New International Version
Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and our brother Sosthenes,
King James Bible
Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother,
Darby Bible Translation
Paul, [a] called apostle of Jesus Christ, by God's will, and Sosthenes the brother,
World English Bible
Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and our brother Sosthenes,
Young's Literal Translation
Paul, a called apostle of Jesus Christ, through the will of God, and Sosthenes the brother,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Paul, called to be an apostle - Bishop Pearce contends that a comma should be placed after κλητος, called, which should not be joined to αποστολος, apostle: the first signifies being called to, the other sent from. He reads it, therefore, Paul the called; the apostle of Jesus Christ. The word κλητος, called, may be here used, as in some other places, for constituted. For this, and the meaning of the word apostle, see the note on Romans 1:1.
As the apostle had many irregularities to reprehend in the Corinthian Church, it was necessary that he should be explicit in stating his authority. He was called - invited to the Gospel feast; had partaken of it, and, by the grace he received, was qualified to proclaim salvation to others: Jesus Christ therefore made him an apostle, that is, gave him a Divine commission to preach the Gospel to the Gentiles.
Through the will of God - By a particular appointment from God alone; for, being an extraordinary messenger, he derived no part of his authority from man.
Sosthenes our brother - Probably the same person mentioned Acts 18:17 (note).
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Eversley. 1861. 1 Cor. i. 4, 5, 7. "I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ. That in every thing ye are enriched by Him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge . . . So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ." This text is a very important one. It ought to teach me how I should treat you. It …
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Twenty-Second Day. In Christ Our Sanctification.
The National Preacher.
Good Friday, 1860
In those days Peter stood up among the believers (a group numbering about a hundred and twenty)
Then the crowd there turned on Sosthenes the synagogue leader and beat him in front of the proconsul; and Gallio showed no concern whatever.
Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God--
in my prayers at all times; and I pray that now at last by God's will the way may be opened for me to come to you.
2 Corinthians 1:1
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the church of God in Corinth, together with all his holy people throughout Achaia:
2 Corinthians 8:5
And they exceeded our expectations: They gave themselves first of all to the Lord, and then by the will of God also to us.
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To God's holy people in Ephesus, the faithful in Christ Jesus:
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