Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

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

International Standard Version

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

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 and such trust we have through the Christ toward God, 5 not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think anything, as of ourselves, but our sufficiency is of God, 6 who also made us sufficient to be ministrants of a new covenant, not of letter, but of spirit; for the letter doth kill, and the spirit doth make alive.



Cross References

1 Corinthians 15:10

and by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace that is towards me came not in vain, but more abundantly than they all did I labour, yet not I, but the grace of God that is with me;

Exodus 4:10-16

And Moses saith unto Jehovah, 'O, my Lord, I am not a man of words, either yesterday, or before, or since Thy speaking unto Thy servant, for I am slow of mouth, and slow of tongue.'

Jeremiah 1:6-10

And I say, 'Ah, Lord Jehovah! lo, I have not known -- to speak, for I am a youth.'

Matthew 10:19-20

'And whenever they may deliver you up, be not anxious how or what ye may speak, for it shall be given you in that hour what ye shall speak;

Luke 21:15

for I will give to you a mouth and wisdom that all your opposers shall not be able to refute or resist.

Luke 24:49

And, lo, I do send the promise of my Father upon you, but ye -- abide ye in the city of Jerusalem till ye be clothed with power from on high.'

John 15:5

'I am the vine, ye the branches; he who is remaining in me, and I in him, this one doth bear much fruit, because apart from me ye are not able to do anything;

1 Corinthians 3:6

I planted, Apollos watered, but God was giving growth;

1 Corinthians 3:10

According to the grace of God that was given to me, as a wise master-builder, a foundation I have laid, and another doth build on it,

2 Corinthians 2:16

to the one, indeed, a fragrance of death to death, and to the other, a fragrance of life to life; and for these things who is sufficient?

2 Corinthians 4:7

And we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us;

2 Corinthians 12:9

and He said to me, 'Sufficient for thee is My grace, for My power in infirmity is perfected;' most gladly, therefore, will I rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of the Christ may rest on me:

Philippians 2:13

for God it is who is working in you both to will and to work for His good pleasure.

Philippians 4:13

For all things I have strength, in Christ's strengthening me;

James 1:17

every good giving, and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the lights, with whom is no variation, or shadow of turning;

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