Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 Not again, ourselves, do we commend unto you, but as though an occasion we were giving unto you - something to boast of, in our behalf; that ye may have something suited unto them who, in appearance, are boasting, and not in heart. 13 For, whether we have been beside ourselves, it hath been for God, or, whether we are sober-minded, it is for you. 14 For, the love of the Christ, constraineth us; -


Cross References

2 Corinthians 11:1

I could wish ye would bear with me as to some little foolishness, - Nay! do even bear with me!

2 Corinthians 11:16-17

Again, I say - let no one deem me to be, foolish; but, otherwise, at least, as foolish, give me welcome, that, I also, some little, may boast myself.

2 Corinthians 12:6

Although in fact, if I should wish to boast, I shall not be foolish, for, the truth, would I speak; but I forbear, lest anyone, unto me, should reckon above what he beholdeth me to be , or heareth from me, - even by the exceeding greatness of the revelations.

2 Corinthians 12:11

I have become foolish, - ye, compelled me: - I, in fact, ought, by you, to have been commended; for, not a whit, have I come behind the exceeding overmuch apostles, - even if I am nothing:

2 Samuel 6:21-22

And David said unto Michal, Before Yahweh, I will dance, - blessed, be Yahweh, who made choice of me above thy father, and above all his house, putting me in charge as leader over the people of Yahweh, over Israel, - therefore will I dance before Yahweh;

Acts 26:24-25

Now, as he was saying these things in his defence, Festus, with a loud voice, saith - Thou art raving, Paul! Thy great learning, is turning thee round unto, raving madness.

Romans 12:3

For I say, through the favour which hath been given me, unto every one who is among you, - not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but so to think as to think soberly - as, unto each one, God hath dealt a measure of faith.

1 Corinthians 4:10-13

We, are foolish for Christ's sake, but, ye, prudent in Christ; we are weak, but, ye, mighty; ye, all-glorious, but, we, dishonoured.

2 Corinthians 7:12

Hence, if I even wrote unto you, it was not for the sake of him that did the wrong, naynot even for the sake of him that suffered the wrong; but for the sake of your earnestness, which was on our account, being made manifest unto you, before God:-

Colossians 1:24

Now, am I rejoicing in the sufferings on your behalf, and am filling up the things that lack of the tribulations of the Christ, in my flesh, in behalf of his body, which is the assembly,

1 Thessalonians 1:5

How that, our glad-message, came not unto you, in word only, but also in power, and in Holy Spirit, and in much assurance, - even as ye know what manner of men we became unto you, for your sake;

1 Thessalonians 2:3-11

For, our exhortation, is not of error, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile,

2 Timothy 2:10

For this cause, am I enduring, all things, for the sake of the chosen, in order that, they also, may obtain, the salvation, which is in Christ Jesus along with glory age-abiding.

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