Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

For whether we are beside ourselves to God, or we are of normal mind, it is for you.

New American Standard Bible

For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; if we are of sound mind, it is for you.

King James Version

For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause.

Holman Bible

For if we are out of our mind, it is for God; if we have a sound mind, it is for you.

International Standard Version

So if we were crazy, it was for God; if we are sane, it is for you.

American Standard Version

For whether we are beside ourselves, it is unto God; or whether we are of sober mind, it is unto you.

Amplified

If we are out of our mind [just unstable fanatics as some critics say], it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for your benefit.

An Understandable Version

For if we [seem to] be crazy, it is for the sake [of the work] of God, or if we [seem to] be sensible, it is for your benefit.

Anderson New Testament

For if we be beside our selves, it is for God; or, if we be of sound mind, it is for you.

Bible in Basic English

For if we are foolish, it is to God; or if we are serious, it is for you.

Common New Testament

For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for if I glory even to transport, my glorying is in God: if I am moderate, my glorying is for your service.

Darby Translation

For whether we are beside ourselves, it is to God; or are sober, it is for you.

Godbey New Testament

For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; if we have our right minds, it is for you.

Goodspeed New Testament

For if I was out of my senses, as they say, it was between God and me; and if I am in my right mind, it is for your good.

John Wesley New Testament

For if we are transported beyond ourselves, it is to God; if we are sober, it is for your sakes.

Julia Smith Translation

For whether we be beside ourselves, to God: or be of sound mind, to you.

King James 2000

For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be in our right mind, it is for your cause.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For if we are out of our senses, [it is] for God; if we are of sound mind, [it is] for you.

Modern King James verseion

For if we are out of our mind, it is to God; or if we are in our senses, it is for you.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For if we be too fervent, to God are we too fervent: if we keep measure, for your cause keep we measure.

Moffatt New Testament

'I am beside myself,' am I? Well, that is between myself and God. I am 'sane,' am I? Well, that is in your interests;

Montgomery New Testament

For if I was "beside myself," it was to God; of if I am now "of sound mind," it is for you.

NET Bible

For if we are out of our minds, it is for God; if we are of sound mind, it is for you.

New Heart English Bible

For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God. Or if we are of sober mind, it is for you.

Noyes New Testament

For whether we were beside ourselves, it was for God; or whether we are in our sound mind, it is for you.

Sawyer New Testament

For if we are beside ourselves it is for God; and if we are sober it is for you.

The Emphasized Bible

For, whether we have been beside ourselves, it hath been for God, or, whether we are sober-minded, it is for you.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For if we are transported out of ourselves, it is for God; or if we are sober-minded, it is for your sake.

Twentieth Century New Testament

For, if we were "beside ourselves," it was in God's service! If we are not in our senses, it is in yours!

Webster

For whether we are beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we are sober, it is for your cause.

Weymouth New Testament

For if we have been beside ourselves, it has been for God's glory; or if we are now in our right senses, it is in order to be of service to you.

Williams New Testament

For if I did go crazy, it was for God's glory; and if I am keeping my head cool, it is for your good.

World English Bible

For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God. Or if we are of sober mind, it is for you.

Worrell New Testament

For whether we were beside ourselves, it was to God; or whether we are of sober mind, it is for you.

Worsley New Testament

For whether we be in extasies, it is to God: or if we be composed, it is for your benefit.

Youngs Literal Translation

for whether we were beside ourselves, it was to God; whether we be of sound mind -- it is to you,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

εἴτε 
Eite 
or, whether, or whether, if
Usage: 64

ἐξίστημι 
Existemi 
Usage: 17

it is to God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

or whether
εἴτε 
Eite 
or, whether, or whether, if
Usage: 64

we be sober
σωφρονέω 
Sophroneo 
be in right mind, be sober, be sober minded, soberly
Usage: 6

References

Verse Info

Context Readings

Controlled By The Love Of Christ

12 For we are not commending ourselves again to you, but giving you an opportunity of boasting about us, so that ye may have for those who boast in appearance and not in heart. 13 For whether we are beside ourselves to God, or we are of normal mind, it is for you. 14 For the love of Christ holds us together, having judge this, that if one died for all, then all died.


Cross References

2 Corinthians 11:1

O that ye tolerated a little of my foolishness, but tolerate me too.

2 Corinthians 11:16-17

I say again, let not any man think me to be foolish, but if otherwise--even if as foolish--accept me, so that I also may boast some a little.

2 Corinthians 12:6

For if I should want to boast, I will not be foolish, for I will speak the truth. But I refrain lest any man should reckon to me above what he sees of me or hears anything from me.

2 Corinthians 12:11

I have become foolish, boasting. Ye compelled me, for I ought to have been commended by you. For I came short in nothing of those, superlative apostles, even though I am nothing.

2 Samuel 6:21-22

And David said to Michal, [It was] before LORD, who chose me above thy father, and above all his house, to appoint me prince over the people of LORD, over Israel. Therefore I will play before LORD.

Acts 26:24-25

And while he made a defense by these things, Festus said in a loud voice, Paul, thou are mad. Much scholarship is driving thee into madness.

Romans 12:3

For I say, through the grace that was given me, to every man who is among you, not to over think beyond what he ought to think, but to think so as to think soundly, as God has apportioned to each man a measure of faith.

1 Corinthians 4:10-13

We are foolish for the sake of Christ, but ye are wise in Christ. We are weak, but ye are strong. Ye are esteemed, but we are disreputable.

2 Corinthians 7:12

And so then although I wrote to you, it was not because of the man who did wrong, nor because of the man who was wronged, but in order to reveal to you your eagerness for us in the sight of God.

Colossians 1:24

I now rejoice in sufferings for you, and make complete in my flesh things lacking of the afflictions of the Christ for his body, which is the church.

1 Thessalonians 1:5

because the good-news from us happened to you not in word only, but also in power, and in Holy Spirit, and in much assurance, as ye know what kind of men we became among you, because of you.

1 Thessalonians 2:3-11

For our exhortation is not from error, nor from uncleanness, nor in deception,

2 Timothy 2:10

Because of this I endure all things because of the chosen, so that they also may experience salvation in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.

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