Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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.

American Standard Version

for which I am an ambassador in chains; 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 Pray also for me, that the message may be given to me when I open my mouth to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel. 20 For this I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I might be bold enough in Him to speak as I should. 21 Tychicus, our dearly loved brother and faithful servant in the Lord, will tell you all the news about me so that you may be informed.


Cross References

2 Corinthians 5:20

Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, certain that God is appealing through us. We plead on Christ’s behalf, “Be reconciled to God.”

Acts 28:20

For this reason I’ve asked to see you and speak to you. In fact, it is for the hope of Israel that I’m wearing this chain.”

Ephesians 3:1

For this reason, I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles—

Philippians 1:7

It is right for me to think this way about all of you, because I have you in my heart, and you are all partners with me in grace, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and establishment of the gospel.

Colossians 4:4

so that I may reveal it as I am required to speak.

2 Samuel 10:2-6

Then David said, “I’ll show kindness to Hanun son of Nahash, just as his father showed kindness to me.”

So David sent his emissaries to console Hanun concerning his father. However, when they arrived in the land of the Ammonites,

Proverbs 13:17

A wicked messenger falls into trouble,
but a trustworthy courier brings healing.

Isaiah 33:7

Listen! Their warriors cry loudly in the streets;
the messengers of peace weep bitterly.

Isaiah 58:1

“Cry out loudly, don’t hold back!
Raise your voice like a trumpet.
Tell My people their transgression
and the house of Jacob their sins.

Jeremiah 1:7-8

Then the Lord said to me:

Do not say, “I am only a youth,”
for you will go to everyone I send you to
and speak whatever I tell you.

Jeremiah 1:17

“Now, get ready. Stand up and tell them everything that I command you. Do not be intimidated by them or I will cause you to cower before them.

Ezekiel 2:4-7

The children are obstinate and hardhearted. I am sending you to them, and you must say to them, ‘This is what the Lord God says.’

Matthew 10:27-28

What I tell you in the dark, speak in the light. What you hear in a whisper, proclaim on the housetops.

Acts 5:29

But Peter and the apostles replied, “We must obey God rather than men.

Acts 21:33

Then the commander came up, took him into custody, and ordered him to be bound with two chains. He asked who he was and what he had done.

Acts 26:29

“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.”

Acts 28:31

proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching the things concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with full boldness and without hindrance.

Ephesians 4:1

Therefore I, the prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk worthy of the calling you have received,

Ephesians 6:19

Pray also for me, that the message may be given to me when I open my mouth to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel.

Philippians 1:13-14

so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard, and to everyone else, that my imprisonment is in the cause of Christ.

Philippians 1:20

My eager expectation and hope is that I will not be ashamed about anything, but that now as always, with all boldness, Christ will be highly honored in my body, whether by life or by death.

1 Thessalonians 2:2

On the contrary, after we had previously suffered, and we were treated outrageously in Philippi, as you know, we were emboldened by our God to speak the gospel of God to you in spite of great opposition.

2 Timothy 1:16

May the Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains.

2 Timothy 2:9

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

2 Timothy 2:9

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

1 John 3:16

This is how we have come to know love: He laid down His life for us. We should also lay down our lives for our brothers.

Jude 1:3

Dear friends, although I was eager to write you about the salvation we share, I found it necessary to write and exhort you to contend for the faith that was delivered to the saints once for all.

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