Parallel Verses

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 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.

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 for me also, that I may be given the message when I begin to speak -- that I may confidently make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may be able to speak boldly as I ought to speak. 21 Tychicus, my dear brother and faithful servant in the Lord, will make everything known to you, so that you too may know about my circumstances, how I am doing.


Cross References

2 Corinthians 5:20

Therefore we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making His plea through us. We plead with you on Christ's behalf, "Be reconciled to God!"

Acts 28:20

So for this reason I have asked to see you and speak with you, for I am bound with this chain because of the hope of Israel."

Ephesians 3:1

For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles --

Philippians 1:7

For it is right for me to think this about all of you, because I have you in my heart, since both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel all of you became partners in God's grace together with me.

Colossians 4:4

Pray that I may make it known as I should.

2 Samuel 10:2-6

David said, "I will express my loyalty to Hanun son of Nahash just as his father was loyal to me." So David sent his servants with a message expressing sympathy over his father's death. When David's servants entered the land of the Ammonites,

Proverbs 13:17

An unreliable messenger falls into trouble, but a faithful envoy brings healing.

Isaiah 33:7

Look, ambassadors cry out in the streets; messengers sent to make peace weep bitterly.

Isaiah 58:1

"Shout loudly! Don't be quiet! Yell as loud as a trumpet! Confront my people with their rebellious deeds; confront Jacob's family with their sin!

Jeremiah 1:7-8

The Lord said to me, "Do not say, 'I am too young.' But go to whomever I send you and say whatever I tell you.

Jeremiah 1:17

"But you, Jeremiah, get yourself ready! Go and tell these people everything I instruct you to say. Do not be terrified of them, or I will give you good reason to be terrified of them.

Ezekiel 2:4-7

The people to whom I am sending you are obstinate and hard-hearted, and you must say to them, 'This is what the sovereign Lord says.'

Matthew 10:27-28

What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light, and what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the housetops.

Acts 5:29

But Peter and the apostles replied, "We must obey God rather than people.

Acts 21:33

Then the commanding officer came up and arrested him and ordered him to be tied up with two chains; he then asked who he was and what he had done.

Acts 26:29

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."

Acts 28:31

proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with complete boldness and without restriction.

Ephesians 4:1

I, therefore, the prisoner for the Lord, urge you to live worthily of the calling with which you have been called,

Ephesians 6:19

Pray for me also, that I may be given the message when I begin to speak -- that I may confidently make known the mystery of the gospel,

Philippians 1:13-14

The whole imperial guard and everyone else knows that I am in prison for the sake of Christ,

Philippians 1:20

My confident hope is that I will in no way be ashamed but that with complete boldness, even now as always, Christ will be exalted in my body, whether I live or die.

1 Thessalonians 2:2

But although we suffered earlier and were mistreated in Philippi, as you know, we had the courage in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in spite of much opposition.

2 Timothy 1:16

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

2 Timothy 2:9

for which I suffer hardship to the point of imprisonment as a criminal, but God's message is not imprisoned!

2 Timothy 2:9

for which I suffer hardship to the point of imprisonment as a criminal, but God's message is not imprisoned!

1 John 3:16

We have come to know love by this: that Jesus laid down his life for us; thus we ought to lay down our lives for our fellow Christians.

Jude 1:3

Dear friends, although I have been eager to write to you about our common salvation, I now feel compelled instead to write to encourage you to contend earnestly for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints.

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