Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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.

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.

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 I pray to God that you do no evil; not that we may appear approved, but that you may do that which is honorable, though we are as reprobate. 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 this we also pray for, even your perfecting.


Cross References

Numbers 16:28-35

Moses said, "Hereby you shall know that Yahweh has sent me to do all these works; for [I have] not [done them] of my own mind.

1 Kings 22:28

Micaiah said, "If you return at all in peace, Yahweh has not spoken by me." He said, "Listen, all you people!"

2 Kings 1:9-13

Then [the king] sent a captain of fifty with his fifty to him. He went up to him; and behold, he was sitting on the top of the hill. He said to him, "Man of God, the king has said, 'Come down!'"

2 Kings 2:23-25

He went up from there to Bethel. As he was going up by the way, some youths came out of the city and mocked him, and said to him, "Go up, you baldy! Go up, you baldhead!"

Proverbs 21:30

There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against Yahweh.

Proverbs 26:2

Like a fluttering sparrow, like a darting swallow, so the undeserved curse doesn't come to rest.

Mark 9:39

But Jesus said, "Don't forbid him, for there is no one who will do a mighty work in my name, and be able quickly to speak evil of me.

Mark 16:17-19

These signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new languages;

Luke 9:49-56

John answered, "Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we forbade him, because he doesn't follow with us."

Acts 4:28-30

to do whatever your hand and your council foreordained to happen.

Acts 5:1-11

But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira, his wife, sold a possession,

Acts 13:3-12

Then, when they had fasted and prayed and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.

Acts 19:11-17

God worked special miracles by the hands of Paul,

1 Corinthians 5:4-5

In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, you being gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,

2 Corinthians 10:8

For though I should boast somewhat abundantly concerning our authority, (which the Lord gave for building you up, and not for casting you down) I will not be disappointed,

2 Corinthians 13:10

For this cause I write these things while absent, that I may not deal sharply when present, according to the authority which the Lord gave me for building up, and not for tearing down.

1 Timothy 1:20

of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I delivered to Satan, that they might be taught not to blaspheme.

Hebrews 2:3-4

how will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation -- which at the first having been spoken through the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard;

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