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:

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,

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

Contemporary English Version
When people question me, I tell them

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

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, 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…







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.
(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. 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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