Parallel Verses

World English Bible

Paul said, "I pray to God, that whether with little or with much, not only you, but also all that hear me this day, might become such as I am, except for these bonds."

New American Standard Bible

And Paul said, "I would wish to God, that whether in a short or long time, not only you, but also all who hear me this day, might become such as I am, except for these chains."

King James Version

And Paul said, I would to God, that not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as I am, except these bonds.

Holman Bible

“I wish before God,” replied Paul, “that whether easily or with difficulty, not only you but all who listen to me today might become as I am—except for these chains.”

International Standard Version

Paul replied, "Whether quickly or not, I wish to God that not only you but everyone listening to me today would become what I am except for these chains!"

A Conservative Version

And Paul said, I ever pray to God, both by little and by much, not only thee, but also all who hear me this day, to become such kind as I also am, apart from these bonds.

American Standard Version

And Paul'said , I would to God, that whether with little or with much, not thou only, but also all that hear me this day, might become such as I am, except these bonds.

Amplified

And Paul replied, Whether short or long, I would to God that not only you, but also all who are listening to me today, might become such as I am, except for these chains.

An Understandable Version

Paul replied, "I wish to God that, whether it would take a little or a lot, not only you, but all those who hear me today, might become [Christians] like me, except [not] with these chains."

Anderson New Testament

And Paul replied: I could pray to God, that not only you, but also all that hear me to day, were both almost and altogether such as I am, except these bonds.

Bible in Basic English

And Paul said, It is my prayer to God that, in little or great measure, not only you, but all those hearing me today might be even as I am, but for these chains.

Common New Testament

And Paul said, "Whether in a short or a long time, I would to God that not only you but also all who hear me this day might become such as I amexcept for these chains."

Daniel Mace New Testament

I pray God, said Paul, that not only you, but all that now hear me, were both almost and altogether such as I am, the circumstance of my bonds excepted.

Darby Translation

And Paul said, I would to God, both in little and in much, that not only thou, but all who have heard me this day, should become such as I also am, except these bonds.

Godbey New Testament

And Paul said, I would to God, that both in little and in much, not only you, but also all of those hearing me this day, were such as I am, except these bonds.

Goodspeed New Testament

"In a hurry or not," said Paul, "I would to God that not only you, but all who hear me today, might be what I am??xcept for these chains!"

John Wesley New Testament

And Paul said, I would to God, that not only thou, but likewise all that hear me, were this day both almost and altogether such as I am, except these bonds.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And Paul said, I desire before God that by little or by much, not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, were such as I am, except these bonds.

Julia Smith Translation

And Paul said, I would pray to God also in little, and in much, not only thee, but also all hearing me this day to become such, of what kind I also am, besides these bonds.

King James 2000

And Paul said, I would to God, that not only you, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as I am, except these bonds.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And Paul [replied], "I pray to God, whether in a short time or in a long time, not only you but also all those who are listening to me today may become such [people] as I also am, except for these bonds!"

Modern King James verseion

And Paul said, I would pray to God, both in a little and in much, that not only you, but also all hearing me today to become as I also am, except for these bonds.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And Paul said, "I would to God that not only thou: but also all that hear me today, were not somewhat only, but altogether such as I am; except these bonds. I might persuade not thee only, but all them that hear me this day, to be such as I am, these bonds except."

Moffatt New Testament

"Long or short," said Paul, "I would to God that not only you but all my hearers to-day could be what I am ??barring these chains!"

Montgomery New Testament

"Long or short," answered Paul, "my prayer to God is that not only you but all who are my hearers this day might become such as I am, save for these chains."

NET Bible

Paul replied, "I pray to God that whether in a short or a long time not only you but also all those who are listening to me today could become such as I am, except for these chains."

New Heart English Bible

Paul said, "I pray to God, that whether with little or with much, not only you, but also all that hear me this day, might become such as I am, except for these bonds."

Noyes New Testament

And Paul said, I would to God, that with little effort or with great, not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, might be made such as I am, except these bonds.

Sawyer New Testament

And Paul said, I would to God that not only you but also all who hear me this day were both almost and altogether such as I am, except these bonds.

The Emphasized Bible

And, Paul, answered - I could pray unto God that, both almost and altogether, not only thou but all they who are hearing me this day, might become such, - as even, I, am, excepting these bonds.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And Paul replied, would to God, that not only thou, but also that all who are hearing me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as I am, except these chains.

Twentieth Century New Testament

"Whether it is soon or late," answered Paul, "I would to God that not only you, but all who are listening to me, might to-day become just what I am myself--except for these chains!"

Webster

And Paul said, I would to God, that not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as I am, except these bonds.

Weymouth New Testament

"My prayer to God, whether briefly or at length," replied Paul, "would be that not only you but all who are my hearers to-day, might become such as I am--except these chains."

Williams New Testament

Paul answered, "In brief or at length, I would to God that not only you but all my hearers today were what I am -- excepting these chains!"

Worrell New Testament

And Paul said, "I could pray God, that, both in a small degree and in a great degree, not only you, but also all who hear me this day, may become such as I am, except these chains!"

Worsley New Testament

And Paul said, I would to God, that not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as I am, except these bonds.

Youngs Literal Translation

and Paul said, 'I would have wished to God, both in a little, and in much, not only thee, but also all those hearing me to-day, to become such as I also am -- except these bonds.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

Παῦλος 
Paulos 
Usage: 162

ἔπω 
Epo 
say, speak, tell, command, bid, , vr say
Usage: 824

I would
εὔχομαι 
Euchomai 
Usage: 7

to God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

εὔχομαι 
Euchomai 
Usage: 7

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

μόνον 
Monon 
only, alone, but
Usage: 62

thou
σέ 
Se 
thee, thou, thy house, not tr
Usage: 110

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


and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

all
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

ἀκούω 
Akouo 
Usage: 313

me
μοῦ 
Mou 
my, me, mine, I, mine own
Usage: 313

σήμερον 
Semeron 
Usage: 27

γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be, come to pass, be made, be done, come, become, God forbid , arise, have, be fulfilled, be married to, be preferred, not tr, , vr done
Usage: 531


and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

ὀλίγος 
Oligos 
Usage: 28

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

πολύς πολλός 
Polus 
Usage: 292

τοιοῦτος 
Toioutos 
Usage: 51

as
ὁποῖος 
Hopoios 
Usage: 5

I
κἀγώ κἀμοί κἀμέ 
Kago 
and I, I also, so I, I, even I, me also,
Usage: 39

am
εἰμί 
Eimi 
I am , am, it is I , be, I was , have been, not tr
Usage: 72

παρεκτός 
Parektos 
Usage: 2

τούτων 
Touton 
Usage: 43

References

Fausets

Context Readings

Not Quite Persuaded

28 Agrippa said to Paul, "With a little persuasion are you trying to make me a Christian?" 29 Paul said, "I pray to God, that whether with little or with much, not only you, but also all that hear me this day, might become such as I am, except for these bonds." 30 The king rose up with the governor, and Bernice, and those who sat with them.



Cross References

Acts 21:33

Then the commanding officer came near, arrested him, commanded him to be bound with two chains, and inquired who he was and what he had done.

1 Corinthians 7:7

Yet I wish that all men were like me. However each man has his own gift from God, one of this kind, and another of that kind.

Exodus 16:3

and the children of Israel said to them, "We wish that we had died by the hand of Yahweh in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the meat pots, when we ate our fill of bread, for you have brought us out into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger."

Numbers 11:29

Moses said to him, "Are you jealous for my sake? I wish that all Yahweh's people were prophets, that Yahweh would put his Spirit on them!"

2 Samuel 18:33

The king was much moved, and went up to the room over the gate, and wept. As he went, he said, "My son Absalom! My son, my son Absalom! I wish I had died for you, Absalom, my son, my son!"

2 Kings 5:3

She said to her mistress, "I wish that my lord were with the prophet who is in Samaria! Then he would heal him of his leprosy."

Jeremiah 13:17

But if you will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret for [your] pride; and my eye shall weep bitterly, and run down with tears, because Yahweh's flock is taken captive.

Luke 19:41-42

When he drew near, he saw the city and wept over it,

John 5:34

But the testimony which I receive is not from man. However, I say these things that you may be saved.

Acts 12:6

The same night when Herod was about to bring him out, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains. Guards in front of the door kept the prison.

Acts 25:14

As he stayed there many days, Festus laid Paul's case before the king, saying, "There is a certain man left a prisoner by Felix;

Romans 9:1-3

I tell the truth in Christ. I am not lying, my conscience testifying with me in the Holy Spirit,

Romans 10:1

Brothers, my heart's desire and my prayer to God is for Israel, that they may be saved.

1 Corinthians 4:8

You are already filled. You have already become rich. You have come to reign without us. Yes, and I wish that you did reign, that we also might reign with you.

2 Corinthians 11:1

I wish that you would bear with me in a little foolishness, but indeed you do bear with me.

Ephesians 6:20

for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

Colossians 1:28

whom we proclaim, admonishing every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus;

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