2 Corinthians 8:8



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

I am not speaking this as a command, but as proving through the earnestness of others the sincerity of your love also.

King James Version

I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.

International Standard Version

I am not commanding you but testing the genuineness of your love by the enthusiasm of others.

A Conservative Version

I speak not from commandment, but because of the zeal of others, also examining the genuineness of your love.

American Standard Version

I speak not by way of commandment, but as proving through the earnestness of others the sincerity also of your love.

Amplified

I give this not as an order [to dictate to you], but to prove, by [pointing out] the zeal of others, the sincerity of your [own] love also.

An Understandable Version

I am not saying this [to you] as a command, but by telling you how eager others are [to help], to find out how genuine your love is also.

Anderson New Testament

I do not speak this as a commandment, but on account of the zeal of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.

Bible in Basic English

I am not giving you an order, but using the ready mind of others as a test of the quality of your love.

Common New Testament

I am not speaking this as a command, but I want to test the sincerity of your love by comparing it with the earnestness of others.

Daniel Mace New Testament

I don't mean to prescribe to you, but that the zeal of others may show you are as sincerely well-affected.

Darby Translation

I do not speak as commanding it, but through the zeal of others, and proving the genuineness of your love.

Godbey New Testament

I speak not according to commandment, but through the zeal of others also proving the sincerity of your divine love.

Goodspeed New Testament

I do not mean this as a command. I only want to test the genuineness of your love by the devotion of others.

Holman Bible

I am not saying this as a command. Rather, by means of the diligence of others, I am testing the genuineness of your love.

John Wesley New Testament

I speak not by way of command, but that by the diligence of others, I may prove the sincerity of your love.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

I speak not as commanding, but by occasion of the diligence of others and to prove the sincerity of your charity.

Julia Smith Translation

I speak not according to command, but by care of others, trying also the purity of your love.

King James 2000

I speak not by commandment, but to prove by the earnestness of others, the sincerity of your love.

Lexham Expanded Bible

I am not saying [this] as a command, but proving the genuineness of your love by means of the diligence of others.

Modern King James verseion

I do not speak according to command, but through the eagerness of others, and testing the trueness of your love.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

This say I not as commanding: but because others are so fervent, therefore prove I your love, whether it be perfect or no.

Moffatt New Testament

I am not issuing any orders, only using the zeal of others to prove how sterling your own love is.

Montgomery New Testament

I do not say this by way of command, but by the zeal of others I am trying to prove the reality of your love.

NET Bible

I am not saying this as a command, but I am testing the genuineness of your love by comparison with the eagerness of others.

New Heart English Bible

I speak not by way of commandment, but as proving through the earnestness of others the sincerity also of your love.

New simplified Bible

I speak not by way of commandment, but as proving through the earnestness of others the sincerity also of your love.

Noyes New Testament

I speak not by way of command, but by reason of the earnestness of others, and to prove the genuineness of your love.

Sawyer New Testament

I do not speak by command, but on account of the diligence of others, and to prove the genuineness of your love;

The Emphasized Bible

Not by way of injunction, do I speak, but through, others', earnestness, and, the genuineness of your own love, putting to the test.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

I speak not by commandment, but because of the forwardness of others, and to prove the genuineness of your love.

Twentieth Century New Testament

I am not laying a command upon you, but I am making use of the earnestness shown by others to test the genuineness of your affection.

Webster

I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.

Weymouth New Testament

I am not saying this by way of command, but to test by the standard of other men's earnestness the genuineness of your love also.

Williams New Testament

I am not saying this in the spirit of a command, but I am simply trying to test the genuineness of your love by the enthusiasm of others.

World English Bible

I speak not by way of commandment, but as proving through the earnestness of others the sincerity also of your love.

Worrell New Testament

I am not speaking by way of command; but as proving, through the diligence of others, the sincerity of your love.

Worsley New Testament

I speak not by way of command, but to prove the sincerity of your love also, by means of the forwardness of others.

Youngs Literal Translation

not according to command do I speak, but because of the diligence of others, and of your love proving the genuineness,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
λέγω 
Lego 
say , speak , call , tell ,
Usage: 1045

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not , no , cannot ,
Usage: 1032

by
κατά 
Kata 
according to , after , against , in , by , daily , as ,
Usage: 428

ἐπιταγή 
Epitage 
Usage: 7

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but , yea , yet , nevertheless , howbeit , nay , therefore , save , not tr ,
Usage: 461

διά 
Dia 
by , through , with , for , for ... sake , therefore , for this cause , because ,
Usage: 527

of the forwardness
σπουδή 
Spoude 
Usage: 12

of others
ἕτερος 
heteros 
Usage: 76

and

and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
Usage: 0

to prove
δοκιμάζω 
Dokimazo 
Usage: 20

γνήσιος 
Gnesios 
Usage: 4

of your
ὑμέτερος 
Humeteros 
Usage: 4

References

Morish

Context Readings

Generosity In Giving

7 But just as you abound in everything, in faith and utterance and knowledge and in all earnestness and in the love we inspired in you, see that you abound in this gracious work also. 8 I am not speaking this as a command, but as proving through the earnestness of others the sincerity of your love also. 9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 7:6

But this I say by way of concession, not of command.

Joshua 24:14

"Now, therefore, fear the LORD and serve Him in sincerity and truth; and put away the gods which your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the LORD.

Ezekiel 33:31

"They come to you as people come, and sit before you as My people and hear your words, but they do not do them, for they do the lustful desires expressed by their mouth, and their heart goes after their gain.

Romans 11:12-14

Now if their transgression is riches for the world and their failure is riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their fulfillment be!

Romans 12:9

Let love be without hypocrisy Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.

1 Corinthians 7:12

But to the rest I say, not the Lord, that if any brother has a wife who is an unbeliever, and she consents to live with him, he must not divorce her.

1 Corinthians 7:25

Now concerning virgins I have no command of the Lord, but I give an opinion as one who by the mercy of the Lord is trustworthy.

2 Corinthians 6:6

in purity, in knowledge, in patience, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in genuine love,

2 Corinthians 8:1-3

Now, brethren, we wish to make known to you the grace of God which has been given in the churches of Macedonia,

2 Corinthians 8:10

I give my opinion in this matter, for this is to your advantage, who were the first to begin a year ago not only to do this, but also to desire to do it.

2 Corinthians 8:24

Therefore openly before the churches, show them the proof of your love and of our reason for boasting about you.

2 Corinthians 9:2

for I know your readiness, of which I boast about you to the Macedonians, namely, that Achaia has been prepared since last year, and your zeal has stirred up most of them.

2 Corinthians 9:7

Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Ephesians 4:15

but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ,

Ephesians 6:24

Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ with incorruptible love.

Hebrews 10:24

and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds,

James 2:14-16

What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him?

1 Peter 1:22

Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart,

1 John 3:17-19

But whoever has the world's goods, and sees his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him?



Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain

Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers.

International Standard Version Copyright © 1996-2008 by the ISV Foundation.

NET Bible copyright © 1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. NetBible

New American Standard Bible Copyright ©1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved. For Permission to Quote Information visit http://www.lockman.org