1 Corinthians 9:3
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New International Version
This is my defense to those who sit in judgment on me.

New Living Translation
This is my answer to those who question my authority.

English Standard Version
This is my defense to those who would examine me.

Berean Study Bible
This is my defense to those who scrutinize me:

Berean Literal Bible
This is my defense to those examining me:

New American Standard Bible
My defense to those who examine me is this:

King James Bible
Mine answer to them that do examine me is this,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My defense to those who examine me is this:

International Standard Version
This is my defense to those who would examine me:

NET Bible
This is my defense to those who examine me.

New Heart English Bible
My defense to those who examine me is this.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I give my answer to those who judge me; it is this:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is how I defend myself to those who cross-examine me.

New American Standard 1977
My defense to those who examine me is this:

Jubilee Bible 2000
My answer to those that examine me is this,

King James 2000 Bible
My answer to them that do examine me is this,

American King James Version
My answer to them that do examine me is this,

American Standard Version
My defence to them that examine me is this.

Douay-Rheims Bible
My defence with them that do examine me is this.

Darby Bible Translation
My defence to those who examine me is this:

English Revised Version
My defence to them that examine me is this.

Webster's Bible Translation
My answer to them that examine me is this,

Weymouth New Testament
That is how I vindicate myself to those who criticize me.

World English Bible
My defense to those who examine me is this.

Young's Literal Translation
My defence to those who examine me in this;
Study Bible
The Rights of an Apostle
2Even if I am not an apostle to others, surely I am to you. For you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord. 3This is my defense to those who scrutinize me: 4Have we no right to food and to drink?…
Cross References
Luke 12:11
When you are brought before the synagogues, rulers, and authorities, do not worry about how to defend yourselves or what to say.

1 Corinthians 9:2
Even if I am not an apostle to others, surely I am to you. For you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 9:4
Have we no right to food and to drink?
Treasury of Scripture

My answer to them that do examine me is this,

answer.

Acts 22:1 Men, brothers, and fathers, hear you my defense which I make now to you.

Acts 25:16 To whom I answered, It is not the manner of the Romans to deliver …

Philippians 1:7,17 Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have …

2 Timothy 4:16 At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: …

them.

1 Corinthians 14:37 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual…

2 Corinthians 10:7,8 Do you look on things after the outward appearance? If any man trust …

2 Corinthians 12:16-19 But be it so, I did not burden you: nevertheless, being crafty, I …

2 Corinthians 13:3,5,10 Since you seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to you-ward …

(3) Mine answer. . . .--The verse refers to what has gone before, and not to what follows. That (emphatic) is my answer to those who examine me as to the truth of my Apostleship. Both the words "answer" and "examine" are in the Greek the technical terms for a legal defence and examination before a tribunal.

Verse 3. - Mine answer; literally, my defence; the word "examine" is the word used for a legal inquiry. The Corinthians had as it were placed him on his defence at the bar of their criticism. Is this. That I was the cause of your conversion. In 2 Corinthians 12:12 he refers to other proofs of his apostolic power. Mine answer to them that do examine me is this. These words are referred by some to the following, as if the apostle's answer lay in putting the questions he does in the next verses; but they rather seem to belong to the preceding, and the meaning to be this, that when any persons called in question his apostleship, and examined him upon that head, what he thought fit to say in answer to them, and in defence of himself, was by referring them to the famous church at Corinth, who were as particular persons, and as a church, his work in the Lord, and everyone of them as so many seals of his apostleship; he being the first preacher of the Gospel to them, the founder of them as a church, and the instrument of their conversion. 3. to them that … examine me—that is, who call in question mine apostleship.

is this—namely, that you are the seal of mine apostleship.9:1-14 It is not new for a minister to meet with unkind returns for good-will to a people, and diligent and successful services among them. To the cavils of some, the apostle answers, so as to set forth himself as an example of self-denial, for the good of others. He had a right to marry as well as other apostles, and to claim what was needful for his wife, and his children if he had any, from the churches, without labouring with his own hands to get it. Those who seek to do our souls good, should have food provided for them. But he renounced his right, rather than hinder his success by claiming it. It is the people's duty to maintain their minister. He may wave his right, as Paul did; but those transgress a precept of Christ, who deny or withhold due support.
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