Parallel Verses

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.

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


Cross References

2 Corinthians 5:20

Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did exhort you by us; we beseech you in Christ's name, be ye reconciled to God.

Acts 28:20

For this cause therefore I have called for you, to see you and to speak with you: because for the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain.

Ephesians 3:1

For this cause I, Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,

Philippians 1:7

Even as it is right for me to think this of you all because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are joint partakers of my grace.

Colossians 4:4

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

2 Samuel 10:2-6

Then David said, I will show mercy unto Hanun the son of Nahash, as his father showed mercy unto me. And David sent to comfort him by the hand of his slaves for his father. And David's slaves came into the land of the sons of Ammon.

Proverbs 13:17

A bad messenger shall fall into evil: but a faithful ambassador is medicine.

Isaiah 33:7

Behold, their ambassadors shall cry without: the messengers of peace shall weep bitterly.

Isaiah 58:1

Cry aloud, do not hold back; lift up thy voice like a shofar and preach to my people their rebellion and to the house of Jacob their sin.

Jeremiah 1:7-8

But the LORD said unto me, Do not say, I am a child; for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak.

Jeremiah 1:17

Thou therefore gird up thy loins, and thou shalt arise and speak unto them all that I shall command thee; do not fear them lest I confound thee before them.

Ezekiel 2:4-7

And to sons that have hard faces and strong hearts do I send thee; and thou shalt say unto them, Thus hath the Lord GOD said.

Matthew 10:27-28

What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light, and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye from the housetops.

Acts 5:29

Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We must persuade God rather than men.

Acts 21:33

Then the tribunal came near and took him and commanded him to be bound with two chains and demanded to know who he was and what he had done.

Acts 26:29

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.

Acts 28:31

preaching the kingdom of God and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all liberty, without hindrance.

Ephesians 4:1

I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation with which ye are called,

Ephesians 6:19

and for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth with confidence, to make known the mystery of the gospel,

Philippians 1:13-14

so that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the palace and in all other places;

Philippians 1:20

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

1 Thessalonians 2:2

but having suffered before and having been shamefully treated, as ye know, at Philippi, we were bold in our God to announce unto you the gospel of God with much diligence.

2 Timothy 1:16

The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus for he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chain;

2 Timothy 2:9

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

2 Timothy 2:9

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

1 John 3:16

In this we have known the charity of God because he laid down his life for us; we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

Jude 1:3

Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you and exhort you that ye should earnestly persevere in the faith which was given once unto the saints.

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