Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

For we are not able to do anything against the truth, but only for the truth.

New American Standard Bible

For we can do nothing against the truth, but only for the truth.

King James Version

For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.

International Standard Version

For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth.

A Conservative Version

For we do not have any power against the truth, but for the truth.

American Standard Version

For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.

Amplified

For we can do nothing against the Truth [ not serve any party or personal interest], but only for the Truth [ which is the Gospel].

An Understandable Version

For we [apostles] have no power [to act] against the truth, but [only] for the truth. [Note: Paul here alludes to his gifts and ministry being intended only to promote what was right according to God's truth].

Anderson New Testament

For we can do nothing against the truth, but we can do something for the truth.

Bible in Basic English

Because we are able to do nothing against what is true, but only for it.

Common New Testament

For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for I can employ no power against the truth, but for the truth.

Darby Translation

For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.

Godbey New Testament

For we are not able to do any thing against the truth, but for the truth.

Goodspeed New Testament

For I cannot do anything against the truth, but only for it.

John Wesley New Testament

For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.

Julia Smith Translation

For we are not able anything against the truth, but for the truth.

King James 2000

For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For we are not able [to do] anything against the truth, but rather [only] for the truth.

Modern King James verseion

For we have no power against the truth, but for the truth.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

We can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.

Moffatt New Testament

(Fail or succeed, I cannot work against the truth but for it!)

Montgomery New Testament

For I have no power against the truth, but only in defense of the truth.

NET Bible

For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the sake of the truth.

New Heart English Bible

For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.

Noyes New Testament

For we have no power against the truth, but for the truth.

Sawyer New Testament

For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.

The Emphasized Bible

For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.

Twentieth Century New Testament

We have no power at all against the Truth, but we have power in the service of the Truth.

Webster

For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.

Weymouth New Testament

For we have no power against the truth, but only for the furtherance of the truth;

Williams New Testament

For I cannot do anything against the truth, but only for it.

World English Bible

For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.

Worrell New Testament

For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.

Worsley New Testament

For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.

Youngs Literal Translation

for we are not able to do anything against the truth, but for the truth;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

we can do
δύναμαι 
Dunamai 
can , cannot , be able, may , able,
Usage: 140

οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

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

the truth
ἀλήθεια 
Aletheia 
Usage: 87

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

for
ὑπέρ 
Huper 
Usage: 138

Verse Info

Context Readings

Final Warnings To The Church At Corinth

7 Now we pray to God that you do nothing wrong—not that we may appear to pass the test, but that you may do what is right, even though we may appear to fail. 8 For we are not able to do anything against the truth, but only for the truth. 9 In fact, we rejoice when we are weak and you are strong. We also pray that you become fully mature.


Cross References

Numbers 16:28-35

Then Moses said, “This is how you will know that the Lord sent me to do all these things and that it was not of my own will:

1 Kings 22:28

But Micaiah said, “If you ever return safely, the Lord has not spoken through me.” Then he said, “Listen, all you people!”

2 Kings 1:9-13

So King Ahaziah sent a captain of 50 with his 50 men to Elijah. When the captain went up to him, he was sitting on top of the hill. He announced, “Man of God, the king declares, ‘Come down!’”

2 Kings 2:23-25

From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking up the path, some small boys came out of the city and harassed him, chanting, “Go up, baldy! Go up, baldy!”

Proverbs 21:30

No wisdom, no understanding, and no counsel
will prevail against the Lord.

Proverbs 26:2

Like a flitting sparrow or a fluttering swallow,
an undeserved curse goes nowhere.

Mark 9:39

“Don’t stop him,” said Jesus, “because there is no one who will perform a miracle in My name who can soon afterward speak evil of Me.

Mark 16:17-19

And these signs will accompany those who believe: In My name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new languages;

Luke 9:49-56

John responded, “Master, we saw someone driving out demons in Your name, and we tried to stop him because he does not follow us.”

Acts 4:28-30

to do whatever Your hand and Your plan had predestined to take place.

Acts 5:1-11

But a man named Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property.

Acts 13:3-12

Then after they had fasted, prayed, and laid hands on them, they sent them off.

Acts 19:11-17

God was performing extraordinary miracles by Paul’s hands,

1 Corinthians 5:4-5

When you are assembled in the name of our Lord Jesus with my spirit and with the power of our Lord Jesus,

2 Corinthians 10:8

For if I boast some more about our authority, which the Lord gave for building you up and not for tearing you down, I am not ashamed.

2 Corinthians 13:10

This is why I am writing these things while absent, that when I am there I will not use severity, in keeping with the authority the Lord gave me for building up and not for tearing down.

1 Timothy 1:20

Hymenaeus and Alexander are among them, and I have delivered them to Satan, so that they may be taught not to blaspheme.

Hebrews 2:3-4

how will we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was first spoken by the Lord and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him.

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