New Living Translation
For I am the least of all the apostles. In fact, I'm not even worthy to be called an apostle after the way I persecuted God's church.
King James Bible
For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
Darby Bible Translation
For I am the least of the apostles, who am not fit to be called apostle, because I have persecuted the assembly of God.
World English Bible
For I am the least of the apostles, who is not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the assembly of God.
Young's Literal Translation
for I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I did persecute the assembly of God,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
15:9 I persecuted the church - True believers are humbled all their lives, even for the sins they committed before they believed.
LibraryThe Christian and the Scientific Estimate of Sin
"Christ died for our sins."--I COR. XV. 3. Nothing is more characteristic of Christianity than its estimate of human sin. Historically, no doubt, this is due to the fact that the Lord and Master of Christians died "on account of sins." His death was due, as we have seen, both to the actual, definite sins of His contemporaries, and also to the irreconcilable opposition between His sinless life and the universal presence of sin in the world into which He came. But it is with the Christian estimate …
J. H. Beibitz—Gloria Crucis
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But Saul was going everywhere to destroy the church. He went from house to house, dragging out both men and women to throw them into prison.
1 Corinthians 10:32
Don't give offense to Jews or Gentiles or the church of God.
2 Corinthians 12:11
You have made me act like a fool--boasting like this. You ought to be writing commendations for me, for I am not at all inferior to these "super apostles," even though I am nothing at all.
Though I am the least deserving of all God's people, he graciously gave me the privilege of telling the Gentiles about the endless treasures available to them in Christ.
1 Timothy 1:15
This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it: "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners"--and I am the worst of them all.
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