New International Version
for which I am suffering even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But God's word is not chained.
King James Bible
Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.
Darby Bible Translation
in which I suffer even unto bonds as an evil-doer: but the word of God is not bound.
World English Bible
in which I suffer hardship to the point of chains as a criminal. But God's word isn't chained.
Young's Literal Translation
in which I suffer evil -- unto bonds, as an evil-doer, but the word of God hath not been bound;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer - This verse contains one of the proofs that this epistle was written while St. Paul was a prisoner the second time at Rome. See the preface, where this is particularly considered.
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Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed.
The commander came up and arrested him and ordered him to be bound with two chains. Then he asked who he was and what he had done.
He proclaimed the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ--with all boldness and without hindrance!
It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart and, whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God's grace with me.
As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ.
And because of my chains, most of the brothers and sisters have become confident in the Lord and dare all the more to proclaim the gospel without fear.
The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains.
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