Romans 11:13
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English Standard Version
Now I am speaking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch then as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry

King James Bible
For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:

American Standard Version
But I speak to you that are Gentiles. Inasmuch then as I am an apostle of Gentiles, I glorify my ministry;

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I say to you, Gentiles: as long indeed as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I will honour my ministry,

English Revised Version
But I speak to you that are Gentiles. Inasmuch then as I am an apostle of Gentiles, I glorify my ministry:

Webster's Bible Translation
For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify my office:

Weymouth New Testament
But to you Gentiles I say that, since I am an Apostle specially sent to the Gentiles, I take pride in my ministry,

Romans 11:13 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

For Ispeak

The best texts read δὲ but instead of γάρ for. The sentence does not state the reason for the prominence of the Gentiles asserted in Romans 11:12, but makes a transition from the statement of the divine plan to the statement of Paul's own course of working on the line of that plan. He labors the more earnestly for the Gentiles with a view to the salvation of his own race.

Inasmuch as Iam

The best texts insert οὖν then. So Rev.; thus disconnecting the clause from the preceding, and connecting it with what follows.

I magnify mine office (τὴν διακονίαν μου δοξάζω)

Lit., I glorify my ministry, as Rev. Not I praise, but I honor by the faithful discharge of its duties. He implies, however, that the office is a glorious one. The verb, which occurs about sixty times in the New Testament, most frequently in John, is used, with very few exceptions, of glorifying God or Christ. In Romans 8:30, of God's elect. In 1 Corinthians 12:26, of the members of the body. In Revelation 18:7, of Babylon. For ministry, see on minister, Matthew 20:26.

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the apostle.

Romans 15:16-19 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God...

Acts 9:15 But the Lord said to him, Go your way: for he is a chosen vessel to me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings...

Acts 13:2 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said...

Acts 22:21 And he said to me, Depart: for I will send you far hence to the Gentiles.

Acts 26:17,18 Delivering you from the people, and from the Gentiles, to whom now I send you...

Galatians 1:16 To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:

Galatians 2:2,7-9 And I went up by revelation, and communicated to them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles...

Ephesians 3:8 To me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given...

1 Timothy 2:7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ...

2 Timothy 1:11,12 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles...

I magnify mine office. Rather, 'I honour my ministry,' [diakonia mou doxazo.]

Cross References
Acts 9:15
But the Lord said to him, "Go, for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel.

Romans 15:16
to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles in the priestly service of the gospel of God, so that the offering of the Gentiles may be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

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