Ephesians 6:20
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English Standard Version
for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.

King James Bible
For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

American Standard Version
for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For which I am an ambassador in a chain, so that therein I may be bold to speak according as I ought.

English Revised Version
for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

Webster's Bible Translation
For which I am an embassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

Weymouth New Testament
to spread which I am an ambassador in chains--so that when telling them I may speak out boldly as I ought.

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Vincent's Word Studies

I am an ambassador in bonds (πρεσβεύω ἐν ἁλύσει)

The verb to be an ambassador occurs only here and 2 Corinthians 5:20. See on Plm 1:9. In bonds, lit., in a chain: the particular word for the coupling-chain by which he was bound to the hand of his guard.

Ephesians 6:20 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I am.

Proverbs 13:17 A wicked messenger falls into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.

Isaiah 33:7 Behold, their valiant ones shall cry without: the ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly.

2 Corinthians 5:20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be you reconciled to God.

bonds. or, a chain. See on ch.

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

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

2 Samuel 10:2-6 Then said David, I will show kindness to Hanun the son of Nahash, as his father showed kindness to me...

Acts 26:29 And Paul said, I would to God, that not only you, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as I am...

Acts 28:20 For this cause therefore have I called for you, to see you, and to speak with you...

Philippians 1:7,13,14 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 1:16 The Lord give mercy to the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain:

2 Timothy 2:9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even to bonds; but the word of God is not bound.

Philemon 1:10 I beseech you for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds:

therein. or, thereof. boldly. See on ver.

Ephesians 6:19 And for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,

Isaiah 58:1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up your voice like a trumpet, and show my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.

Jeremiah 1:7,8,17 But the LORD said to me, Say not, I am a child: for you shall go to all that I shall send you...

Ezekiel 2:4-7 For they are impudent children and stiff hearted. I do send you to them; and you shall say to them, Thus said the Lord GOD...

Matthew 10:27,28 What I tell you in darkness, that speak you in light: and what you hear in the ear, that preach you on the housetops...

Acts 5:29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.

Acts 28:31 Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence...

Colossians 4:4 That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.

Philippians 1:20 According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always...

1 Thessalonians 2:2 But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, as you know, at Philippi...

1 John 3:16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.

Jude 1:3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write to you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write to you...

Cross References
Jeremiah 40:1
The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD after Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard had let him go from Ramah, when he took him bound in chains along with all the captives of Jerusalem and Judah who were being exiled to Babylon.

Acts 21:33
Then the tribune came up and arrested him and ordered him to be bound with two chains. He inquired who he was and what he had done.

Acts 28:20
For this reason, therefore, I have asked to see you and speak with you, since it is because of the hope of Israel that I am wearing this chain."

2 Corinthians 3:12
Since we have such a hope, we are very bold,

2 Corinthians 5:20
Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

Ephesians 3:1
For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles--

Philippians 1:7
It is right for me to feel this way about you all, because I hold you in my heart, for you are all partakers with me of grace, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel.

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