Parallel Verses

Amplified

For if we are beside ourselves [mad, as some say], it is for God and concerns Him; if we are in our right mind, it is for your benefit,

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.

A Conservative Version

For whether we are beside ourselves to God, or we are of normal mind, 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.

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 We are not commending ourselves to you again, but we are providing you with an occasion and incentive to be [rightfully] proud of us, so that you may have a reply for those who pride themselves on surface appearances [ on the virtues they only appear to have], although their heart is devoid of them. 13 For if we are beside ourselves [mad, as some say], it is for God and concerns Him; if we are in our right mind, it is for your benefit, 14 For the love of Christ controls and urges and impels us, because we are of the opinion and conviction that [if] One died for all, then all died;


Cross References

2 Corinthians 11:1

I wish you would bear with me while I indulge in a little [so-called] foolishness. Do bear with me!

2 Corinthians 11:16-17

I repeat then, let no one think I have lost my wits; but even if you do, then bear with a witless man, so that I too may boast a little.

2 Corinthians 12:6

Should I desire to boast, I shall not be a witless braggart, for I shall be speaking the truth. But I abstain [from it] so that no one may form a higher estimate of me than [is justified by] what he sees in me or hears from me.

2 Corinthians 12:11

Now I have been [speaking like] a fool! But you forced me to it, for I ought to have been [ saved the necessity and] commended by you. For I have not fallen short one bit or proved myself at all inferior to those superlative [false] apostles [of yours], even if I am nothing (a nobody).

2 Samuel 6:21-22

David said to Michal, It was before the Lord, Who chose me above your father and all his house to appoint me as prince over Israel, the people of the Lord. Therefore will I make merry [in pure enjoyment] before the Lord.

Acts 26:24-25

And as he thus proceeded with his defense, Festus called out loudly, Paul, you are mad! Your great learning is driving you insane!

Romans 12:3

For by the grace (unmerited favor of God) given to me I warn everyone among you not to estimate and think of himself more highly than he ought [not to have an exaggerated opinion of his own importance], but to rate his ability with sober judgment, each according to the degree of faith apportioned by God to him.

1 Corinthians 4:10-13

We are [looked upon as] fools on account of Christ and for His sake, but you are [supposedly] so amazingly wise and prudent in Christ! We are weak, but you are [so very] strong! You are highly esteemed, but we are in disrepute and contempt!

2 Corinthians 7:12

So although I did write to you [as I did], it was not for the sake and because of the one who did [the] wrong, nor on account of the one who suffered [the] wrong, but in order that you might realize before God [that your readiness to accept our authority revealed] how zealously you do care for us.

Colossians 1:24

[Even] now I rejoice in the midst of my sufferings on your behalf. And in my own person I am making up whatever is still lacking and remains to be completed [ on our part] of Christ's afflictions, for the sake of His body, which is the church.

1 Thessalonians 1:5

For our [preaching of the] glad tidings (the Gospel) came to you not only in word, but also in [its own inherent] power and in the Holy Spirit and with great conviction and absolute certainty [on our part]. You know what kind of men we proved [ourselves] to be among you for your good.

1 Thessalonians 2:3-11

For our appeal [in preaching] does not [originate] from delusion or error or impure purpose or motive, nor in fraud or deceit.

2 Timothy 2:10

Therefore I [am ready to] persevere and stand my ground with patience and endure everything for the sake of the elect [God's chosen], so that they too may obtain [the] salvation which is in Christ Jesus, with [the reward of] eternal glory.

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