2 Corinthians 11:22
New International Version
Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they Abraham's descendants? So am I.

New Living Translation
Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they descendants of Abraham? So am I.

English Standard Version
Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they offspring of Abraham? So am I.

Berean Study Bible
Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they descendants of Abraham? So am I.

Berean Literal Bible
Are they Hebrews? I also. Are they Israelites? I also. Are they descendants of Abraham? I also.

New American Standard Bible
Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they descendants of Abraham? So am I.

King James Bible
Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so am I.

Christian Standard Bible
Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they the descendants of Abraham? So am I.

Contemporary English Version
Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Jews? So am I. Are they from the family of Abraham? Well, so am I.

Good News Translation
Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they Abraham's descendants? So am I.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? So am I.

International Standard Version
Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelis? So am I. Are they among Abraham's descendants? So am I.

NET Bible
Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they descendants of Abraham? So am I.

New Heart English Bible
Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they descendants of Abraham? So am I.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
If they are Hebrews, I am also; if they are Israelites, I am also; if they are the seed of Abraham, I am also.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they Abraham's descendants? So am I.

New American Standard 1977
Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they descendants of Abraham? So am I.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so am I.

King James 2000 Bible
Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I. Are they the descendants of Abraham? so am I.

American King James Version
Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so am I.

American Standard Version
Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so am I.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They are Hebrews: so am I. They are Israelites: so am I. They are the seed of Abraham: so am I.

Darby Bible Translation
Are they Hebrews? I also. Are they Israelites? I also. Are they seed of Abraham? I also.

English Revised Version
Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so am I.

Webster's Bible Translation
Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I. Are they the offspring of Abraham? so am I.

Weymouth New Testament
Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they descendants of Abraham? So am I.

World English Bible
Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? So am I.

Young's Literal Translation
Hebrews are they? I also! Israelites are they? I also! seed of Abraham are they? I also!
Study Bible
Paul's Suffering and Service
21To my shame I concede that we were too weak for that! Speaking as a fool, however, I can match what anyone else dares to boast about. 22Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they descendants of Abraham? So am I. 23Are they servants of Christ? I am speaking like I am out of my mind, but I am so much more: in harder labor, in more imprisonments, in worse beatings, in frequent danger of death.…
Cross References
Acts 6:1
In those days when the disciples were increasing in number, the Grecian Jews began to grumble against the Hebraic Jews, because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food.

Romans 9:4
the people of Israel. Theirs is the adoption as sons; theirs the divine glory and the covenants; theirs the giving of the Law, the temple worship, and the promises.

Romans 11:1
I ask then, did God reject His people? Certainly not! I am an Israelite myself, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin.

Galatians 3:16
The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. The Scripture does not say, "and to seeds," meaning many, but "and to your seed," meaning One, who is Christ.

Philippians 3:5
circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin; a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the Law, a Pharisee;

Treasury of Scripture

Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so am I.

Hebrews.

Exodus 3:18
And they shall hearken to thy voice: and thou shalt come, thou and the elders of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye shall say unto him, The LORD God of the Hebrews hath met with us: and now let us go, we beseech thee, three days' journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God.

Exodus 5:3
And they said, The God of the Hebrews hath met with us: let us go, we pray thee, three days' journey into the desert, and sacrifice unto the LORD our God; lest he fall upon us with pestilence, or with the sword.

Exodus 7:16
And thou shalt say unto him, The LORD God of the Hebrews hath sent me unto thee, saying, Let my people go, that they may serve me in the wilderness: and, behold, hitherto thou wouldest not hear.

the seed.

Genesis 17:8,9
And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God…

2 Chronicles 20:7
Art not thou our God, who didst drive out the inhabitants of this land before thy people Israel, and gavest it to the seed of Abraham thy friend for ever?

Matthew 3:9
And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.







Lexicon
Are they
εἰσιν (eisin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

Hebrews?
Ἑβραῖοί (Hebraioi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1445: A Hebrew, particularly one who speaks Hebrew (Aramaic). From Eber; a Hebrew or Jew.

So am I.
κἀγώ (kagō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2504: To also, I too, but I. From kai and ego; so also the dative case kamoi, and accusative case kame and I, me.

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

Israelites?
Ἰσραηλῖταί (Israēlitai)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2475: An Israelite, one of the chosen people of Israel, a Jew. From Israel; an 'Israelite', i.e. Descendant of Israel.

So am I.
κἀγώ (kagō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2504: To also, I too, but I. From kai and ego; so also the dative case kamoi, and accusative case kame and I, me.

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

descendants
σπέρμα (sperma)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4690: From speiro; something sown, i.e. Seed; by implication, offspring; specially, a remnant.

of Abraham?
Ἀβραάμ (Abraam)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 11: Abraham, progenitor of the Hebrew race. Of Hebrew origin; Abraham, the Hebrew patriarch.

So am I.
κἀγώ (kagō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2504: To also, I too, but I. From kai and ego; so also the dative case kamoi, and accusative case kame and I, me.
(22) Are they Hebrews?--This, then, was one of their boasts. They were Jews of Palestine, speaking Aramaic, reading the Law and Prophets in the original. He, they asserted, or implied, was a Hellenistic Jew (his birth at Tarsus naturally suggesting that thought), content to use the Greek version of the LXX., over which many of the more exclusive Hebrews mourned on an annual fast-day as a national degradation. St. Paul's answer is, that he too was a Hebrew; or, as he puts it in Philippians 3:5, "a Hebrew born of Hebrews." What he means is obviously that his parents were Jews of Palestine, and that the accident of his birth in Tarsus had not annulled his claim to that nationality. As a matter of fact it made him able to unite things that were commonly looked on as incompatible, and to be both a Hebrew and a Hellenist.

Are they Israelites? . . .--The words imply another insinuation. They whispered doubts whether he had any right to call himself an Israelite at all. Had he a drop of Abraham's blood flowing in his veins? Might he not, after all, be but the grandson of a proselyte, upon whom there rested the stigma which, according to a Jewish proverb, was not effaced till the twenty-fourth generation? Did not this account for his heathen sympathies? Strange as the thought may seem to us, the calumny survived, and the later Ebionites asserted (Epiphanius, Haer. xxx. 16) that he was a Gentile by birth, who had only accepted circumcision that he might marry the high priest's daughter. The kind of climax which the verse presents points not only to three claims to honour on their part, for in that case the first would include both the second and the third, and the climax would have little meaning, but to successive denials that he possessed any of the three. Jerome, strangely enough (Cat. Vir. Illust. c. 5), asserts that St. Paul was a Galilean, born at Gischala; but this, though it may possibly point to a tradition as to the home of his parents, can hardly be allowed to outweigh his own positive statement (Acts 22:3).

Verse 22. - Hebrews. In the strictest sense those who still understood and spoke Aramaic, not Hellenists of the dispersion, who no longer knew the sacred language. (For the use of the word, see Acts 6:1; Philippians 3:4.) Israelites. Jews, not only by nation, but in heart and feeling (see John 1:48; Acts 2:22, etc.; Romans 9:4; Romans 11:1). The seed of Abraham. Alike literally and spiritually (see John 8:33-53; Romans 9:7; Romans 11:1). It may seem strange that St. Paul should have found it necessary to make this statement; but his Tarsian birth and Roman franchise may have led to whispered innuendoes which took form long afterwards in the wild calumny that he was a Gentile who had only got himself circumcised in order that he might marry the high priest's daughter (Epiphan., 'Haer.,' 30:16). 11:22-33 The apostle gives an account of his labours and sufferings; not out of pride or vain-glory, but to the honour of God, who enabled him to do and suffer so much for the cause of Christ; and shows wherein he excelled the false apostles, who tried to lessen his character and usefulness. It astonishes us to reflect on this account of his dangers, hardships, and sufferings, and to observe his patience, perseverance, diligence, cheerfulness, and usefulness, in the midst of all these trials. See what little reason we have to love the pomp and plenty of this world, when this blessed apostle felt so much hardship in it. Our utmost diligence and services appear unworthy of notice when compared with his, and our difficulties and trials scarcely can be perceived. It may well lead us to inquire whether or not we really are followers of Christ. Here we may study patience, courage, and firm trust in God. Here we may learn to think less of ourselves; and we should ever strictly keep to truth, as in God's presence; and should refer all to his glory, as the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is blessed for evermore.
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