New American Standard Bible
The signs of a true apostle were performed among you with all perseverance, by signs and wonders and miracles.
King James Bible
Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.
Darby Bible Translation
The signs indeed of the apostle were wrought among you in all endurance, signs, and wonders, and works of power.
World English Bible
Truly the signs of an apostle were worked among you in all patience, in signs and wonders and mighty works.
Young's Literal Translation
The signs, indeed, of the apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Truly the signs of an apostle - Such miracles as the acknowledged apostles worked. Such "signs" or evidences that they were divinely commissioned; see the Mark 16:17 note; Acts 2:22 note; Romans 15:19 note.
Were wrought among you - That is, by me; see the note, 1 Corinthians 9:2.
In all patience - I performed those works notwithstanding the opposition which I met with. I patiently persevered in furnishing the evidence of my divine commission. There was a succession of miracles demonstrating that I was from God, notwithstanding the unreasonable opposition which I met with, until I convinced you that I was called to the office of an apostle.
In signs and wonders - In working miracles; compare note, Acts 2:22. What these miracles at Corinth were, we are not distinctly informed. They probably, however, were similar to those performed in other places, in healing the sick, etc.; the most benevolent as it was one of the most decisive proofs of the divine power.
I. Perhaps I can expound the text best if I first TURN IT THE OTHER WAY UP, and use it as a warning. When I am strong, then am I weak. Perhaps, while thinking of the text thus turned inside out, we shall be getting light upon it to be used when we view it with the right side outwards, and see that when we are weak, then we are strong. I am quite sure that some people think themselves very strong, and are not so. Their proud consciousness of fancied strength is the indication of a terrible weakness. …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 34: 1888
Introductory Note to Chapter iii. By the Editor
The Blessings of Noah Upon Shem and Japheth. (Gen. Ix. 18-27. )
Christ Our Life.
So Jesus said to him, "Unless you people see signs and wonders, you simply will not believe."
in the power of signs and wonders, in the power of the Spirit; so that from Jerusalem and round about as far as Illyricum I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.
1 Corinthians 9:1
Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you not my work in the Lord?
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