Parallel Verses

Daniel Mace New Testament

do you think I have been making excuses for not coming? as I am a christian, in the presence of God, I have, my beloved, in every thing consulted your advantage.

New American Standard Bible

All this time you have been thinking that we are defending ourselves to you. Actually, it is in the sight of God that we have been speaking in Christ; and all for your upbuilding, beloved.

King James Version

Again, think ye that we excuse ourselves unto you? we speak before God in Christ: but we do all things, dearly beloved, for your edifying.

Holman Bible

You have thought all along that we were defending ourselves to you. No, in the sight of God we are speaking in Christ, and everything, dear friends, is for building you up.

International Standard Version

Have you been thinking all along that we are trying to defend ourselves before you? We are speaking before God in the authority of the Messiah, and everything, dear friends, is meant to build you up.

A Conservative Version

Again, do ye think that we are making defense to you? In the sight of God we speak in Christ. But all things, beloved, are for your edification.

American Standard Version

Ye think all this time that we are excusing ourselves unto you. In the sight of God speak we in Christ. But all things, beloved, are for your edifying.

Amplified

All this time you have been thinking that we are [merely] defending ourselves to you. It is in the sight of God that we have been speaking [as one] in Christ; and everything, dearly beloved, is to strengthen you [spiritually].

An Understandable Version

You have been thinking all along that we have been defending ourselves [have you not]? We are [simply] speaking [the truth] before God in [fellowship with] Christ. But everything [we are doing], dear friends, is to build you up [spiritually].

Anderson New Testament

Do you think again that we offer you a defense of ourselves? We speak all these things before God in Christ, beloved, for your edification.

Bible in Basic English

It may seem to you that all this time we have been attempting to put ourselves in the right; but we are saying these things before God in Christ. For all things, dear brothers, are for your profit.

Common New Testament

Have you been thinking all along that we have been defending ourselves before you? It is in the sight of God that we have been speaking in Christ, and all for your upbuilding, beloved.

Darby Translation

Ye have long been supposing that we excuse ourselves to you: we speak before God in Christ; and all things, beloved, for your building up.

Godbey New Testament

For a long time you were thinking that I am apologizing to you. We speak before God in Christ; but all things, beloved, are for your edification.

Goodspeed New Testament

Have you been supposing all along that it is before you I have been defending myself? It is in the sight of God and as a follower of Christ that I have been speaking. But it is all to do you good, dear friends,

John Wesley New Testament

Think ye that we again excuse ourselves to you? We speak before God in Christ, and all things, beloved, for your edification.

Julia Smith Translation

Again, think ye that we excuse ourselves to you? before God in Christ we speak: and all things, beloved, for your building up.

King James 2000

Again, do you think that we excuse ourselves unto you? we speak before God in Christ: but we do all things, dearly beloved, for your edifying.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Have you been thinking all this time that we are defending ourselves to you? We are speaking in Christ before God, and all [these things], dear friends, [are] for your edification.

Modern King James verseion

Again, do you think we are defending ourselves to you? We speak before God in Christ, but we do all things, dearly beloved, for your building up.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Again, think ye that we excuse ourselves? We speak in Christ in the sight of God. But we do all things, dearly beloved, for your edifying.

Moffatt New Testament

You think all this time I am defending myself to you? No, I am speaking in Christ before the presence of God, and speaking every word, beloved, in order to build you up.

Montgomery New Testament

Do you think that all this time I am defending myself to you? It is before the presence of God that I am speaking in Christ; and all, beloved, for your upbuilding.

NET Bible

Have you been thinking all this time that we have been defending ourselves to you? We are speaking in Christ before God, and everything we do, dear friends, is to build you up.

New Heart English Bible

Have you been thinking all this time that we have been defending ourselves before you? In the sight of God we speak in Christ; and all things, beloved, are for your edifying.

Noyes New Testament

Have ye been thinking this long time that we are defending ourselves to you? It is before God in Christ that we are speaking; but all things, beloved, for your edification.

Sawyer New Testament

Do you again think that we are defending ourselves? We speak in Christ before God; all these things, beloved, are for your edification.

The Emphasized Bible

All this time, think ye, that, unto you, we are making a defence? Before God in Christ, we speak; - but all these things, beloved, for your upbuilding.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Think ye that we are again making an apology to you? In the sight of God speak we in Christ: but all things, beloved, for your edification.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Have you all this time been fancying that it is to you that we are making our defense? No, it is in the sight of God, and in union with Christ, that we are speaking. And all this, dear friends, is to build up your characters;

Webster

Again, think ye that we excuse ourselves to you? we speak before God in Christ: but we do all things, dearly beloved, for your edification.

Weymouth New Testament

You are imagining, all this time, that we are making our defense at your bar. In reality it is as in God's presence and in communion with Christ that we speak; but, dear friends, it is all with a view to your progress in goodness.

Williams New Testament

Are you thinking all this time that I am defending myself to you? It is in the very presence of God and as one who is in union with Christ that I am speaking. And it is all for building you up, beloved, for I am apprehensive that, somehow or other, when I come I shall find you not as I want to find you, and that you may find me not as you want to find me.

World English Bible

Again, do you think that we are excusing ourselves to you? In the sight of God we speak in Christ. But all things, beloved, are for your edifying.

Worrell New Testament

Think ye all this time that we are excusing ourselves to you? Before God in Christ we are speaking; and all, beloved, for your edification.

Worsley New Testament

Do ye then think that we are making apologies to you? No, we speak before God in Christ: and all, my beloved, for your edification.

Youngs Literal Translation

Again, think ye that to you we are making defence? before God in Christ do we speak; and the all things, beloved, are for your up-building,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
πάλιν 
Palin 
Usage: 120

think ye
δοκέω 
Dokeo 
Usage: 45

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

ἀπολογέομαι 
Apologeomai 
Usage: 8

ὑμῖν 
Humin 
you, ye, your, not tr,
Usage: 293

we speak
λαλέω 
Laleo 
Usage: 235

κατενώπιον 
Katenopion 
before, in sight of, in sight, before the presence of
Usage: 5

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

Χριστός 
christos 
Usage: 557

but
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

we do all things
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

G27
ἀγαπητός 
Agapetos 
Usage: 60

for
ὑπέρ 
Huper 
Usage: 138

ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371

References

Context Readings

Paul's Concern For The Christians At Corinth

18 I desired Titus, and with him I sent a brother: did Titus make a gain of you? didn't we follow the same principles, and take the same measures? 19 do you think I have been making excuses for not coming? as I am a christian, in the presence of God, I have, my beloved, in every thing consulted your advantage. 20 yet I fear when I do come I shall not find you such as I would, and that you will find me such as you least desire: I am afraid there are among you debates, envyings, animosities, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, arrogance, tumults:



Cross References

Romans 9:1

I call Christ, and the holy spirit to witness with my conscience, that I speak the truth without guile, when I say,

2 Corinthians 10:8

for though I should more than ever magnify my authority, which the Lord hath given us for your improvement, and not for your ruin, I should have no reason to be ashamed;

1 Corinthians 14:26

what is then to be done, my brethren? when you come together, one of you with a psalm, another with a doctrine, another with a strange tongue, another with a revelation, another with an interpretation: let the whole be done to edification.

Romans 12:19

dear brethren, avenge not yourselves, but leave that to the resentment of another: for it is written, "vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord."

1 Corinthians 9:12-23

if others partake of your substance, have not I a better title? nevertheless, I have not made use of this privilege; but bear with any thing rather than obstruct the gospel of Christ.

1 Corinthians 10:14

wherefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.

1 Corinthians 10:33

thus I endeavour to be acceptable to all men in all things, not seeking my own advantage, but that of others, so as they may be saved.

2 Corinthians 3:1

Do I begin again to commend my self? or need I, as some others, commendatory letters to you, or from you?

2 Corinthians 5:12-13

and this I say, not to commend myself again unto you, but to give you an occasion of glorying on my account, that you may confront those who make a false show of glorying.

2 Corinthians 7:1

since then, we have these promises, my dear brethren, let us cleanse our selves from all impurity, whether of body or mind, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

2 Corinthians 11:10

I solemnly protest, no man shall hinder me of this applause, in the regions of Achaia.

2 Corinthians 11:31

the ever-blessed God, and father of our Lord Jesus Christ, knows that I speak truth.

2 Corinthians 12:15

I shall be glad to sacrifice myself and all I have for your service, even tho' it should happen that the more I love you, the less I should be beloved.

2 Corinthians 13:10

these things therefore I write to you being absent, that when I come I may not use severity, according to the power which the Lord hath given me for edification, and not for destruction.

Philippians 4:1

Wherefore, my dearly beloved brethren, my joy and my crown, whom I long to see, continue firm in your christian profession, my beloved.

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