Parallel Verses

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.

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 market God’s message for profit. On the contrary, we speak with sincerity 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 many, [acting like merchants] peddling God’s word [shortchanging and adulterating God’s message]; but from pure [uncompromised] motives, as [commissioned and sent] from God, we speak [His message] in Christ in the sight 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.

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 
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 
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 
Usage: 1151

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

speak we
λαλέω 
Laleo 
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 Truly to those an odor of death into death; and to those an odor of life into life. And who sufficient for these things? 17 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.



Cross References

2 Corinthians 4:2

But have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craft, neither adulterating the word of God; but by manifestation of the truth recommending ourselves to every consciousness of man before God.

2 Corinthians 1:12

For our boasting is this, the testimony of our consciousness, that in simplicity and purity of God, not in fleshly wisdom, but in the grace of God, we turned back in the world, and more eminently to you.

Jeremiah 5:31

The prophets prophesied in falsehood, and the priests will spread out with their hands; and my people loved it thus: and what will ye do to its last part

Jeremiah 23:27-32

Reckoning to cause my people to forget my name by their dreams which they will recount a man to his neighbor, as their fathers forgat my name in Baal.

Matthew 24:24

For false Christs, and false prophets, shall be raised up, and give great signs and wonders; so as to deceive, if possible, also the chosen.

Acts 20:20

how I concealed nothing of things profitable, not to announce to you, and teach you publicly, and in the houses,

Acts 20:27

For I concealed not to announce to you all the counsel of God.

1 Corinthians 5:8

Therefore let us keep the festival, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of vice and wickedness; but with the unleavened of frankincense and truth.

2 Corinthians 11:13-15

For such the falsely sent, crafty workers, being transformed into the sent of Christ.

1 Timothy 1:19-20

Having faith, and a good consciousness; which some having rejected concerning faith suffered shipwreck:

1 Timothy 4:1-3

And the Spirit says expressly, that in later times some shall be removed from the faith, holding to deceitful spirits, and doctrines of evil spirits;

2 Timothy 2:6-18

The farmer toiling must first participate in the fruits.

2 Timothy 4:3-4

For the time will be when they will not hear sound doctrine; but according to their own eager desires they will heap up to themselves teachers, feeling itchings for a report;

Titus 1:11

Who must be restrained, who subvert whole houses, teaching what they ought not, for the sake of sordid gain.

Hebrews 11:27

By faith he forsook Egypt, not having feared the king's wrath: for, as seeing the invisible, he was strong.

2 Peter 2:1-3

And also were there false prophets among the people, as also among you shall be false teachers, who shall privately bring in doctrines of perdition, and denying the master having purchased them, having brought upon themselves swift destruction.

1 John 4:1

Dearly beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits if they are of God: for many false prophets have come out into the world.

2 John 1:7-11

For many cheats come into the world, they not acknowledging Jesus Christ coming in the flesh. This is the cheat and antichrist.

Jude 1:4

For certain men entered in by stealth, long ago written of beforehand for judgment, irreligious, having changed the grace of our God into licentiousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

Revelation 2:14-15

But I have a few things against thee, for thou hast there them holding the teaching of Balsam, who taught Balac to cast a stumbling-block before the sons of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit fornication.

Revelation 2:20

But I have a few things against thee, for thou sufferest the woman Jezebel, calling herself a prophetess, to teach and to lead my servants astray to commit fornication, and to eat things offered to idols.

Revelation 12:9

And the great dragon was cast out, the old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, he deceiving the whole habitable globe: he was cast into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Revelation 19:20

And the wild beast was seized, and with him the false prophet having done signs before him, with which he deceived them having received the stamp of the wild beast, and them worshipping his image. Living, were they two cast into the lake of fire burning with sulphur.

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