New International Version
This is my defense to those who sit in judgment on me.
King James Bible
Mine answer to them that do examine me is this,
Darby Bible Translation
My defence to those who examine me is this:
World English Bible
My defense to those who examine me is this.
Young's Literal Translation
My defence to those who examine me in this;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Mine answer to them - Ἡ εμη απολογια τοις εμε ανακρινουσιν· This is my defense against those who examine me. The words are forensic; and the apostle considers himself as brought before a legal tribunal, and questioned so as to be obliged to answer as upon oath. His defense therefore was this, that they were converted to God by his means. This verse belongs to the two preceding verses.
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Text: First Corinthians 9, 24-27; 10, 1-5. 24 Know ye not that they that run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? Even so run; that ye may attain. 25 And every man that striveth in the games exerciseth self-control in all things. Now they do it to receive a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. 26 I therefore so run, as not uncertainly; so fight I, as not beating the air: 27 but I buffet my body, and bring it into bondage: lest by any means, after that I have preached to others, …
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"When you are brought before synagogues, rulers and authorities, do not worry about how you will defend yourselves or what you will say,
1 Corinthians 9:2
Even though I may not be an apostle to others, surely I am to you! For you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 9:4
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