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1 Corinthians 9:3
Mine answer to those who examine me is this:
My defence to them that examine me is this.
This is my defense to those who would put me on trial and interrogate me [concerning my authority as an apostle]:
This is my [real ground of] defense (my vindication of myself) to those who would put me on trial and cross-examine me.
Mine answer to them that do examine me is this,
This is my defense against those who criticize me.
That is my defense when people put me under examination.
When people question me, I tell them
My defence to those who examine me is this:
this is my defense to the ones examining me!
My defence with them that do examine me is this.
Some people want to judge me. So this is the answer I give them:
This is my defense to those who would examine me.
This is my defence to those who would examine me.
This is the answer I give people who want to ·judge me [examine me; question my credentials]:
My defense to him that examine me, is this,
This is how I defend myself to those who cross-examine me.
When people criticize me, this is how I defend myself:
My defense to those who examine me is this:
Some people want to judge me. So this is the answer I give them:
This is my defense to those who would examine me:
Is there any doubt that I am a genuine messenger, any doubt that I am a free man? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord with my own eyes? Are not you yourselves samples of my work for the Lord? Even if other people should refuse to recognise my divine commission, yet to you at any rate I shall always be a true messenger, for you are a living proof of God’s call to me. This is my real ground of defence to those who cross-examine me.
¶ My answer to those that examine me is this,
Mine answer to them that do examine me is this,
Mine answer to them that do examine me is this,
My defense to those who examine me is this:
This is my answer to those who question my rights.
I’m not shy in standing up to my critics. We who are on missionary assignments for God have a right to decent accommodations, and we have a right to support for us and our families. You don’t seem to have raised questions with the other apostles and our Master’s brothers and Peter in these matters. So, why me? Is it just Barnabas and I who have to go it alone and pay our own way? Are soldiers self-employed? Are gardeners forbidden to eat vegetables from their own gardens? Don’t milkmaids get to drink their fill from the pail?
This is my answer to those who examine me.
· This is my defense to those who sit in judgment on me.
This is how I defend myself to those who cross-examine me.
My defense against those who would pass judgment on me is this.
My defense to those who examine me is this:
This is the answer I give people who want to judge me:
This is my defense to those who examine me.
That is what I say to stand up for myself when people judge me.
This is my defense to those who sit in judgment on me.
This is my defence to those who sit in judgment on me.
My defense to those who examine me is this:
When people ask questions about me, I say this:
This is my answer to those who question my authority.
This is my defense to those who would examine me.
This is my defence to those who would examine me.
This is my defence to those who would examine me.
This is my defense to those who would examine me.
This is the defence I make to anyone who wants to bring a charge against me.
My apologetic to the ones cross-examining me is this:
This is my defense to those who would examine me.
This is my defense to those who would examine me.
My defense to those who examine me is this.
Let me speak in my own defense against those keeping themselves busy picking me apart.
My defense to those who examine me is this.
Here is what I say to the people who say wrong things about me.
My defence to them that ask me, that is. [My defence to them that ask me, is this].
My defence to those who examine me in this;
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