Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 again commending ourselves to your favour, but are furnishing you with a ground of boasting on our behalf, so that you may have a reply ready for those with whom superficial appearances are everything and sincerity of heart counts for nothing. 13 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. 14 For the love of Christ overmasters us, the conclusion at which we have arrived being this--that One having died for all, His death was their death,


Cross References

2 Corinthians 11:1

I wish you could have borne with a little foolish boasting on my part. Nay, do bear with me.

2 Corinthians 11:16-17

To return to what I was saying. Let no one suppose that I am foolish. Or if you must, at any rate make allowance for me as being foolish, in order that I, as well as they, may boast a little.

2 Corinthians 12:6

If however I should choose to boast, I should not be a fool for so doing, for I should be speaking the truth. But I forbear, lest any one should be led to estimate me more highly than what his own eyes attest, or more highly than what he hears from my lips.

2 Corinthians 12:11

It is foolish of me to write all this, but you have compelled me to do so. Why, you ought to have been my vindicators; for in no respect have I been inferior to these superlatively great Apostles, even though in myself I am nothing.

2 Corinthians 12:11-22

It is foolish of me to write all this, but you have compelled me to do so. Why, you ought to have been my vindicators; for in no respect have I been inferior to these superlatively great Apostles, even though in myself I am nothing.

Acts 26:24-25

As Paul thus made his defence, Festus exclaimed in a loud voice, "You are raving mad, Paul; and great learning is driving you mad."

Romans 12:3

For through the authority graciously given to me I warn every individual among you not to value himself unduly, but to cultivate sobriety of judgement in accordance with the amount of faith which God has allotted to each one.

1 Corinthians 4:10-13

We, for Christ's sake, are labeled as "foolish"; you, as Christians, are men of shrewd intelligence. We are mere weaklings: you are strong. You are in high repute: we are outcasts.

2 Corinthians 7:12

Therefore, though I wrote to you, it was not to punish the offender, nor to secure justice for him who had suffered the wrong, but it was chiefly in order that your earnest feeling on our behalf might become manifest to yourselves in the sight of God.

Colossians 1:24

Now I can find joy amid my sufferings for you, and I fill up in my own person whatever is lacking in Christ's afflictions on behalf of His Body, the Church.

1 Thessalonians 1:5

The Good News that we brought you did not come to you in words only, but also with power and with the Holy Spirit and with much certainty, for you know the sort of men we became among you, as examples for your sakes.

1 Thessalonians 2:3-11

For our preaching was not grounded on a delusion, nor prompted by mingled motives, nor was there fraud in it.

2 Timothy 2:10

For this reason I endure all things for the sake of God's own people; so that they also may obtain salvation--even the salvation which is in Christ Jesus--and with it eternal glory.

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