1 Cor. 15:9 KJV (With Strong’s)

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ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
For
gar (Greek #1063)
properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles)
KJV usage: and, as, because (that), but, even, for, indeed, no doubt, seeing, then, therefore, verily, what, why, yet.
Pronounce: gar
Origin: a primary particle
I
ego (Greek #1473)
a primary pronoun of the first person I (only expressed when emphatic)
KJV usage: I, me. For the other cases and the plural see 1691, 1698, 1700, 2248, 2249, 2254, 2257, etc.
Pronounce: eg-o'
am
eimi (Greek #1510)
a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist (used only when emphatic)
KJV usage: am, have been, X it is I, was. See also 1488, 1498, 1511, 1527, 2258, 2071, 2070, 2075, 2076, 2771, 2468, 5600.
Pronounce: i-mee'
Origin: the first person singular present indicative
the least
elachistos (Greek #1646)
used as equivalent to 3398; least (in size, amount, dignity, etc.)
KJV usage: least, very little (small), smallest.
Pronounce: el-akh'-is-tos
Origin: superlative of ἔλαχυς (short)
i of the apostles
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
apostolos (Greek #652)
a delegate; specially, an ambassador of the Gospel; officially a commissioner of Christ ("apostle") (with miraculous powers)
KJV usage: apostle, messenger, he that is sent.
Pronounce: ap-os'-tol-os
Origin: from 649
, that
hos (Greek #3739)
the relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that
KJV usage: one, (an-, the) other, some, that, what, which, who(-m, -se), etc. See also 3757.
Pronounce: hos
Origin: ἥ (hay), and neuter ὅ (ho) probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article 3588)
am
eimi (Greek #1510)
a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist (used only when emphatic)
KJV usage: am, have been, X it is I, was. See also 1488, 1498, 1511, 1527, 2258, 2071, 2070, 2075, 2076, 2771, 2468, 5600.
Pronounce: i-mee'
Origin: the first person singular present indicative
not
ou (Greek #3756)
the absolute negative (compare 3361) adverb; no or not
KJV usage: + long, nay, neither, never, no (X man), none, (can-)not, + nothing, + special, un(-worthy), when, + without, + yet but. See also 3364, 3372.
Pronounce: oo
Origin: οὐκ (ook), and (before an aspirate) οὐχ (ookh) a primary word
meet
hikanos (Greek #2425)
competent (as if coming in season), i.e. ample (in amount) or fit (in character)
KJV usage: able, + content, enough, good, great, large, long (while), many, meet, much, security, sore, sufficient, worthy.
Pronounce: hik-an-os'
Origin: from ἵκω (ἱκάνω or ἱκνέομαι, akin to 2240) (to arrive)
to be called
kaleo (Greek #2564)
to "call" (properly, aloud, but used in a variety of applications, directly or otherwise)
KJV usage: bid, call (forth), (whose, whose sur-)name (was (called)).
Pronounce: kal-eh'-o
Origin: akin to the base of 2753
an apostle
apostolos (Greek #652)
a delegate; specially, an ambassador of the Gospel; officially a commissioner of Christ ("apostle") (with miraculous powers)
KJV usage: apostle, messenger, he that is sent.
Pronounce: ap-os'-tol-os
Origin: from 649
, because
dioti (Greek #1360)
on the very account that, or inasmuch as
KJV usage: because (that), for, therefore.
Pronounce: dee-ot'-ee
Origin: from 1223 and 3754
I persecuted
dioko (Greek #1377)
to pursue (literally or figuratively); by implication, to persecute
KJV usage: ensue, follow (after), given to, (suffer) persecute(-ion), press forward.
Pronounce: dee-o'-ko
Origin: a prolonged (and causative) form of a primary verb δίω (to flee; compare the base of 1169 and 1249)
the church
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
ekklesia (Greek #1577)
a calling out, i.e. (concretely) a popular meeting, especially a religious congregation (Jewish synagogue, or Christian community of members on earth or saints in heaven or both)
KJV usage: assembly, church.
Pronounce: ek-klay-see'-ah
Origin: from a compound of 1537 and a derivative of 2564
of God
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
theos (Greek #2316)
a deity, especially (with 3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very
KJV usage: X exceeding, God, god(-ly, -ward).
Pronounce: theh'-os
Origin: of uncertain affinity
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Cross References

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Ministry on This Verse

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the least.
because.
Acts 8:3• 3But Saul ravaged the assembly, entering into the houses one after another, and dragging off both men and women delivered them up to prison. (Acts 8:3)
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Acts 9:1‑19• 1But Saul, still breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, came to the high priest
2and asked of him letters to Damascus, to the synagogues, so that if he found any who were of the way, both men and women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.
3But as he was journeying, it came to pass that he drew near to Damascus; and suddenly there shone round about him a light out of heaven,
4and falling on the earth he heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, why dost thou persecute me?
5And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, *I* am Jesus, whom *thou* persecutest.
6But rise up and enter into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.
7But the men who were travelling with him stood speechless, hearing the voice but beholding no one.
8And Saul rose up from the earth, and his eyes being opened he saw no one. But leading him by the hand they brought him into Damascus.
9And he was three days without seeing, and neither ate nor drank.
10And there was a certain disciple in Damascus by name Ananias. And the Lord said to him in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, here am I, Lord.
11And the Lord said to him, Rise up and go into the street which is called Straight, and seek in the house of Judas one by name Saul, he is of Tarsus: for, behold, he is praying,
12and has seen in a vision a man by name Ananias coming in and putting his hand on him, so that he should see.
13And Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard from many concerning this man how much evil he has done to thy saints at Jerusalem;
14and here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call upon thy name.
15And the Lord said to him, Go, for this man is an elect vessel to me, to bear my name before both nations and kings and the sons of Israel:
16for *I* will shew to him how much he must suffer for my name.
17And Ananias went and entered into the house; and laying his hands upon him he said, Saul, brother, the Lord has sent me, Jesus that appeared to thee in the way in which thou camest, that thou mightest see, and be filled with the Holy Spirit.
18And straightway there fell from his eyes as it were scales, and he saw, and rising up was baptised;
19and, having received food, got strength. And he was with the disciples who were in Damascus certain days.
(Acts 9:1‑19)
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Acts 22:4‑5• 4who have persecuted this way unto death, binding and delivering up to prisons both men and women;
5as also the high priest bears me witness, and all the elderhood: from whom also, having received letters to the brethren, I went to Damascus to bring those also who were there, bound, to Jerusalem, to be punished.
(Acts 22:4‑5)
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Acts 26:9‑11• 9*I* indeed myself thought that I ought to do much against the name of Jesus the Nazaraean.
10Which also I did in Jerusalem, and myself shut up in prisons many of the saints, having received the authority from the chief priests; and when they were put to death I gave my vote.
11And often punishing them in all the synagogues, I compelled them to blaspheme. And, being exceedingly furious against them, I persecuted them even to cities out of our own land.
(Acts 26:9‑11)
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Gal. 1:13,23• 13For ye have heard what was my conversation formerly in Judaism, that I excessively persecuted the assembly of God, and ravaged it;
23only they were hearing that he who persecuted us formerly now announces the glad tidings of the faith which formerly he ravaged:
(Gal. 1:13,23)
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Phil. 3:6• 6as to zeal, persecuting the assembly; as to righteousness which is in the law, found blameless; (Phil. 3:6)
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1 Tim. 1:13‑14• 13who before was a blasphemer and persecutor, and an insolent overbearing man: but mercy was shewn me because I did it ignorantly, in unbelief.
14But the grace of our Lord surpassingly over-abounded with faith and love, which is in Christ Jesus.
(1 Tim. 1:13‑14)
 If Thomas illustrated the difficulties even of believers, Saul of Tarsus is the best sample of opposition on the part of earthly religion. (Notes on 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 by W. Kelly)

J. N. Darby Translation

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For *I* am the least of the apostles, who am not fit to be called apostle, because I have persecuted the assembly of God.

W. Kelly Translation

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For I am the least of the apostles, who am not fit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the assembly of God;