Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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.

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 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.

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 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. 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.


Cross References

2 Corinthians 13:11

Finally, brothers, rejoice. Be perfected, be comforted, be of the same mind, live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you.

1 Thessalonians 3:10

night and day praying exceedingly that we may see your face, and may perfect that which is lacking in your faith?

1 Corinthians 4:10

We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You have honor, but we have dishonor.

2 Corinthians 7:1

Having therefore these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

2 Corinthians 11:30

If I must boast, I will boast of the things that concern my weakness.

2 Corinthians 12:5-10

On behalf of such a one I will boast, but on my own behalf I will not boast, except in my weaknesses.

2 Corinthians 13:7-8

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.

Ephesians 4:12-13

for the perfecting of the saints, to the work of serving, to the building up of the body of Christ;

Philippians 3:12-15

Not that I have already obtained, or am already made perfect; but I press on, if it is so that I may take hold of that for which also I was taken hold of by Christ Jesus.

Colossians 1:28

whom we proclaim, admonishing every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus;

Colossians 4:12

Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, salutes you, always striving for you in his prayers, that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

2 Timothy 3:17

that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Hebrews 6:1

Therefore leaving the teaching of the first principles of Christ, let us press on to perfection -- not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works, of faith toward God,

Hebrews 12:23

to the general assembly and assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect,

Hebrews 13:21

make you complete in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

1 Peter 5:10

But may the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a little while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.

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