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

  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 16:15 I BESEECH YOU BRETHREN YOU KNOW THE HOUSE OF STEPHANAS THAT IT IS THE FIRST FRUITS OF ACHAIA AND THAT THEY HAVE ADDICTED THEMSELVES TO THE MINISTRY OF THE SAINTS
  • A disciple
    "Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong." Proverbs 20:13 "Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread." How were the Israelites fed in the wilderness forty years? Yet with all the miracles and hearing God's voice from heaven, all they could say about the Bread from heaven, "What is it?" Wake up, and KEEP AWAKE!
  • Ray321
    1 Corinthians 16:19 The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house. If Paul were have churches in people's houses, we are going to see more because end times. When two or three are gather together in the Lord's name, there is Jesus in the mist. We can have church in a car , God will not refuse that. AMEN
  • 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

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