Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

By ourselves we are not qualified to claim that anything comes from us. Rather, our credentials come from God,

New American Standard Bible

Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God,

King James Version

Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;

Holman Bible

It is not that we are competent in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our competence is from God.

A Conservative Version

not that we are sufficient of ourselves to reckon anything as from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God,

American Standard Version

not that we are sufficient of ourselves, to account anything as from ourselves; but our sufficiency is from God;

Amplified

Not that we are sufficiently qualified in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency and qualifications come from God.

An Understandable Version

It is not that we are [so] competent as to consider anything [we do] as coming from ourselves, but our competence comes from God.

Anderson New Testament

not that we are able, of ourselves, to devise any thing, as from ourselves; but our ability is from God,

Bible in Basic English

Not as if we were able by ourselves to do anything for which we might take the credit; but our power comes from God;

Common New Testament

Not that we are competent of ourselves to claim anything as coming from ourselves; but our competence is from God,

Daniel Mace New Testament

not that I am sufficient of myself to effect any thing by the strength of my own reason: but my sufficiency is from God.

Darby Translation

not that we are competent of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves, but our competency is of God;

Godbey New Testament

not that we are able of ourselves to think anything as from ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;

Goodspeed New Testament

Not that I am of myself qualified to claim anything as originating with me. My qualification is from God,

John Wesley New Testament

Not that we are sufficient of ourselves, to think any thing as from ourselves; but our sufficiency is from God:

Julia Smith Translation

Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to reckon anything as of ourselves; but our sufficiency of God;

King James 2000

Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;

Lexham Expanded Bible

Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as from ourselves, but our adequacy [is] from God,

Modern King James verseion

not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves, but our sufficiency is of God;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as it were of ourselves; but our ableness cometh of God;

Moffatt New Testament

It is not that I am personally qualified to form any judgment by myself; my qualifications come from God,

Montgomery New Testament

Not that I am sufficient in myself to reach any conclusion in my own wisdom; but my sufficiency is from God.

NET Bible

Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as if it were coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God,

New Heart English Bible

not that we are sufficient of ourselves, to account anything as from ourselves; but our sufficiency is from God;

Noyes New Testament

not that we are able of ourselves to think anything, as from ourselves; but our ability is from God;

Sawyer New Testament

not that we are sufficient of ourselves to reason out any thing as of ourselves, but our sufficiency is of God,

The Emphasized Bible

Not that, of our own selves, sufficient, are we, to reckon anything as of ourselves, but, our sufficiency, is of God; -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

not that we are sufficient of ourselves to account any thing of ourselves, but our sufficiency is of God.

Twentieth Century New Testament

I do not mean that we are fit to form any judgment by ourselves, as if on our own authority;

Webster

Not that we are sufficient by ourselves to think any thing as from ourselves; but our sufficiency is from God;

Weymouth New Testament

not that of ourselves we are competent to decide anything by our own reasonings, but our competency comes from God.

Williams New Testament

Not that I am myself qualified to consider anything as coming from me myself. No, my qualification comes from God, for

World English Bible

not that we are sufficient of ourselves, to account anything as from ourselves; but our sufficiency is from God;

Worrell New Testament

not that we are sufficient of ourselves to reckon anything as from ourselves, but our sufficiency is of God;

Worsley New Testament

not that we can of ourselves reckon upon any thing as from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God.

Youngs Literal Translation

not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think anything, as of ourselves, but our sufficiency is of God,

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

we are
ἐσμέν 
Esmen 
Usage: 50

ἱκανός 
Hikanos 
Usage: 39

of
ἀπό 
Apo 
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
from, of, out of, for, off, by, at, in, since 9, on, not tr., .
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
Usage: 490
Usage: 709

ἑαυτοῦ 
heautou 
ἑαυτοῦ 
heautou 
Usage: 249
Usage: 249

to think
λογίζομαι 
Logizomai 
Usage: 40

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

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

our
ἡμῶν 
hemon 
our, us, we, not tr,
Usage: 388

ἱκανότης 
Hikanotes 
Usage: 1

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

Devotionals

Devotionals about 2 Corinthians 3:5

Devotionals containing 2 Corinthians 3:5

Images 2 Corinthians 3:5

Context Readings

New Covenant Ministry

4 Such is the confidence that we have in God through the Messiah. 5 By ourselves we are not qualified to claim that anything comes from us. Rather, our credentials come from God, 6 who has also qualified us to be ministers of a new covenant, which is not written but spiritual, because the written text brings death, but the Spirit gives life.



Cross References

1 Corinthians 15:10

But by God's grace I am what I am, and his grace shown to me was not wasted. Instead, I worked harder than all the others not I, of course, but God's grace that was with me.

Exodus 4:10-16

Then Moses told the LORD, "Please, LORD, I'm not eloquent. I never was in the past nor am I now since you spoke to your servant. In fact, I talk too slowly and I have a speech impediment."

Jeremiah 1:6-10

I replied, "Ah, LORD God! Look, I don't know how to speak, because I'm only a young man."

Matthew 10:19-20

When they hand you over, don't worry about how you are to speak or what you are to say, because in that hour what you are to say will be given to you.

Luke 21:15

because I will give you the ability to speak, along with wisdom, that none of your opponents will be able to resist or refute.

Luke 24:49

I am sending to you what my Father promised, so stay here in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high."

John 15:5

I am the vine, you are the branches. The one who abides in me while I abide in him produces much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.

1 Corinthians 3:6

I planted, Apollos watered, but God kept everything growing.

1 Corinthians 3:10

As an expert builder using the grace that God gave me, I laid the foundation, and someone else is building on it. But each person must be careful how he builds on it.

2 Corinthians 2:16

To some people we are a deadly fragrance, while to others we are a living fragrance. Who is qualified for this?

2 Corinthians 4:7

But we have this treasure in clay jars to show that its extraordinary power comes from God and not from us.

2 Corinthians 12:9

but he has told me, "My grace is all you need, because my power is perfected in weakness." Therefore, I will most happily boast about my weaknesses, so that the Messiah's power may rest on me.

Philippians 2:13

For it is God who is producing in you both the desire and the ability to do what pleases him.

Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

James 1:17

Every generous act of giving and every perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father who made the heavenly lights, in whom there is no inconsistency or shifting shadow.

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