Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 to the one a deadly perfume that leads to death, to the other a living perfume that leads to life. 17 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.



Cross References

2 Corinthians 4:2

On the other hand, I have renounced all underhanded, disgraceful methods; I neither practice cunning nor do I tamper with God's message, but by clear and candid statements of truth I try to commend myself to every human conscience in God's sight.

2 Corinthians 1:12

For my boast is this, to which my conscience testifies, that before the world, but especially before you, I have acted from pure motives and in sincerity before God, not depending on worldly wisdom but on God's unmerited favor.

2 Corinthians 1:12

For my boast is this, to which my conscience testifies, that before the world, but especially before you, I have acted from pure motives and in sincerity before God, not depending on worldly wisdom but on God's unmerited favor.

2 Corinthians 1:12-32

For my boast is this, to which my conscience testifies, that before the world, but especially before you, I have acted from pure motives and in sincerity before God, not depending on worldly wisdom but on God's unmerited favor.

Matthew 24:24

for false Christs and false prophets will announce themselves, and they will show great signs and wonders to mislead, if possible, God's chosen people.

Acts 20:20

I never shrank from telling you anything that was for your good, nor from teaching you in public and in private,

Acts 20:27

for I never shrank from telling you God's whole plan.

1 Corinthians 5:8

So let us keep our feast, not with old yeast nor with the yeast of vice and wickedness, but with the bread of purity and truth without the yeast.

2 Corinthians 11:13-15

For such men are sham apostles, dishonest workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ.

1 Timothy 1:19-20

by keeping your hold on faith and a good conscience; for some have thrust the latter aside and so have made shipwreck of their faith.

1 Timothy 4:1-3

Now the Spirit distinctly declares that in later times some will turn away from the faith, because they continuously give their attention to deceiving spirits and the things that demons teach

2 Timothy 2:6-18

The toiling farmer ought to be the first to share the crop.

2 Timothy 4:3-4

For a time will come when they will not listen to wholesome teaching, but to gratify their own evil desires will surround themselves with teachers who teach to gratify their own evil desires, because their ears are itching so to be tickled,

Titus 1:11

whose mouths must be stopped, for they upset whole families by teaching things they ought not to think, for the sake of dishonest gain.

Hebrews 11:27

By faith he left Egypt, because he was not afraid of the king's anger, for he persevered as though he were actually seeing Him who is unseen.

2 Peter 2:1-3

Now there were false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you too, who will insidiously introduce destructive heresies and deny the Master who has bought them, thus bringing on themselves swift destruction.

1 John 4:1

Dearly beloved, stop believing every so-called spiritual utterance, but keep testing them to see whether they come from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

2 John 1:7-11

For many impostors have gone out into the world, men who do not own that Jesus Christ continues to come in human form. A person like this is the impostor and the Antichrist.

Jude 1:4

For certain persons have sneaked in -- their doom was written down long ago -- godless persons, who turn the favor of our God into an excuse for licentiousness, and disown our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

Revelation 2:14-15

Yet I hold it somewhat against you that you have among you some who are clinging to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to set a trap for the children of Israel, to entice them to eat the meat that had been sacrificed to idols and to commit immoral practices.

Revelation 2:20

But I hold it against you that you are tolerating that Jezebel of a woman who claims to be a prophetess, and by her teaching is misleading my slaves to practice immorality and to eat meat that has been sacrificed to idols.

Revelation 12:9

So the huge dragon, the ancient serpent, called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world, was hurled down to the earth, and his angels were hurled down with him.

Revelation 19:20

Then the wild beast was captured and with him the false prophet who performed wonders in his presence, by which he led astray those who let the mark of the wild beast be put on them and worshiped his statue. Both of them were hurled alive into the fiery lake that burns with brimstone.

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