2 Corinthians 12:12
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New International Version
I persevered in demonstrating among you the marks of a true apostle, including signs, wonders and miracles.

New Living Translation
When I was with you, I certainly gave you proof that I am an apostle. For I patiently did many signs and wonders and miracles among you.

English Standard Version
The signs of a true apostle were performed among you with utmost patience, with signs and wonders and mighty works.

Berean Study Bible
The true marks of an apostle--signs, wonders, and miracles--were performed among you with great perseverance.

Berean Literal Bible
For the signs of the apostle were performed among you in all perseverance, and in signs, and wonders, and miracles.

New American Standard Bible
The signs of a true apostle were performed among you with all perseverance, by signs and wonders and miracles.

King James Bible
Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The signs of an apostle were performed with great endurance among you--not only signs but also wonders and miracles.

International Standard Version
The signs of an apostle were performed among you with utmost patience—signs, wonders, and powerful actions.

NET Bible
Indeed, the signs of an apostle were performed among you with great perseverance by signs and wonders and powerful deeds.

New Heart English Bible
Truly the signs of an apostle were worked among you in all patience, in signs and wonders and mighty works.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I performed the signs of an Apostle among you with all patience and with heroic deeds, with wonders and miracles.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
While I was among you I patiently did the signs, wonders, and miracles which prove that I'm an apostle.

New American Standard 1977
The signs of a true apostle were performed among you with all perseverance, by signs and wonders and miracles.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Truly the signs of the apostle were worked out among you in all patience, in signs and wonders and power.

King James 2000 Bible
Truly the signs of an apostle were done among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.

American King James Version
Truly the signs of an apostle were worked among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.

American Standard Version
Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, by signs and wonders and mighty works.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Yet the signs of my apostleship have been wrought on you, in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.

Darby Bible Translation
The signs indeed of the apostle were wrought among you in all endurance, signs, and wonders, and works of power.

English Revised Version
Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, by signs and wonders and mighty works.

Webster's Bible Translation
Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.

Weymouth New Testament
The signs that characterize the true Apostle have been done among you, accompanied by unwearied fortitude, and by tokens and marvels and displays of power.

World English Bible
Truly the signs of an apostle were worked among you in all patience, in signs and wonders and mighty works.

Young's Literal Translation
The signs, indeed, of the apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds,
Study Bible
Concern for the Corinthians
11I have become a fool, but you drove me to it. In fact, you should have commended me, since I am in no way inferior to those “super-apostles,” even though I am nothing. 12The true marks of an apostle — signs, wonders, and miracles — were performed among you with great perseverance. 13In what way were you inferior to the other churches, except that I was not a burden to you? Forgive me this wrong!…
Cross References
John 4:48
Jesus said to him, "Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will never believe."

Romans 15:19
by the power of signs and wonders, and by the power of the Spirit of God. So from Jerusalem all the way around to Illyricum, I have fully proclaimed the gospel of Christ.

1 Corinthians 9:1
Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you yourselves not my workmanship in the Lord?
Treasury of Scripture

Truly the signs of an apostle were worked among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.

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1 Corinthians 14:18 I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than you all:

(12) Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you.--The passage is remarkable for using the word "signs," first, in the general sense, as "notes" or "tokens," and then more specifically for works of supernatural power. On the special meaning of the three words, "signs," "wonders," "power," see Note on Acts 2:22. The passage is noticeable as being one of those in which St. Paul distinctly claims a supernatural power for himself, and appeals to its exercise. (Comp. Romans 15:19#NAME?1Corinthians 2:4.)

In all patience.--Better, in endurance of every kind, as referring to the hardships and privations specified in 2Corinthians 11:23-28, in the midst of which the work had to be carried on.

Verse 12. - The signs of an apostle. St. Paul always claimed to have attested his mission by spiritual and miraculous gifts (Romans 15:19; Acts 15:12). Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you,.... Not only the doctrine which he preached, the power that attended it, and the success it met with among them, were clear signs and evident proofs of his being sent by Christ; not only they themselves, who were converted under his ministry, were testimonials and seals of his apostleship, but also the many other wonderful works done by him confirmed the same, and showed him to be an apostle, and that he was not a whit behind, but equal to the chiefest of them: nor does he refer them to signs that were wrought by him, among others, and in other places, which were many; but to those which they themselves were witnesses of, and therefore might and ought to have spoken of them in defence of him; and in order to stop the mouths of the false apostles, a particular enumeration of these signs follows:

in all patience; it is one sign, and what is here mentioned in the first place of an apostle and minister of Christ, that he patiently bears all injuries and indignities, reproaches, persecutions, and all manner of afflictions, for Christ's sake and the Gospel's; and this the apostle did; and had he not been sent by Christ, it is not reasonable to imagine that he would have exposed himself to so many evils and dangers; or would have bore with so much patience the ill usage of men, and particularly the unkindness and ingratitude he met with at Corinth; but he took all patiently, having their good and the glory of Christ at heart:

in signs and wonders, and mighty deeds; meaning preternatural and miraculous performances; such as raising the dead, healing the sick, cleansing lepers, casting out devils, speaking with divers tongues, and the like, which were confirming evidences of apostleship; so , "wonders and powers", or "mighty deeds", are mentioned together by the Jews (i), as the same things.

(i) Zohar in Exod. fol. 96. 2. & 97. 1.12. Truly, etc.—There is understood some such clause as this, "And yet I have not been commended by you."

in all patience, in signs, etc.—The oldest manuscripts omit "in." "Patience" is not one of the "signs," but the element IN which they were wrought: endurance of opposition which did not cause me to leave off working [Alford]. Translate, "In … patience, BY signs," etc. His mode of expression is modest, putting himself, the worker, in the background, "were wrought," not "I wrought." As the signs have not been transmitted to us, neither has the apostleship. The apostles have no literal successors (compare Ac 1:21, 22).

mighty deeds—palpable works of divine omnipotence. The silence of the apostles in fourteen Epistles, as to miracles, arises from the design of those Epistles being hortatory, not controversial. The passing allusions to miracles in seven Epistles prove that the writers were not enthusiasts to whom miracles seem the most important thing. Doctrines were with them the important matter, save when convincing adversaries. In the seven Epistles the mention of miracles is not obtrusive, but marked by a calm air of assurance, as of facts acknowledged on all hands, and therefore unnecessary to dwell on. This is a much stronger proof of their reality than if they were formally and obtrusively asserted. Signs and wonders is the regular formula of the Old Testament, which New Testament readers would necessarily understand of supernatural works. Again, in the Gospels the miracles are so inseparably and congruously tied up with the history, that you cannot deny the former without denying the latter also. And then you have a greater difficulty than ever, namely, to account for the rise of Christianity; so that the infidel has something infinitely more difficult to believe than that which he rejects, and which the Christian more rationally accepts.12:11-21 We owe it to good men, to stand up in the defence of their reputation; and we are under special obligations to those from whom we have received benefit, especially spiritual benefit, to own them as instruments in God's hand of good to us. Here is an account of the apostle's behaviour and kind intentions; in which see the character of a faithful minister of the gospel. This was his great aim and design, to do good. Here are noticed several sins commonly found among professors of religion. Falls and misdeeds are humbling to a minister; and God sometimes takes this way to humble those who might be tempted to be lifted up. These vast verses show to what excesses the false teachers had drawn aside their deluded followers. How grievous it is that such evils should be found among professors of the gospel! Yet thus it is, and has been too often, and it was so even in the days of the apostles.
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