. 22:20-21].

1 Peter 2:12

You should live such good lives before [unconverted] Gentiles, so that even though they accuse you of being evildoers, by seeing your good deeds, they will [be led to] honor God [for you] on the day He visits us again [i.e., to bring judgment].

1 Peter 2:14

or to governors who are appointed by him to punish wrongdoers, and to commend those who do right.

1 Peter 3:16

May your conscience be able to so approve of your conduct that, even if you are ridiculed, those doing it will [eventually] have to be ashamed [of themselves] for criticizing your Christian behavior.

1 Peter 4:15

[However], you should not have to suffer for murdering, stealing, doing evil or interfering in the affairs of others.

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