1 Corinthians 9:3
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:

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

New King James Version
My defense to those who examine me is this:

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

NASB 1995
My defense to those who examine me is this:

NASB 1977
My defense to those who examine me is this:

Amplified Bible
This is my defense to those who would put me on trial and interrogate me [concerning my authority as an apostle]:

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

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

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

Contemporary English Version
When people question me, I tell them

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

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

Good News Translation
When people criticize me, this is how I defend myself:

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

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

Literal Standard Version
My defense to those who examine me in this:

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

New Heart English Bible
My defense to those who 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;

Additional Translations ...
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 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, brethren, and fathers, hear ye my defence which I make now unto you.

Acts 25:16
To whom I answered, It is not the manner of the Romans to deliver any man to die, before that he which is accused have the accusers face to face, and have licence to answer for himself concerning the crime laid against him.

Philippians 1:7,17
Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace…

them.

1 Corinthians 14:37
If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.

2 Corinthians 10:7,8
Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? If any man trust to himself that he is Christ's, let him of himself think this again, that, as he is Christ's, even so are we Christ's…

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









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
This
αὕτη (hautē)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

my
ἐμὴ (emē)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative Feminine 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1699: My, mine. From the oblique cases of ego; my.

defense
ἀπολογία (apologia)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 627: A verbal defense (particularly in a law court). From the same as apologeomai; a plea.

to those who
τοῖς (tois)
Article - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

scrutinize
ἀνακρίνουσίν (anakrinousin)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 350: From ana and krino; properly, to scrutinize, i.e. investigate, interrogate, determine.

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


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