Parallel Verses

Amplified

Therefore, since we do hold and engage in this ministry by the mercy of God [granting us favor, benefits, opportunities, and especially salvation], we do not get discouraged (spiritless and despondent with fear) or become faint with weariness and exhaustion.

New American Standard Bible

Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we received mercy, we do not lose heart,

King James Version

Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;

Holman Bible

Therefore, since we have this ministry because we were shown mercy, we do not give up.

International Standard Version

Therefore, since we have this ministry through the mercy shown to us, we do not get discouraged.

A Conservative Version

Because of this (having this ministry), in as much as we received mercy, we do not become discouraged.

American Standard Version

Therefore seeing we have this ministry, even as we obtained mercy, we faint not:

An Understandable Version

So, having obtained this ministry through [God's] mercy, we do not become discouraged.

Anderson New Testament

Wherefore, having this ministry, inasmuch as we have received mercy, we faint not;

Bible in Basic English

For this reason, because we have been made servants of this new order, through the mercy given to us, we are strong:

Common New Testament

Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we do not lose heart.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Therefore, having by the divine favour such a ministry, I exert myself:

Darby Translation

Therefore, having this ministry, as we have had mercy shewn us, we faint not.

Godbey New Testament

Therefore having this ministry, as we have obtained mercy, we faint not;

Goodspeed New Testament

So since by the mercy of God I am engaged in this service, I never lose heart.

John Wesley New Testament

Therefore having this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not: But have renounced the hidden things of shame,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Therefore seeing we have this ministry, according to the mercy we have received, we fault not,

Julia Smith Translation

For this, having this service, as we were compassionated, we lose not courage;

King James 2000

Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;

Lexham Expanded Bible

Because of this, [since we] have this ministry, just as we have been shown mercy, we do not lose heart,

Modern King James verseion

Therefore since we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we do not faint.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Therefore seeing that we have such an office, even as mercy is come on us, we faint not:

Moffatt New Testament

Hence, as I hold this ministry by God's mercy to me, I never lose heart in it;

Montgomery New Testament

So then, as I have this ministry because of God's mercy to me, I do not lose heart.

NET Bible

Therefore, since we have this ministry, just as God has shown us mercy, we do not become discouraged.

New Heart English Bible

Therefore seeing we have this ministry, even as we obtained mercy, we do not faint.

Noyes New Testament

Therefore, having this ministry through the mercy we received, we are not fainthearted;

Sawyer New Testament

Therefore, having this ministry, as we have obtained mercy we faint not,

The Emphasized Bible

Wherefore, having this ministry, even as we received mercy, we faint not;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

THEREFORE having this ministry, as we have obtained mercy, we faint not;

Twentieth Century New Testament

Therefore, since it is by God's mercy that we are engaged in this ministry, we do not lose heart.

Webster

Therefore, seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;

Weymouth New Testament

Therefore, being engaged in this service and being mindful of the mercy which has been shown us, we are not cowards.

Williams New Testament

So, because I hold a place in this ministry and that because I have had God's mercy shown me, I never give up.

World English Bible

Therefore seeing we have this ministry, even as we obtained mercy, we don't faint.

Worrell New Testament

Therefore, having this ministry, even as we obtained mercy, we faint not;

Worsley New Testament

Therefore having received this ministry, as we have obtained mercy, we are not disheartened:

Youngs Literal Translation

Because of this, having this ministration, according as we did receive kindness, we do not faint,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
τοῦτο 
Touto 
Usage: 232

διά 
Dia 
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
Usage: 527

we have
ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

οὗτος οὗτοι αὕτη αὕται 
Houtos 
this, these, he, the same, this man, she, they,
Usage: 258

διακονία 
Diakonia 
Usage: 33

as
καθώς 
Kathos 
as, even as, according as, when, according to, how, as well as
Usage: 141

we faint
ἐκκακέω 
Ekkakeo 
faint, be weary
Usage: 6

References

Fausets

Context Readings

Proclaiming Jesus Christ As Lord

1 Therefore, since we do hold and engage in this ministry by the mercy of God [granting us favor, benefits, opportunities, and especially salvation], we do not get discouraged (spiritless and despondent with fear) or become faint with weariness and exhaustion. 2 We have renounced disgraceful ways (secret thoughts, feelings, desires and underhandedness, the methods and arts that men hide through shame); we refuse to deal craftily (to practice trickery and cunning) or to adulterate or handle dishonestly the Word of God, but we state the truth openly (clearly and candidly). And so we commend ourselves in the sight and presence of God to every man's conscience.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 7:25

Now concerning the virgins (the marriageable maidens) I have no command of the Lord, but I give my opinion and advice as one who by the Lord's mercy is rendered trustworthy and faithful.

2 Corinthians 3:6

[It is He] Who has qualified us [making us to be fit and worthy and sufficient] as ministers and dispensers of a new covenant [of salvation through Christ], not [ministers] of the letter (of legally written code) but of the Spirit; for the code [of the Law] kills, but the [Holy] Spirit makes alive.

2 Corinthians 4:16

Therefore we do not become discouraged (utterly spiritless, exhausted, and wearied out through fear). Though our outer man is [progressively] decaying and wasting away, yet our inner self is being [progressively] renewed day after day.

Galatians 6:9

And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint.

Ephesians 3:13

So I ask you not to lose heart [not to faint or become despondent through fear] at what I am suffering in your behalf. [Rather glory in it] for it is an honor to you.

2 Thessalonians 3:13

And as for you, brethren, do not become weary or lose heart in doing right [but continue in well-doing without weakening].

1 Timothy 1:13

Though I formerly blasphemed and persecuted and was shamefully and outrageously and aggressively insulting [to Him], nevertheless, I obtained mercy because I had acted out of ignorance in unbelief.

Isaiah 40:30

Even youths shall faint and be weary, and [selected] young men shall feebly stumble and fall exhausted;

2 Corinthians 3:12

Since we have such [glorious] hope (such joyful and confident expectation), we speak very freely and openly and fearlessly.

2 Corinthians 5:18

But all things are from God, Who through Jesus Christ reconciled us to Himself [received us into favor, brought us into harmony with Himself] and gave to us the ministry of reconciliation [that by word and deed we might aim to bring others into harmony with Him].

Ephesians 3:7-8

Of this [Gospel] I was made a minister according to the gift of God's free grace (undeserved favor) which was bestowed on me by the exercise (the working in all its effectiveness) of His power.

Philippians 4:13

I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ's sufficiency].

Hebrews 12:3

Just think of Him Who endured from sinners such grievous opposition and bitter hostility against Himself [reckon up and consider it all in comparison with your trials], so that you may not grow weary or exhausted, losing heart and relaxing and fainting in your minds.

1 Peter 2:10

Once you were not a people [at all], but now you are God's people; once you were unpitied, but now you are pitied and have received mercy.

Revelation 2:3

I know you are enduring patiently and are bearing up for My name's sake, and you have not fainted or become exhausted or grown weary.

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