Parallel Verses

Montgomery New Testament

and in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it 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.

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.

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 me to open my mouth boldly, and to make known the mystery of the gospel for which I am an ambassador, 20 and in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it boldly as I ought to speak. 21 But that you also may know my affairs and how I do, Tychicus, my beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, will make everything known to you.


Cross References

2 Corinthians 5:20

On Christ's behalf, then, I come as ambassador. It is as though God was entreating you, through me, on Christ's behalf I beg you to be reconciled to God.

Acts 28:20

This is the reason why I begged you to see and speak with me. For because of the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain."

Ephesians 3:1

For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles??2 for surely you have heard of the stewardship of the grace of God entrusted to me for you?

Philippians 1:7

It is but just that I should be thus mindful of you all, because I have you in my heart, and because in these fetters of mine and in my defense and confirmation of the gospel you are all my fellow partners in the privilege.

Colossians 4:4

Pray that I may unfold it as I ought to speak.

Colossians 4:4-6

Pray that I may unfold it as I ought to speak.

Colossians 4:4

Pray that I may unfold it as I ought to speak.

Colossians 4:4

Pray that I may unfold it as I ought to speak.

Colossians 4:4

Pray that I may unfold it as I ought to speak.

Colossians 4:4-8

Pray that I may unfold it as I ought to speak.

Colossians 4:4

Pray that I may unfold it as I ought to speak.

Colossians 4:4-7

Pray that I may unfold it as I ought to speak.

Matthew 10:27-28

"What I am telling you is in the darkness, do you speak in the light; and what is whispered in your ear, proclaim upon the housetops.

Acts 5:29

But Peter and the apostles said in reply.

Acts 21:33

Then the tribune came up and seized him, and ordered that he be bound with two chains. "Who is he?" he began asking, "and what has he done?"

Acts 26:29

"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."

Acts 28:31

He continued to preach the kingdom of God, and to teach about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness, quite unmolested.

Ephesians 4:1

I summon you then, I the prisoner in the Lord, to live lives worthy of the calling to which you were called.

Ephesians 6:19

and for me, that utterance may be given me to open my mouth boldly, and to make known the mystery of the gospel for which I am an ambassador,

Philippians 1:13-14

Throughout the whole Praetorian guard and among all the others it has become plain that these chains of mine are for the sake of Christ;

Philippians 1:20

So it is my keen expectation and hope that I shall never feel ashamed, but that with fearless courage, now as hither to, Christ may be magnified in my body, whether by my life or by my death.

1 Thessalonians 2:2

for you remember that although I had already borne ill-treatment and insult at Philippi, I took courage in my God to tell you the gospel of God, in the face of much opposition.

2 Timothy 1:16

The Lord show mercy to the house hold of Onesiphorus; for many a time he refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain.

2 Timothy 2:9

For preaching it I am suffering, and am even put in chains as a malefactor.

2 Timothy 2:9

For preaching it I am suffering, and am even put in chains as a malefactor.

1 John 3:16

By this we learn to know love, because he laid down his life for us; so we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.

Jude 1:3

Beloved, although I was making all haste to write to you in regard to our common salvation, I am compelled to write you an appeal to defend the faith once for all committed to the saints.

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