Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

For we are not like many, peddling the word of God, but as from sincerity, but as from God, we speak in Christ in the sight of God.

King James Version

For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.

Holman Bible

For we are not like the many who make a trade in God's message [for profit], but as those with sincerity, we speak in Christ, as from God and before God.

International Standard Version

At least we are not commercializing God's word like so many others. Instead, we speak with sincerity in the Messiah's name, like people who are sent from God and are accountable to God.

A Conservative Version

For we are not as other men, huckstering the word of God, but as from purity. But we speak in Christ as from God in the sight of God.

American Standard Version

For we are not as the many, corrupting the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God, speak we in Christ.

Amplified

For we are not, like so many, [like hucksters making a trade of] peddling God's Word [shortchanging and adulterating the divine message]; but like [men] of sincerity and the purest motive, as [commissioned and sent] by God, we speak [His message] in Christ (the Messiah), in the [very] sight and presence of God.

An Understandable Version

For we [apostles] are not like so many people, who "peddle" God's message merely for profit [or, "who corrupt God's message"], but in Christ's [service] we proclaim the message from God with sincerity, [realizing we are] in the presence of God.

Anderson New Testament

For we do not, as the many, adulterate the word of God; but, as from sincerity, but, as from God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.

Bible in Basic English

For we are not like the great number who make use of the word of God for profit: but our words are true, as from God, being said as before God in Christ.

Common New Testament

For we are not, like so many, peddling the word of God; but as men of sincerity, as from God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for we are not like others, who adulterate the word of God; but we preach the pure gospel of Christ, as I receiv'd it from God, and as in the presence of God.

Darby Translation

For we do not, as the many, make a trade of the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as of God, before God, we speak in Christ.

Godbey New Testament

For we are not as many, corrupting the word of God: but as of purity, but as from God, we speak in Christ, in the presence of God.

Goodspeed New Testament

For I am no peddler of God's message, like most men, but like a man of sincerity, commissioned by God and in his presence, in union with Christ I utter his message.

John Wesley New Testament

For we are not as many, who adulterate the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as from God, in the sight of God, speak we in Christ.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For we are not as many, false merchandisers of the word of God, but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ.

Julia Smith Translation

For we are not as the many adulterating the word of God: but as of purity, but as of God, before the face of God speak we in Christ.

King James 2000

For we are not as many, who corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For we are not like the majority who peddle the word of God, but as from pure motives--but as from God--we speak before God in Christ.

Modern King James verseion

For we are not as many, hawking the Word of God; but as of sincerity, but as of God, we speak in Christ in the sight of God.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For we are not as many are, which chop and change with the word of God: but even out of pureness, and by the power of God and in the sight of God, so speak we in Christ.

Moffatt New Testament

I am, for I am not like most, adulterating the word of God; like a man of sincerity, like a man of God, I speak the word in Christ before the very presence of God.

Montgomery New Testament

I am; for I am not like most, trafficking in the word of God, but rather from a sincere heart, like a man of God, I speak in Christ, in the very presence of God.

NET Bible

For we are not like so many others, hucksters who peddle the word of God for profit, but we are speaking in Christ before God as persons of sincerity, as persons sent from God.

New Heart English Bible

For we are not, like so many, peddling the word of God. But as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God, we speak in Christ.

Noyes New Testament

For we are not as the many, who adulterate the word of God; but as from sincerity, but as from God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ.

Sawyer New Testament

For we are not as many, who adulterate the word of God, [for gain]; but as of sincerity, but as of God, we speak before God in Christ.

The Emphasized Bible

For we are not, as the many, driving a petty trade with the word of God; but, as of sincerity, but, as of God, before God, in Christ, we speak.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For we are not as the many, adulterating the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God, speak we in Christ.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Unlike many people, we are not in the habit of making profit out of God's Message; but in all sincerity, and bearing God's commission, we speak before him in union with Christ.

Webster

For we are not as many, who corrupt the word of God: but as from sincerity, but as from God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ.

Weymouth New Testament

We are; for, unlike most teachers, we are not fraudulent hucksters of God's Message; but with transparent motives, as commissioned by God, in God's presence and in communion with Christ, so we speak.

Williams New Testament

Now who is qualified for such a task? I am, for I am not a peddler of God's message, like the most of them, but like a man of sincerity, like a man that is sent from God and living in His presence, in union with Christ I speak His message.

World English Bible

For we are not as so many, peddling the word of God. But as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God, we speak in Christ.

Worrell New Testament

For we are not as the many, making merchandise of the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God, we speak in Christ.

Worsley New Testament

For we are not like many who adulterate the word of God: but as with sincerity, but as from God, and in the sight of God, we speak concerning Christ.

Youngs Literal Translation

for we are not as the many, adulterating the word of God, but as of sincerity -- but as of God; in the presence of God, in Christ we do speak.

Interlinear

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

we are
ἐσμέν 
Esmen 
are , have hope 9 , was , be , have our being
Usage: 50

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not , no , cannot ,
Usage: 1032

as
ὡς 
Hos 
ὡς 
Hos 
ὡς 
Hos 
as , when , how , as it were , about ,
as , when , how , as it were , about ,
as , when , how , as it were , about ,
Usage: 417
Usage: 417
Usage: 417

πολύς πολλός 
Polus 
many , much , great ,
Usage: 292

καπηλεύω 
Kapeleuo 
Usage: 1

the word
λόγος 
Logos 
word , saying , account , speech , Word , thing , not tr ,
Usage: 256

of God
θεός 
theos 
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151
Usage: 1151

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but , yea , yet , nevertheless , howbeit , nay , therefore , save , not tr ,
but , yea , yet , nevertheless , howbeit , nay , therefore , save , not tr ,
Usage: 461
Usage: 461

of
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of , from , out of , by , on , with ,
of , from , out of , by , on , with ,
Usage: 709
Usage: 709

εἰλικρίνεια 
heilikrineia 
Usage: 3

God
θεός 
theos 
God , god , godly , God-ward ,
Usage: 1151

in the sight
κατενώπιον 
Katenopion 
before , in sight of , in sight , before the presence of
Usage: 5

speak we
λαλέω 
Laleo 
speak , say , tell , talk , preach , utter , , vr speak
Usage: 235

in
ἐν 
En 
in , by , with , among , at , on , through ,
Usage: 2128

Devotionals

Devotionals about 2 Corinthians 2:17

Context Readings

A Ministry Of Life Or Death

16 to the one an aroma from death to death, to the other an aroma from life to life And who is adequate for these things? 17 For we are not like many, peddling the word of God, but as from sincerity, but as from God, we speak in Christ in the sight of God.



Cross References

2 Corinthians 4:2

but we have renounced the things hidden because of shame, not walking in craftiness or adulterating the word of God, but by the manifestation of truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

2 Corinthians 1:12

For our proud confidence is this: the testimony of our conscience, that in holiness and godly sincerity, not in fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God, we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially toward you.

Jeremiah 5:31

The prophets prophesy falsely, And the priests rule on their own authority; And My people love it so! But what will you do at the end of it?

Jeremiah 23:27-32

who intend to make My people forget My name by their dreams which they relate to one another, just as their fathers forgot My name because of Baal?

Matthew 24:24

"For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect.

Acts 20:20

how I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you publicly and from house to house,

Acts 20:27

"For I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole purpose of God.

1 Corinthians 5:8

Therefore let us celebrate the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

2 Corinthians 11:13-15

For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.

1 Timothy 1:19-20

keeping faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and suffered shipwreck in regard to their faith.

1 Timothy 4:1-3

But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,

2 Timothy 2:6-18

The hard-working farmer ought to be the first to receive his share of the crops.

2 Timothy 4:3-4

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires,

Titus 1:11

who must be silenced because they are upsetting whole families, teaching things they should not teach for the sake of sordid gain.

Hebrews 11:27

By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured, as seeing Him who is unseen.

2 Peter 2:1-3

But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.

1 John 4:1

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

2 John 1:7-11

For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh This is the deceiver and the antichrist.

Jude 1:4

For certain persons have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

Revelation 2:14-15

'But I have a few things against you, because you have there some who hold the teaching of Balaam, who kept teaching Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols and to commit acts of immorality.

Revelation 2:20

'But I have this against you, that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, and she teaches and leads My bond-servants astray so that they commit acts of immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols.

Revelation 12:9

And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.

Revelation 19:20

And the beast was seized, and with him the false prophet who performed the signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image; these two were thrown alive into the lake of fire which burns with brimstone.

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