2 Corinthians 11:23
Good News Translation
Are they Christ's servants? I sound like a madman--but I am a better servant than they are! I have worked much harder, I have been in prison more times, I have been whipped much more, and I have been near death more often.

Contemporary English Version
Are they servants of Christ? I am a fool to talk this way, but I serve him better than they do. I have worked harder and have been put in jail more times. I have been beaten with whips more and have been in danger of death more often.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They are the ministers of Christ (I speak as one less wise): I am more; in many more labours, in prisons more frequently, in stripes above measure, in deaths often.

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They are the ministers of Christ (I speak as one less wise): I am more; in many more labours, in prisons more frequently, in stripes above measure, in deaths often.

ministers.

2 Corinthians 3:6 Who also hath made us fit ministers of the new testament, not in the letter but in the spirit. For the letter killeth: but the spirit quickeneth.

2 Corinthians 6:4 But in all things let us exhibit ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in tribulation, in necessities, in distresses,

1 Corinthians 3:5 The ministers of him whom you have believed: and to every one as the Lord hath given.

1 Corinthians 4:1 Let a man so account of us as of the ministers of Christ and the dispensers of the mysteries of God.

1 Thessalonians 3:2 And we sent Timothy, our brother and the minister of God in the gospel of Christ, to confirm you and exhort you concerning your faith:

1 Timothy 4:6 These things proposing to the brethren, thou shalt be a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished up in the words of faith and of the good doctrine which thou hast attained unto.

I am.

2 Corinthians 11:5 For I suppose that I have done nothing less than the great apostles.

2 Corinthians 12:11,12 I am become foolish. You have compelled me: for I ought to have been commended by you. For I have no way come short of them that are above measure apostles, although I be nothing. . . .

in labours.

1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God, I am what I am. And his grace in me hath not been void: but I have laboured more abundantly than all they. Yet not I, but the grace of God with me:

Colossians 1:29 Wherein also I labour, striving according to his working which he worketh in me in power.

in stripes.

2 Corinthians 11:24,25 Of the Jews five times did I receive forty stripes save one. . . .

2 Corinthians 6:4,5 But in all things let us exhibit ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in tribulation, in necessities, in distresses, . . .

Acts 9:16 For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake.

in prison.

Acts 9:16 For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake.

Acts 16:24 Who having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison and made their feet fast in the stocks.

Acts 20:23 Save that the Holy Ghost in every city witnesseth to me, saying: That bands and afflictions wait for me at Jerusalem.

Acts 21:11 Who, when he was come to us, took Paul's girdle: and binding his own feet and hands, he said: Thus saith the Holy Ghost: The man whose girdle this is, the Jews shall bind in this manner in Jerusalem and shall deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.

Acts 24:26,27 Hoping also withal that money should be given him by Paul: for which cause also oftentimes sending for him, he spoke with him. . . .

Acts 25:14 And as they tarried there many days, Festus told the king of Paul, saying: A certain man was left prisoner by Felix.

Acts 27:1 And when it was determined that he should sail into Italy and that Paul, with the other prisoners, should be delivered to a centurion, named Julius, of the band Augusta,

Acts 28:16,30 And when we were come to Rome, Paul was suffered to dwell by himself, with a soldier that kept him. . . .

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

Ephesians 4:1 I therefore, a prisoner in the Lord, beseech you that you walk worthy of the vocation in which you are called:

Ephesians 6:20 For which I am an ambassador in a chain: so that therein I may be bold to speak according as I ought.

Philippians 1:13 So that my bands are made manifest in Christ, in all the court and in all other places.

2 Timothy 1:8,16 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but labour with the gospel, according to the power of God. . . .

2 Timothy 2:9 Wherein I labour even unto bands, as an evildoer. But the word of God is not bound.

Philemon 1:9 For charity sake I rather beseech, whereas thou art such a one, as Paul, an old man and now a prisoner also of Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 10:34 For you both had compassion on them that were in bands and took with joy the being stripped of your own goods, knowing that you have a better and a lasting substance.

in deaths.

2 Corinthians 1:9,10 But we had in ourselves the answer of death, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God who raiseth the dead. . . .

2 Corinthians 4:11 For we who live are always delivered unto death for Jesus' sake: that the life also of Jesus may be made manifest in our mortal flesh.

2 Corinthians 6:9 As dying and behold we live: as chastised and not killed:

Acts 14:19 Now there came thither certain Jews from Antioch and Iconium: and, persuading the multitude and stoning Paul, drew him out of the city, thinking him to be dead.

1 Corinthians 15:30-32 Why also are we in danger every hour? . . .

Philippians 2:17 Yea, and if I be made a victim upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and congratulate with you all.

Colossians 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you and fill up those things that are wanting of the sufferings of Christ, in my flesh, for his body, which is the church:

Context
Paul's Suffering and Service
22They are Hebrews: so am I. They are Israelites: so am I. They are the seed of Abraham: so am I. 23They are the ministers of Christ (I speak as one less wise): I am more; in many more labours, in prisons more frequently, in stripes above measure, in deaths often. 24Of the Jews five times did I receive forty stripes save one.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 36:5
And Jeremiah commanded Baruch, saying: I am shut up, and cannot go into the house of the Lord.

Acts 9:16
For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake.

Acts 16:23
And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the gaoler to keep them diligently.

Romans 8:36
(As it is written: For thy sake, we are put to death all the day long. We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.)

1 Corinthians 3:5
The ministers of him whom you have believed: and to every one as the Lord hath given.

1 Corinthians 4:9
For I think that God hath set forth us apostles, the last, as it were men appointed to death. We are made a spectacle to the world and to angels and to men.

1 Corinthians 4:11
Even unto this hour we both hunger and thirst and are naked and are buffeted and have no fixed abode.

1 Corinthians 15:10
But by the grace of God, I am what I am. And his grace in me hath not been void: but I have laboured more abundantly than all they. Yet not I, but the grace of God with me:

2 Corinthians 3:6
Who also hath made us fit ministers of the new testament, not in the letter but in the spirit. For the letter killeth: but the spirit quickeneth.

2 Corinthians 6:4
But in all things let us exhibit ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in tribulation, in necessities, in distresses,

2 Corinthians 6:5
In stripes, in prisons, in seditions, in labours, in watchings, in fastings,

2 Corinthians 10:7
See the things that are according to outward appearance. If any man trust to himself, that he is Christ's let him think this again with himself, that as he is Christ's, so are we also.

Galatians 6:17
From henceforth let no man be troublesome to me: for I bear the marks of the Lord Jesus in my body.

1 Timothy 4:6
These things proposing to the brethren, thou shalt be a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished up in the words of faith and of the good doctrine which thou hast attained unto.

2 Timothy 3:11
Persecutions, afflictions: such as came upon me at Antioch, at Iconium and at Lystra: what persecutions I endured, and out of them all the Lord delivered me.

Additional Translations
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.

Are they servants of Christ? I speak as being beside myself, I too above measure: more abundantly in labors, more abundantly in imprisonments, in beatings above measure, in deaths often.

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

Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as one beside himself) I more; in labors more abundantly, in prisons more abundantly, in stripes above measure, in deaths oft.

Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as being beside myself) I above measure [so]; in labours exceedingly abundant, in stripes to excess, in prisons exceedingly abundant, in deaths oft.

Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as one beside himself) I more; in labours more abundantly, in prisons more abundantly, in stripes above measure, in deaths oft.

Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labors more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths often.

Are they servants of Christ? (I speak as if I were out of my mind.)

Are they servants of Christ? (I speak as one beside himself) I am more so; in labors more abundantly, in prisons more abundantly, in stripes above measure, in deaths often.

ministrants of Christ are they? -- as beside myself I speak -- I more; in labours more abundantly, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequently, in deaths many times;
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