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

  • Irene123
    Anathema - something hated, despised, discarded; does not mean to lay a foundation ....
  • Irene123
    The Lord Jesus Christ knows what 'amen' means - Thank-you, Bruce.
  • Bruce
    You may hear Amen from some, in the church. You would hear this more often a few years back. In Hebrew or Greek it means the same thing. We can pray in his will or ask his will be done. Amen does not mean Thy will be done. The meaning is: so be it, truly, truth. God said it, I believe it. Amen! Let's just stay in the B-I-B-L-E, Amen
  • Irene123
    This does and doesn't have to do with this chap. This is a short quote by Tyrone Edwards (1809-1894). quote: "The highest attainment of the spiritual life, is to be able at all times and in all things to say, "thy will be done." That's what "Amen" means. We say it SO OFTEN - without even thinking about what we are saying. God's answer may be just opposite of our prayer. Father knows best ........
  • BSP
    Verse 2 gives good advice regarding making a budget and regarding our donations we may give. It's good to take care of these things first and then any that we may have left over can be used for other purposes.
  • Ben Weaver
    "Anathema" in v. 22: The Analytical Greek Lexicon, shows this word as a compound word; "Ana" and "Thema." The definition for Ana is :Through the midst of; (thoroughly) and "Thema" means to lay a foundation for faith and doctrine, a form of which is translated to "Other foundation can no man lay...than Jesus Christ" in 1 Cor. 3:11. Let's help the erring, not curse them.

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