1 Corinthians 9:3
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English Standard Version
This is my defense to those who would examine me.

King James Bible
Mine 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.

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.

1 Corinthians 9:3 Parallel
Vincent's Word Studies

Answer (ἀπολογία)

See on 1 Peter 3:15.

Examine (ἀνακρίνουσιν)

See on Luke 23:14.

1 Corinthians 9:3 Parallel Commentaries

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Acts 22:1 Men, brothers, and fathers, hear you my defense which I make now to you.

Acts 25:16 To whom I answered, It is not the manner of the Romans to deliver any man to die...

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...

2 Timothy 4:16 At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.



1 Corinthians 14:37 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual...

2 Corinthians 10:7,8 Do you 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...

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

2 Corinthians 13:3,5,10 Since you seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to you-ward is not weak, but is mighty in you...

Cross References
Luke 12:11
And when they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not be anxious about how you should defend yourself or what you should say,

1 Corinthians 9:2
If to others I am not an apostle, at least I am to you, for you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 9:4
Do we not have the right to eat and drink?

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