1 Corinthians 16:9

“For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For a great doore and effectuall is opened vnto mee, and there are many aduersaries.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for a wide door for effective {service} has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For a great and important door there is open to me, and there are a number of people against me.
- Basic English Bible

For a great door is opened to me and an effectual [one], and [the] adversaries many.
- Darby Bible

For a great door and effectual is opened to me, and there are many adversaries.
- Webster's Bible

for a wide door stands open before me which demands great efforts, and we have many opponents.
- Weymouth Bible

for a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.
- World English Bible

For a grete dore and an opyn is openyd to me, and many aduersaries.
- Wycliffe Bible

for a door to me hath been opened -- great and effectual -- and withstanders [are] many.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 16:9

16:9 A great door - As to the number of hearers. And effectual - As to the effects wrought upon them. And there are many adversaries - As there must always be where Satan's kingdom shakes. This was another reason for his staying there.

People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 16:9

1Co 16:9 For a great door and effectual is opened. His ministry in Ephesus was very successful. See Ac 19:20. There are many adversaries. Demetrius and his fellow-craftsmen had probably begun their agitation (Ac 19:23-41).

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 16

  • Steward\'s for verse 22
    Anathema:Cursed Maranatha:The Lord Cometh We are in this world but not of this world John 11:25 He that believes in Christ although we were dead yet shall we live. John 16:16 He that believeth on me and is baptized holy ghost the same shall be saved and he that believeth not shall be damned cursed Even though we cannot see a visible Jesus Christ we must believe through faith that he was, he is and he forever shall be, otherwise we 've cursed ourselves because we don 't believe!!!
  • Bill May
    Sounds like they were going to appoint men to take an offering back to Jesuralem
  • Lilian
    Jesus is guiding us to the Living Water the word of God as many of us who were lost and our love was separated from God because of our sins. but thanks to Jesus for sheding his blood to us we are now pardoned and redeemed by his blood. All we need to do is to believe his words and accept his words and obey them until rapture. Lean not with your own understanding us God 's ways and his thoughts are higher than our ways and thoughts. Jesus loves you and He will be a good Shephered to us all the time. amen
    I to believe consuit god holy spirit for guidance
  • Hiram Hills
    Niles: I don 't see how this can be considered a corruption of the text or meaning.If the word should have been written as two separate words? The meaning remains the same. separated from . I personally think it means separated from the believers as that person would be considered already separated from Christ. just my2cts.
  • NILES JOHANSON for verse 22
    Well, my wife Greek Cypriot says she thinks it is a corrupted translation. In her Greek bible "maranatha " but in greek alphabet is given as two separate words: maran atha, which she says means separated from. So to her mind the verse means "let him be cursed and separated from the Lord .

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