1 Corinthians 16:9
New International Version
because a great door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many who oppose me.

New Living Translation
There is a wide-open door for a great work here, although many oppose me.

English Standard Version
for a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.

Berean Study Bible
because a great door for effective work has opened to me, even though many oppose me.

Berean Literal Bible
For a great and productive door has opened to me, and many are opposing.

New American Standard Bible
for a wide door for effective service has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.

King James Bible
For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.

Christian Standard Bible
because a wide door for effective ministry has opened for me--yet many oppose me.

Contemporary English Version
because there is a wonderful opportunity for me to do some work here. But there are also many people who are against me.

Good News Translation
There is a real opportunity here for great and worthwhile work, even though there are many opponents.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
because a wide door for effective ministry has opened for me--yet many oppose me.

International Standard Version
because a door has opened wide for me to do effective work, although many people are opposing me.

NET Bible
because a door of great opportunity stands wide open for me, but there are many opponents.

New Heart English Bible
for a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For a great door is opened to me, filled with opportunities and many opponents.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I have a great opportunity to do effective work here, although there are many people who oppose me.

New American Standard 1977
for a wide door for effective service has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For a great and effectual door is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.

King James 2000 Bible
For a great and effective door is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.

American King James Version
For a great door and effectual is opened to me, and there are many adversaries.

American Standard Version
for a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For a great door and evident is opened unto me: and many adversaries.

Darby Bible Translation
For a great door is opened to me and an effectual [one], and [the] adversaries many.

English Revised Version
for a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.

Webster's Bible Translation
For a great door and effectual is opened to me, and there are many adversaries.

Weymouth New Testament
for a wide door stands open before me which demands great efforts, and we have many opponents.

World English Bible
for a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.

Young's Literal Translation
for a door to me hath been opened -- great and effectual -- and withstanders are many.
Study Bible
Paul's Travel Plans
8But I will stay in Ephesus until Pentecost, 9because a great door for effective work has opened to me, even though many oppose me. 10If Timothy comes, see to it that he has nothing to fear while he is with you, for he is doing the Lord’s work, just as I am.…
Cross References
Acts 14:27
When they arrived, they gathered the church together and reported all that God had done through them, and how He had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles.

Acts 19:9
But when some of them stubbornly refused to believe and publicly maligned the Way, Paul took his disciples and left the synagogue to conduct daily discussions in the lecture hall of Tyrannus.

2 Corinthians 1:6
If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which accomplishes in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we experience.

James 5:16
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man has great power to prevail.

Treasury of Scripture

For a great door and effectual is opened to me, and there are many adversaries.

a great.

Acts 19:8
And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.

door.

Acts 14:27
And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles.

2 Corinthians 2:12
Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ's gospel, and a door was opened unto me of the Lord,

Colossians 4:3
Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:

there.

1 Corinthians 15:32
If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die.

Acts 19:9,10
But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus…

2 Corinthians 1:8-10
For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life: …







Lexicon
because
γάρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

a great
μεγάλη (megalē)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3173: Large, great, in the widest sense.

door
θύρα (thyra)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2374: (a) a door, (b) met: an opportunity. Apparently a primary word; a portal or entrance.

[for]
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

effective [work]
ἐνεργής (energēs)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1756: Effective, productive of due result, at work. From en and ergon; active, operative.

has opened
ἀνέῳγεν (aneōgen)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 455: To open. From ana and oigo; to open up.

to me,
μοι (moi)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

even though
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

many
πολλοί (polloi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4183: Much, many; often.

oppose [me].
ἀντικείμενοι (antikeimenoi)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 480: To resist, oppose, withstand, lie opposite to. From anti and keimai; to lie opposite, i.e. Be adverse to.
Verse 9. - A great door and effectual. A wide and promising opportunity for winning souls to God. The metaphor of "a door," perhaps suggested by our Lord himself, was common among Christians (2 Corinthians 2:12; Colossians 4:3; Acts 14:27; Revelation 3:8). Many adversaries (Acts 19:1, 8, 9, 19, 20). 16:1-9 The good examples of other Christians and churches should rouse us. It is good to lay up in store for good uses. Those who are rich in this world, should be rich in good works, 1Ti 6:17,18. The diligent hand will not make rich, without the Divine blessing, Pr 10:4,22. And what more proper to stir us up to charity to the people and children of God, than to look at all we have as his gift? Works of mercy are real fruits of true love to God, and are therefore proper services on his own day. Ministers are doing their proper business, when putting forward, or helping works of charity. The heart of a Christian minister must be towards the people among whom he has laboured long, and with success. All our purposes must be made with submission to the Divine providence, Jas 4:15. Adversaries and opposition do not break the spirits of faithful and successful ministers, but warm their zeal, and inspire them with fresh courage. A faithful minister is more discouraged by the hardness of his hearers' hearts, and the backslidings of professors, than by the enemies' attempts.
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