Parallel Verses

Worrell 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.

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.

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 ye do no evil; not that we may appear approved, but that ye may do what is honorable, though we be rejected. 8 For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth. 9 For we rejoice, when we are weak, and ye are strong; this also we pray for??our perfection.


Cross References

Mark 9:39

But Jesus said, "Forbid him not; for there is no one who shall exercise power in My name, and be able quickly to speak evil of Me;

Mark 16:17-19

And these signs shall accompany those having believed: in My name will they cast out demons: they will speak with tongues;

Luke 9:49-56

And John, answering, said, "Master, we saw one casting out demons in Thy name; and we forbade him, because he follows not with us."

Luke 9:49-30

And John, answering, said, "Master, we saw one casting out demons in Thy name; and we forbade him, because he follows not with us."

Acts 5:1-11

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

Acts 13:3-12

Then, having fasted and prayed, and having laid hands on them, they sent them away.

Acts 19:11-17

And God kept performing special miracles through the hands of Paul;

1 Corinthians 5:4-5

in the name of our Lord Jesus, ye being gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus,

2 Corinthians 10:8

For, even if I glory somewhat more abundantly concerning our authority??hich the Lord gave for building you up, and not for tearing you down?? shall not be put to shame;

2 Corinthians 13:10

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

1 Timothy 1:20

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

Hebrews 2:3-4

how shall we escape, having neglected so great salvation; which, indeed, having at first been spoken through the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard;

Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers.

International Standard Version Copyright © 1996-2008 by the ISV Foundation.

New American Standard Bible Copyright ©1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved. For Permission to Quote Information visit http://www.lockman.org

NET Bible copyright © 1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. NetBible

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain