Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

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

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

Holman Bible

For this I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I might be bold enough in Him to speak as I should.

International Standard Version

for whose sake I am an ambassador in chains, desiring to declare the gospel as boldly as I should.

A Conservative Version

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

Amplified

for which I am an ambassador in chains. And pray that in proclaiming it I may speak boldly and courageously, as I should.

An Understandable Version

for which I am an ambassador in prison. [And pray] that I may be able to proclaim the Gospel boldly, as I ought to.

Anderson New Testament

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

Bible in Basic English

For which I am a representative in chains, and that I may say without fear the things which it is right for me to say.

Common New Testament

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

Daniel Mace New Testament

for which I am an embassador, tho' in chains: that I may duely represent it to the full.

Darby Translation

for which I am an ambassador bound with a chain, that I may be bold in it as I ought to speak.

Godbey New Testament

for which I am an ambassador in chain; in order that in it I may preach boldly, as it behooves me to speak.

Goodspeed New Testament

for the sake of which I am an envoy, and in prison. Pray that, when I tell it, I may have the courage to speak as I ought.

John Wesley New Testament

For which I am an ambassador in bonds, that I may speak boldly therein, as I ought to speak.

Julia Smith Translation

For which I am an ambassador in perplexity: that in it I might speak freely, as I ought to speak.

King James 2000

For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that in this I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

Lexham Expanded Bible

for the sake of which I am an ambassador in chains, that {in them} I may speak freely, as it is necessary for me to speak.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

whereof I am a messenger in bonds, that therein I may speak freely, as it becometh me to speak.

Moffatt New Testament

for the sake of which I am in custody as its envoy. Pray that I may have freedom to declare it as I should.

Montgomery New Testament

and in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it boldly as I ought to speak.

NET Bible

for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may be able to speak boldly as I ought to speak.

New Heart English Bible

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

Noyes New Testament

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

Sawyer New Testament

in behalf of which I perform an embassy in bonds, that I may speak boldly in them, as I ought to speak.

The Emphasized Bible

In behalf of which I am conducting an embassy in chains, that, therein, I may use freedom of utterance as it is needful for me to speak.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

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

Twentieth Century New Testament

On behalf of which I am an Ambassador--in chains! Pray that, in telling it, I may speak fearlessly as I ought.

Webster

For which I am an embassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

Weymouth New Testament

to spread which I am an ambassador in chains--so that when telling them I may speak out boldly as I ought.

Williams New Testament

for the sake of which I am an envoy in prison: so that, when I tell it, I may speak as courageously as I ought.

World English Bible

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

Worrell New Testament

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

Worsley New Testament

for which I am an ambassador though in chains: that I may speak boldly in behalf of it, as I ought to speak.

Youngs Literal Translation

for which I am an ambassador in a chain, that in it I may speak freely -- as it behoveth me to speak.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
ὑπέρ 
Huper 
Usage: 138

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

I am an ambassador
πρεσβεύω 
Presbeuo 
Usage: 2

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

ἅλυσις 
Halusis 
Usage: 11

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

παῤῥησιάζομαι 
Parrhesiazomai 
Usage: 9

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

I
μέ 
me 
me, I, my, not tr
Usage: 122

δεῖ 
Dei 
Usage: 72

Context Readings

Spiritual Warfare

19 And on my behalf, that utterance may be given unto me in opening my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. 21 But that ye also may know my affairs, how I do, Tychicus, the beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things:


Cross References

2 Corinthians 5:20

We are ambassadors therefore on behalf of Christ, as though God were entreating by us: we beseech you on behalf of Christ, be ye reconciled to God.

Acts 28:20

For this cause therefore did I entreat you to see and to speak with me : for because of the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain.

Ephesians 3:1

For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus in behalf of you Gentiles,--

Philippians 1:7

even as it is right for me to be thus minded on behalf of you all, because I have you in my heart, inasmuch as, both in my bonds and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers with me of grace.

Colossians 4:4

that I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.

2 Samuel 10:2-6

And David said, I will show kindness unto Hanun the son of Nahash, as his father showed kindness unto me. So David sent by his servants to comfort him concerning his father. And David's servants came into the land of the children of Ammon.

Proverbs 13:17

A wicked messenger falleth into evil; But a faithful ambassador is health.

Isaiah 33:7

Behold, their valiant ones cry without; the ambassadors of peace weep bitterly.

Isaiah 58:1

Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and declare unto my people their transgression, and to the house of Jacob their sins.

Jeremiah 1:7-8

But Jehovah said unto me, Say not, I am a child; for to whomsoever I shall send thee thou shalt go, and whatsoever I shall command thee thou shalt speak.

Jeremiah 1:17

Thou therefore gird up thy loins, and arise, and speak unto them all that I command thee: be not dismayed at them, lest I dismay thee before them.

Ezekiel 2:4-7

And the children are impudent and stiffhearted: I do sent thee unto them; and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah.

Matthew 10:27-28

What I tell you in the darkness, speak ye in the light; and what ye hear in the ear, proclaim upon the house-tops.

Acts 5:29

But Peter and the apostles answered and said, We must obey God rather than men.

Acts 21:33

Then the chief captain came near, and laid hold on him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains; and inquired who he was, and what he had done.

Acts 26:29

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.

Acts 28:31

preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching the things concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness, none forbidding him.

Ephesians 4:1

I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beseech you to walk worthily of the calling wherewith ye were called,

Ephesians 6:19

And on my behalf, that utterance may be given unto me in opening my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel,

Philippians 1:13-14

so that my bonds became manifest in Christ throughout the whole praetorian guard, and to all the rest;

Philippians 1:20

according to my earnest expectation and hope, that in nothing shall I be put to shame, but that with all boldness, as always,'so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether by life, or by death.

1 Thessalonians 2:2

but having suffered before and been shamefully treated, as ye know, at Philippi, we waxed bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God in much conflict.

2 Timothy 1:16

The Lord grant mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus: for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain;

2 Timothy 2:9

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

2 Timothy 2:9

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

1 John 3:16

Hereby know we love, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

Jude 1:3

Beloved, while I was giving all diligence to write unto you of our common salvation, I was constrained to write unto you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered unto the saints.

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