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1 Corinthians 16:9 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— for a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and [there are] many adversaries.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— for a wide door for effective [service] has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For a great door and effectual is opened to me, and [there are] many adversaries.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For a great door is opened to me and an effectual [one], and [the] adversaries many.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, a door, unto me, hath opened, great and effectual, and, opposers, are many.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— for a door to me hath been opened—great and effectual—and withstanders [are] many.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For a great door and evident is opened unto me: and many adversaries.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For a great doore and effectuall is opened vnto mee, and there are many aduersaries.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— For a great door is opened to me, which is full of labours, and the opposers are many.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— because a great door is opened to me, which is full of occupations; and the opposers are numerous.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For 1063
{1063} Prime
γάρ
gar
{gar}
A primary particle; properly assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles).
a great 3173
{3173} Prime
μέγας
megas
{meg'-as}
Including the prolonged forms, feminine μεγάλη [[megale]], plural μέγάλοι [[megaloi]], etc.; compare also G3176, G3187], big (literally or figuratively, in a very wide application).
door 2374
{2374} Prime
θύρα
thura
{thoo'-rah}
Apparently a primary word (compare 'door'); a portal or entrance (the opening or the closure, literally or figuratively).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
effectual 1756
{1756} Prime
ἐνεργής
energes
{en-er-gace'}
From G1722 and G2041; active, operative.
is opened 455
{0455} Prime
ἀνοίγω
anoigo
{an-oy'-go}
From G0303 and οἴγω [[oigo]] (to open); to open up (literally or figuratively, in various applications).
z5754
<5754> Grammar
Tense - Second Perfect (See G5782)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 97
unto me, 3427
{3427} Prime
μοί
moi
{moy}
The simpler form of G1698; to me.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
[there are] many 4183
{4183} Prime
πολύς
polus
{pol-oos'}
Including the forms from the alternate 'pollos'; (singular) much (in any respect) or (plural) many; neuter (singular) as adverb largely; neuter (plural) as adverb or noun often, mostly, largely.
adversaries. 480
{0480} Prime
ἀντίκειμαι
antikeimai
{an-tik'-i-mahee}
From G0473 and G2749; to lie opposite, that is, be adverse (figuratively repugnant) to.
z5740
<5740> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 544
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Corinthians 16:9

_ _ door — (2 Corinthians 2:12). An opening for the extension of the Gospel. Wise men are on the watch for, and avail themselves of, opportunities. So “door of hope,” Hosea 2:15. “Door of faith,” Acts 14:27. “An open door,” Revelation 3:8. “A door of utterance,” Colossians 4:3. “Great,” that is, extensive. “Effectual,” that is, requiring great labors [Estius]; or opportune for effecting great results [Beza].

_ _ many adversaries — who would block up the way and prevent us from entering the open door. Not here false teachers, but open adversaries: both Jews and heathen. After Paul, by his now long-continued labors at Ephesus, had produced effects which threatened the interests of those whose gains were derived from idolatry, “many adversaries” arose (Acts 19:9-23). Where great good is, there evil is sure to start up as its antagonist.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Corinthians 16:5-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Corinthians 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Corinthians 16:9

For a great door and (d) effectual is opened unto me, and [there are] many adversaries.

(d) Very fit and convenient to do great things by.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
a great:

Acts 19:8-10 And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God. ... And this continued by the space of two years; so that all they which dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks.

door:

Acts 14:27 And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles.
2 Corinthians 2:12 Furthermore, when I came to Troas to [preach] Christ's gospel, and a door was opened unto me of the Lord,
Colossians 4:3 Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:
Revelation 3:7-8 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; ... I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.

there:

1 Corinthians 15:32 If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die.
Acts 19:9-10 But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus. ... And this continued by the space of two years; so that all they which dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks.
2 Corinthians 1:8-10 For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life: ... Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver [us];
Philippians 3:18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, [that they are] the enemies of the cross of Christ:
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