2 Corinthians 6:5
New International Version
in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger;

New Living Translation
We have been beaten, been put in prison, faced angry mobs, worked to exhaustion, endured sleepless nights, and gone without food.

English Standard Version
beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger;

Berean Study Bible
in beatings, imprisonments, and riots; in labor, sleepless nights, and hunger;

Berean Literal Bible
in beatings, in imprisonments, in riots, in labors, in watchings, in fastings;

New American Standard Bible
in beatings, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in hunger,

New King James Version
in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in fastings;

King James Bible
In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;

Christian Standard Bible
by beatings, by imprisonments, by riots, by labors, by sleepless nights, by times of hunger,

Contemporary English Version
We have been beaten, put in jail, and hurt in riots. We have worked hard and have gone without sleep or food.

Good News Translation
We have been beaten, jailed, and mobbed; we have been overworked and have gone without sleep or food.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
by beatings, by imprisonments, by riots, by labors, by sleepless nights, by times of hunger,

International Standard Version
in beatings, imprisonments, and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights, and hunger;

NET Bible
in beatings, in imprisonments, in riots, in troubles, in sleepless nights, in hunger,

New Heart English Bible
in beatings, in imprisonments, in riots, in labors, in watchings, in fastings;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
In scourgings, in chains, in seditions, in toil, in vigils, in fasts,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
beatings, imprisonments, riots, hard work, sleepless nights, and lack of food.

New American Standard 1977
in beatings, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in hunger,

Jubilee Bible 2000
in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings,

King James 2000 Bible
In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in watchings, in fastings;

American King James Version
In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in watchings, in fastings;

American Standard Version
in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in watchings, in fastings;

Douay-Rheims Bible
In stripes, in prisons, in seditions, in labours, in watchings, in fastings,

Darby Bible Translation
in stripes, in prisons, in riots, in labours, in watchings, in fastings,

English Revised Version
in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;

Webster's Bible Translation
In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in watchings, in fastings;

Weymouth New Testament
by floggings, by imprisonments; by facing riots, by toil, by sleepless watching, by hunger and thirst;

World English Bible
in beatings, in imprisonments, in riots, in labors, in watchings, in fastings;

Young's Literal Translation
in stripes, in imprisonments, in insurrections, in labours, in watchings, in fastings,
Study Bible
Paul's Hardships and God's Grace
4Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships, and calamities; 5in beatings, imprisonments, and riots; in labor, sleepless nights, and hunger; 6in purity, knowledge, patience, and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love;…
Cross References
Acts 16:23
And after striking them with many blows, they threw them into prison and ordered the jailer to guard them securely.

Acts 19:23
About that time a great disturbance arose about the Way.

1 Corinthians 4:11
To this very hour we are hungry and thirsty, we are poorly clothed, we are brutally treated, we are homeless.

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.

2 Corinthians 11:27
in labor and toil and often without sleep, in hunger and thirst and often without food, in cold and exposure.

Treasury of Scripture

In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in watchings, in fastings;

stripes.

2 Corinthians 11:23-25
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…

Deuteronomy 25:3
Forty stripes he may give him, and not exceed: lest, if he should exceed, and beat him above these with many stripes, then thy brother should seem vile unto thee.

Isaiah 53:5
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

imprisonments.

1 Kings 22:27
And say, Thus saith the king, Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I come in peace.

2 Chronicles 16:10
Then Asa was wroth with the seer, and put him in a prison house; for he was in a rage with him because of this thing. And Asa oppressed some of the people the same time.

Jeremiah 33:1
Moreover the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah the second time, while he was yet shut up in the court of the prison, saying,

in tumults.

2 Corinthians 1:8-10
For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life: …

Acts 14:19
And there came thither certain Jews from Antioch and Iconium, who persuaded the people, and, having stoned Paul, drew him out of the city, supposing he had been dead.

Acts 17:5
But the Jews which believed not, moved with envy, took unto them certain lewd fellows of the baser sort, and gathered a company, and set all the city on an uproar, and assaulted the house of Jason, and sought to bring them out to the people.

labours.

2 Corinthians 11:23
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.

1 Corinthians 15:10
But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

1 Thessalonians 2:9
For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail: for labouring night and day, because we would not be chargeable unto any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God.

watchings.

2 Corinthians 11:27
In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.

Ezekiel 3:17
Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.

Mark 13:34-37
For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch…







Lexicon
in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

beatings,
πληγαῖς (plēgais)
Noun - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 4127: A blow, stripe, wound; an affliction, plague. From plesso; a stroke; by implication, a wound; figuratively, a calamity.

imprisonments,
φυλακαῖς (phylakais)
Noun - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 5438: From phulasso; a guarding or, the act, the person; figuratively, the place, the condition, or, the time, literally or figuratively.

[and] riots;
ἀκαταστασίαις (akatastasiais)
Noun - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 181: From akatastatos; instability, i.e. Disorder.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

labor,
κόποις (kopois)
Noun - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2873: From kopto; a cut, i.e. toil, literally or figuratively; by implication, pains.

sleepless nights,
ἀγρυπνίαις (agrypniais)
Noun - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 70: The state of being awake (at night), sleeplessness, watching. From agrupneo; sleeplessness, i.e. A keeping awake.

[and] hunger;
νηστείαις (nēsteiais)
Noun - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 3521: Fasting, the day of atonement. From nesteuo; abstinence; specially, the fast of the Day of Atonement.
(5) In stripes . . .--The list becomes more specific. "Stripes" we have seen at Philippi (Acts 16:23), and 2Corinthians 11:23-24 show that there were other instances. Of "imprisonment?," that at Philippi is, so far, the only recorded instance (Acts 16:24); but there may well have been others, as in 2Corinthians 11:23. "Tumults" (the same word as in Luke 21:9) at Antioch in Pisidia (Acts 13:50), Lystra (Acts 14:5-19), Thessalonica (Acts 17:5), Corinth itself (Acts 18:12), and Ephesus (Acts 19:23-41). "Labours" describe the usual tenor of his life, the daily work of his calling as a tent-maker, as well as that connected with his ministry. "Watchings" and "fastings" are, probably, both of them (comp. 2Corinthians 11:27) to be referred to voluntary acts--nights of vigil and self-imposed abstinence--rather than to privations incidental to his work.

Verse 5. - In stripes (comp. 2 Corinthians 11:23-28). The stripes were of two kinds - from Jewish whips and Roman rods. But of the five scourgings with Jewish whips not one is mentioned in the Acts, and only one of the three scourgings with Roman rods (Acts 16:23). Nothing, therefore, is more clear than that the Acts only furnishes us with a fragmentary and incomplete record, in which, as we gather from the Epistles, either the agonies of St. Paul's lifelong martyrdom are for some reason intentionally minimized, or else (which is, perhaps, mere probable) St. Paul was, as his rule and habit, so reticent about his own sufferings in the cause of Christ that St. Luke was only vaguely, if at all, aware of many scenes of trial through which he had passed. In imprisonments. St. Paul was frequently in prison, but St. Luke only tells us of one of these occasions (Acts 16:24) - at Philippi; the Roman imprisonment and that at Caesarea were subsequent to this Epistle. In tumults. These were a normal incident of St. Paul's life, both up to this time and for years afterwards (Acts 13:50; Acts 14:19; Acts 16:22; Acts 17:4, 5; Acts 18:12; Acts 19:28, 29; Acts 21:27-39; Acts 22:22, 23; Acts 23:9, 10; Acts 27:42, etc.) The word akatastasiai might also mean "insecurities," i.e. homelessness, wanderings, uncertainties (comp. 1 Corinthians 4:11); but New Testament usage seems decisive in favour of the frowner meaning (2 Corinthians 12:20; 1 Corinthians 14:33; James 3:15). In labours (2 Corinthians 11:28; 1 Corinthians 4:12; 1 Corinthians 15:10; Acts 20:34; 1 Thessalonians 2:9; 2 Thessalonians 3:8). In watchings. "Spells of sleeplessness" were a necessary incident of such a life; and an eminently nervous nature like that of St. Paul is rarely capable of the habitual relief of sound steep. Hence he again refers to this in 2 Corinthians 11:27. His "sleeplessness" was sometimes the necessary result of labours "night and day" (Acts 20:31; 1 Thessalonians 2:9, etc.). In fastings. St. Paul never inculcates the practice of voluntary fasting as a duty (for the reading in 1 Corinthians 7:5 is more than dubious); but it is probable that he found it personally useful at times (Acts 13:2, 3; Acts 14:23; Acts 9:9). The nine forms of suffering hitherto mentioned - three general, three specific, and three voluntary - are all physical sufferings borne with "much endurance." 6:1-10 The gospel is a word of grace sounding in our ears. The gospel day is a day of salvation, the means of grace the means of salvation, the offers of the gospel the offers of salvation, and the present time the proper time to accept these offers. The morrow is none of ours: we know not what will be on the morrow, nor where we shall be. We now enjoy a day of grace; then let all be careful not to neglect it. Ministers of the gospel should look upon themselves as God's servants, and act in every thing suitably to that character. The apostle did so, by much patience in afflictions, by acting from good principles, and by due temper and behaviour. Believers, in this world, need the grace of God, to arm them against temptations, so as to bear the good report of men without pride; and so as to bear their reproaches with patience. They have nothing in themselves, but possess all things in Christ. Of such differences is a Christian's life made up, and through such a variety of conditions and reports, is our way to heaven; and we should be careful in all things to approve ourselves to God. The gospel, when faithfully preached, and fully received, betters the condition even of the poorest. They save what before they riotously spent, and diligently employ their time to useful purposes. They save and gain by religion, and thus are made rich, both for the world to come and for this, when compared with their sinful, profligate state, before they received the gospel.
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