2 Corinthians 11:23
Are 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.
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2 Corinthians 3:6
And He has qualified us as ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

2 Corinthians 6:4
Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships, and calamities;

1 Corinthians 3:5
What then is Apollos? And what is Paul? They are servants through whom you believed, as the Lord has assigned to each his role.

1 Corinthians 4:1
So then, men ought to regard us as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.

1 Thessalonians 3:2
We sent Timothy, our brother and God's fellow worker in the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you in your faith,

1 Timothy 4:6
By pointing out these things to the brothers, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, nourished by the words of the faith and sound instruction you have followed.

I am.

2 Corinthians 11:5
I consider myself in no way inferior to those "super-apostles."

2 Corinthians 12:11, 12
I have become a fool, but you drove me to it. In fact, you should have commended me, since I am in no way inferior to those "super-apostles, " even though I am nothing. . . .

in labours.

1 Corinthians 15:10
But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace to me was not in vain. No, I worked harder than all of them--yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.

Colossians 1:29
To this end I labor, striving with all His energy working powerfully within me.

in stripes.

2 Corinthians 11:24, 25
Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one. . . .

2 Corinthians 6:4, 5
Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships, and calamities; . . .

Acts 9:16
I will show him how much he must suffer for My name."

in prison.

Acts 9:16
I will show him how much he must suffer for My name."

Acts 16:24
On receiving this order, he placed them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks.

Acts 20:23
I only know that in town after town the Holy Spirit warns me that chains and afflictions await me.

Acts 21:11
Coming over to us, he took Paul's belt, bound his own feet and hands, and said, "The Holy Spirit says: 'In this way the Jews of Jerusalem will bind the owner of this belt and hand him over to the Gentiles.'"

Acts 24:26, 27
At the same time he was hoping that Paul would offer him a bribe. So he sent for Paul frequently and talked with him. . . .

Acts 25:14
Since they were staying several days, Festus laid out Paul's case before the king: "There is a certain man whom Felix left in prison.

Acts 27:1
When it was decided that we would sail for Italy, Paul and some other prisoners were handed over to a centurion named Julius, who belonged to the Augustan Regiment.

Acts 28:16, 30
When we arrived in Rome, Paul was permitted to stay by himself, with a soldier to guard him. . . .

Ephesians 3:1
For this reason, I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles...

Ephesians 4:1
As a prisoner in the Lord, then, I urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling you have received:

Ephesians 6:20
for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it fearlessly, as I should.

Philippians 1:13
As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ.

2 Timothy 1:8, 16
So do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, or of me, His prisoner. Instead, join me in suffering for the gospel by the power of God. . . .

2 Timothy 2:9
for which I suffer to the extent of being chained like a criminal. But the word of God cannot be chained!

Philemon 1:9
I prefer to appeal on the basis of love. For I, Paul, am now aged, and a prisoner of Christ Jesus as well.

Hebrews 10:34
You sympathized with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, knowing that you yourselves had a better and permanent possession.

in deaths.

2 Corinthians 1:9, 10
Indeed, we felt we were under the sentence of death, in order that we would not trust in ourselves, but in God, who raises the dead. . . .

2 Corinthians 4:11
For we who are alive are always consigned to death for Jesus' sake, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our mortal bodies.

2 Corinthians 6:9
as unknown, yet well-known; dying, and yet we live on; punished, yet not killed;

Acts 14:19
Then some Jews arrived from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowds over. They stoned Paul and dragged him outside the city, presuming he was dead.

1 Corinthians 15:30-32
And why do we endanger ourselves every hour? . . .

Philippians 2:17
But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you.

Colossians 1:24
Now I rejoice in my sufferings for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is lacking in regard to Christ's afflictions for the sake of His body, which is the church.

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Are they servants of Christ?-- I speak as if insane-- I more so; in far more labors, in far more imprisonments, beaten times without number, often in danger of death.

King James Bible
Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Are they servants of Christ? I'm talking like a madman--I'm a better one: with far more labors, many more imprisonments, far worse beatings, near death many times.

International Standard Version
Are they the Messiah's servants? I am insane to talk like this, but I am a far better one! I have been involved in far greater efforts, far more imprisonments, countless beatings, and have faced death more than once.

NET Bible
Are they servants of Christ? (I am talking like I am out of my mind!) I am even more so: with much greater labors, with far more imprisonments, with more severe beatings, facing death many times.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
If they are Ministers of The Messiah, in stupidity I say that I am greater than they, in more toil than they, with more wounds than they, in chains more than they, in death many times.
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