Parallel Verses

Sawyer New Testament

For we can do nothing against the truth, but 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.

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.

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.

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 We wish to God that you may do no evil, not that we may appear approved, but that you may do good though we should be as reprobates. 8 For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth. 9 For we rejoice when we are weak and you are strong; and we desire this, your perfection.


Cross References

Mark 9:39

And Jesus said, Forbid him not; for no one will perform a mighty work in my name, and be able lightly to speak evil of me.

Mark 16:17-19

And these signs shall follow those that believe; in my name they shall cast out demons, they shall speak with new tongues,

Luke 9:49-56

And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out demons in your name, and we forbade him, because he follows not with us.

Acts 4:28-30

to do what thy hand and counsel before appointed to be done.

Acts 5:1-11

And one Ananias by name, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,

Acts 13:3-12

Then having fasted and prayed and imposed hands on them, they sent them forth.

Acts 19:11-17

And God performed unusual miracles by the hands of Paul,

1 Corinthians 5:4-5

in the name of our Lord Jesus you being assembled together and my spirit with the power of our Lord Jesus

2 Corinthians 10:8

For if I should even boast some of our authority which the Lord gave for your edification, and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed.

2 Corinthians 13:10

For this reason, being absent, I write these things, that I may not use sharpness when present, with the power which the Lord has given me for building up, and not for pulling down.

1 Timothy 1:20

of whom are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I delivered to Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.

Hebrews 2:3-4

how shall we escape who have neglected so great a salvation? which began to be spoken by the Lord, and was affirmed to us by those who heard,

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