Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 I am not trying to recommend myself to you again. I am giving you cause to be proud of me, to use in answering men who pride themselves on external advantages and not on sincerity of heart. 13 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. 14 It is Christ's love that controls me, for I have become convinced that as one has died for all, all have died,


Cross References

2 Corinthians 11:1

I wish you would put up with a little folly from me. Do put up with it!

2 Corinthians 11:16-17

I repeat, no one should think me a fool, but if you do, show me at least the patience you would show a fool, and let me have my little boast like the others.

2 Corinthians 12:6

Though if I do choose to boast, I will not be such a fool, for I will only be telling the truth. But I will refrain from it, for I do not want anyone to be influenced by the wonderful character of these revelations to think more of me than is justified by my words or conduct.

2 Corinthians 12:11

I have been making a fool of myself, but you forced me to do it, when you ought to have been expressing your approval of me. For I am not a bit inferior to your superfine apostles, even if I am nobody!

2 Corinthians 12:11-22

I have been making a fool of myself, but you forced me to do it, when you ought to have been expressing your approval of me. For I am not a bit inferior to your superfine apostles, even if I am nobody!

Acts 26:24-25

As he said this in his defense, Festus called out, "You are raving, Paul! Your great learning is driving you mad!"

Romans 12:3

By the favor that God has shown me, I would tell every one of you not to think too highly of himself, but to think reasonably, judging himself by the degree of faith God has allowed him.

1 Corinthians 4:10-13

We are made fools of, for the sake of Christ, while you are men of sense, through being united with him. We are weak, you are strong. You are distinguished, we are despised.

2 Corinthians 7:12

So although I did write to you, it was not on account of the offender, nor of the injured man, but in the sight of God to reveal to you your devotion to me.

Colossians 1:24

At present I am glad to be suffering in your interest, and I am making up in my own person what is lacking in Christ's sufferings for the church, which is his body.

1 Thessalonians 1:5

for our preaching of the good news did not come to you as mere words but with power and the holy Spirit and full conviction??ou know the kind of life we lived among you for your good.

1 Thessalonians 2:3-11

For our appeal does not rest on a delusion, nor spring from any impure motive; there is no fraud about it.

2 Timothy 2:10

For that reason I am ready to submit to anything for the sake of those whom God has chosen, so that they too may gain the salvation that comes through Christ Jesus and brings eternal glory.

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