Parallel Verses

NET Bible

For we rejoice whenever we are weak, but you are strong. And we pray for this: that you may become fully qualified.

New American Standard Bible

For we rejoice when we ourselves are weak but you are strong; this we also pray for, that you be made complete.

King James Version

For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are strong: and this also we wish, even your perfection.

Holman Bible

In fact, we rejoice when we are weak and you are strong. We also pray that you become fully mature.

International Standard Version

We are glad when we are weak and you are strong. That is what we are praying for your maturity.

A Conservative Version

For we are glad when we are weak and ye are strong. And this also we pray for, your full qualification.

American Standard Version

For we rejoice, when we are weak, and ye are strong: this we also pray for, even your perfecting.

Amplified

We are glad when we are weak [since God’s power comes freely through us], but you [by comparison] are strong. We also pray for this, that you be made complete [fully restored, growing and maturing in godly character and spirit—pleasing your heavenly Father by the life you live].

An Understandable Version

For we are glad when we are weak and you are powerful. And we are also praying for your complete restoration [i.e., to spiritual maturity].

Anderson New Testament

For we rejoice when we are weak, and you are strong. And we pray also for this your perfection.

Bible in Basic English

For we are glad when we are feeble and you are strong: and this is our prayer, even that you may be made complete.

Common New Testament

For we are glad when we are weak and you are strong. What we pray for is your perfection.

Daniel Mace New Testament

I am therefore glad when I am disarm'd by the strength of your integrity: and this is what I pray for, even your perfection.

Darby Translation

For we rejoice when we may be weak and ye may be powerful. But this also we pray for, your perfecting.

Godbey New Testament

For we rejoice when we may be weak, and you may be strong: we are praying for even this, your perfection.

Goodspeed New Testament

I am glad to be weak, if you are strong! That is what I pray for??he perfecting of your characters.

John Wesley New Testament

For we rejoice, when we are weak, and ye are strong: and this also we wish, even your perfection.

Julia Smith Translation

For we rejoice when we be weak, and ye be able: and this also we pray, your restoration.

King James 2000

For we are glad, when we are weak, and you are strong: and this also we wish, even your perfection.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For we rejoice whenever we are weak, but you are strong, and we pray for this: your maturity.

Modern King James verseion

For we are glad when we are weak, and you are powerful. But we pray also for this, your perfection.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

We are glad when we are weak, and ye strong. This also we wish for, even that ye were perfect.

Moffatt New Testament

I am glad to be weak if you are strong; mend your ways, that is all I ask.

Montgomery New Testament

For I am always glad whenever I am weak, but you are strong. For this also I am praying, for your perfect reformation.

New Heart English Bible

For we rejoice when we are weak and you are strong. And this we also pray for, even your perfecting.

Noyes New Testament

For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are strong; this also we pray for, even your perfection.

Sawyer New Testament

For we rejoice when we are weak and you are strong; and we desire this, your perfection.

The Emphasized Bible

For we rejoice - whensoever, we, are weak, and, ye, are, strong. This, also we pray for - your restoration: -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For we rejoice when we are weak, but ye are strong: and this also we pray for, even your perfect establishment.

Twentieth Century New Testament

We are glad when we are weak, if you are strong. And what we pray for is that you may become perfect.

Webster

For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are strong: and this also we wish, even your perfection.

Weymouth New Testament

and it is a joy to us when we are powerless, but you are strong. This we also pray for--the perfecting of your characters.

Williams New Testament

I am glad to be consciously weak, if you are really strong. This is my continual prayer, the perfecting of your characters.

World English Bible

For we rejoice when we are weak and you are strong. And this we also pray for, even your perfecting.

Worrell New Testament

For we rejoice, when we are weak, and ye are strong; this also we pray for??our perfection.

Worsley New Testament

For we rejoice when we exert not our power, and when ye are strong: as this is what we wish, even your perfection.

Youngs Literal Translation

for we rejoice when we may be infirm, and ye may be powerful; and this also we pray for -- your perfection!

Interlinear

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

we
ἡμεῖς 
hemeis 
we, us, we ourselves
Usage: 120

χαίρω 
Chairo 
Usage: 60

ὅταν 
Hotan 
when, as soon as, as long as, that, whensoever, while, till
Usage: 49

we are weak
ἀσθενέω 
Astheneo 
Usage: 34

and
δέ 
De 
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184
Usage: 2184

ye
ὑμείς 
Humeis 
ye, ye yourselves, you, not tr
Usage: 120

are
ὦ 
be, may be, should be, is, might be, were, not tr,
Usage: 41

δυνατός 
Dunatos 
Usage: 26

τοῦτο 
Touto 
Usage: 232


and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

we wish
εὔχομαι 
Euchomai 
Usage: 7

ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371

Verse Info

Context Readings

Final Warnings To The Church At Corinth

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. 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!


Cross References

2 Corinthians 13:11

Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice, set things right, be encouraged, agree with one another, live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you.

1 Thessalonians 3:10

We pray earnestly night and day to see you in person and make up what may be lacking in your faith.

1 Corinthians 4:10

We are fools for Christ, but you are wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You are distinguished, we are dishonored!

2 Corinthians 7:1

Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that could defile the body and the spirit, and thus accomplish holiness out of reverence for God.

2 Corinthians 11:30

If I must boast, I will boast about the things that show my weakness.

2 Corinthians 12:5-10

On behalf of such an individual I will boast, but on my own behalf I will not boast, except about my weaknesses.

2 Corinthians 13:7-8

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.

Ephesians 4:12-13

to equip the saints for the work of ministry, that is, to build up the body of Christ,

Philippians 3:12-15

Not that I have already attained this -- that is, I have not already been perfected -- but I strive to lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus also laid hold of me.

Colossians 1:28

We proclaim him by instructing and teaching all people with all wisdom so that we may present every person mature in Christ.

Colossians 4:12

Epaphras, who is one of you and a slave of Christ, greets you. He is always struggling in prayer on your behalf, so that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God.

2 Timothy 3:17

that the person dedicated to God may be capable and equipped for every good work.

Hebrews 6:1

Therefore we must progress beyond the elementary instructions about Christ and move on to maturity, not laying this foundation again: repentance from dead works and faith in God,

Hebrews 12:23

and congregation of the firstborn, who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous, who have been made perfect,

Hebrews 13:21

equip you with every good thing to do his will, working in us what is pleasing before him through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever. Amen.

1 Peter 5:10

And, after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace who called you to his eternal glory in Christ will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

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