Parallel Verses

NET Bible

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

Holman Bible

For we are not able to do anything against the truth, but only 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, but only for the truth [and the gospel—the good news of salvation].

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.

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.

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 may not do anything wrong, not so that we may appear to have passed the test, but so that you may do what is right even if we may appear to have failed the test. 8 For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the sake of the truth. 9 For we rejoice whenever we are weak, but you are strong. And we pray for this: that you may become fully qualified.


Cross References

Numbers 16:28-35

Then Moses said, "This is how you will know that the Lord has sent me to do all these works, for I have not done them of my own will.

1 Kings 22:28

Micaiah said, "If you really do safely return, then the Lord has not spoken through me." Then he added, "Take note, all you people."

2 Kings 1:9-13

The king sent a captain and his fifty soldiers to retrieve Elijah. The captain went up to him, while he was sitting on the top of a hill. He told him, "Prophet, the king says, 'Come down!'"

2 Kings 2:23-25

He went up from there to Bethel. As he was traveling up the road, some young boys came out of the city and made fun of him, saying, "Go on up, baldy! Go on up, baldy!"

Proverbs 21:30

There is no wisdom and there is no understanding, and there is no counsel against the Lord.

Proverbs 26:2

Like a fluttering bird or like a flying swallow, so a curse without cause does not come to rest.

Mark 9:39

But Jesus said, "Do not stop him, because no one who does a miracle in my name will be able soon afterward to say anything bad about me.

Mark 16:17-19

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 answered, "Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him because he is not a disciple along with us."

Acts 4:28-30

to do as much as your power and your plan had decided beforehand would happen.

Acts 5:1-11

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

Acts 13:3-12

Then, after they had fasted and prayed and placed their 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 gather together in the name of our Lord Jesus, and I am with you in spirit, along with the power of our Lord Jesus,

2 Corinthians 10:8

For if I boast somewhat more about our authority that the Lord gave us for building you up and not for tearing you down, I will not be ashamed of doing so.

2 Corinthians 13:10

Because of this I am writing these things while absent, so that when I arrive I may not have to deal harshly with you by using my authority -- the Lord gave it to me for building up, not for tearing down!

1 Timothy 1:20

Among these are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I handed over to Satan to be taught not to blaspheme.

Hebrews 2:3-4

how will we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was first communicated through the Lord and was confirmed to us by those who heard him,

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