Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

We do not put an obstacle in anyone's way. Otherwise, fault may be found with our ministry.

New American Standard Bible

giving no cause for offense in anything, so that the ministry will not be discredited,

King James Version

Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:

Holman Bible

We give no opportunity for stumbling to anyone, so that the ministry will not be blamed.

A Conservative Version

giving not one cause of stumbling in anything, so that the ministry may not be criticized,

American Standard Version

giving no occasion of stumbling in anything, that our ministration be not blamed;

Amplified

We put no obstruction in anybody's way [we give no offense in anything], so that no fault may be found and [our] ministry blamed and discredited.

An Understandable Version

[We try] not to place an obstacle in anyone's way [i.e., to keep them from accepting the Gospel message], so that our ministry would not be blamed.

Anderson New Testament

for we put no stumbling-block in any man's way, in order that this ministry may not be blamed;

Bible in Basic English

Giving no cause for trouble in anything, so that no one may be able to say anything against our work;

Common New Testament

We put no stumbling block in anyone's path, so that our ministry will not be discredited.

Daniel Mace New Testament

as for us, we give no occasion of offence, that our ministry may not be blamed:

Darby Translation

giving no manner of offence in anything, that the ministry be not blamed;

Godbey New Testament

giving no occasion of stumbling in anything, in order that the ministry may not be blamed;

Goodspeed New Testament

I put no obstacles in anyone's path, so that no fault may be found with my work.

John Wesley New Testament

Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed, But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Giving no offense in anything, that the ministry not be blamed,

Julia Smith Translation

Giving no offence in any thing, that the service be not blamed:

King James 2000

Giving no offense in anything, that the ministry be not blamed:

Lexham Expanded Bible

[We are] giving no one an occasion for taking offense in anything, in order that our ministry will not have fault found [with it],

Modern King James verseion

We are in nothing giving cause of stumbling, in no way, so that the ministry may not be blamed,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Let us give no man occasion of evil, that in our office be found no fault:

Moffatt New Testament

I put no obstacle in the path of any, so that my ministry may not be discredited;

Montgomery New Testament

I am giving no one a cause of stumbling in order that my ministry may not be discredited;

NET Bible

We do not give anyone an occasion for taking an offense in anything, so that no fault may be found with our ministry.

New Heart English Bible

We give no occasion of stumbling in anything, that our service may not be blamed,

Noyes New Testament

giving no occasion for stumbling in anything, that the ministry may not be blamed;

The Emphasized Bible

Giving, no single, occasion of stumbling, in anything, that the ministry be not blamed;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:

Twentieth Century New Testament

Never do we put an obstacle in any one's way, that no fault may be found with our ministry.

Webster

Giving no offense in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:

Weymouth New Testament

We endeavour to give people no cause for stumbling in anything, lest the work we are doing should fall into discredit.

Williams New Testament

To keep my ministry from being found fault with, I am trying not to put a single hindrance in anybody's way.

World English Bible

We give no occasion of stumbling in anything, that our service may not be blamed,

Worrell New Testament

giving no occasion of stumbling in anything, that our ministry be not blamed;

Worsley New Testament

We give no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:

Youngs Literal Translation

in nothing giving any cause of offence, that the ministration may be not blamed,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
δίδωμι 
Didomi 
Usage: 254

no
μηδείς μηδεμία μηδέν 
medeis 
no man, nothing, no, none, not, anything,
Usage: 79

προσκοπή 
Proskope 
Usage: 1

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

μηδείς μηδεμία μηδέν 
medeis 
no man, nothing, no, none, not, anything,
Usage: 79

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

the ministry
διακονία 
Diakonia 
Usage: 33

be
μωμάομαι 
Momaomai 
Usage: 2

not
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

Devotionals

Devotionals containing 2 Corinthians 6:3

References

Prayers for 2 Corinthians 6:3

Context Readings

Afflictions Of God's Servants

2 For he says, "At the right time I heard you, and on a day of salvation I helped you." Listen, now is really the "right time"! Now is the "day of salvation"! 3 We do not put an obstacle in anyone's way. Otherwise, fault may be found with our ministry. 4 Instead, in every way we demonstrate that we are God's servants by tremendous endurance in the midst of difficulties, hardships, and calamities;



Cross References

1 Corinthians 9:12

If others enjoy this right over you, don't we have a stronger claim? But we did not use this right. On the contrary, we tolerate everything in order not to put an obstacle in the way of the gospel of the Messiah.

Romans 14:13

Therefore, let's no longer criticize each other. Instead, make up your mind not to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother.

Matthew 17:27

So Jesus told him, "In that case, the subjects are exempt. However, so that we don't offend them, go to the sea and throw in a hook. Take the first fish that comes up, open its mouth, and you will find a coin. Take it and give it to them for me and you."

Matthew 18:6

"If anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a large millstone were hung around his neck and he were drowned at the bottom of the sea.

1 Corinthians 8:9-13

But you must see to it that this right of yours does not become a stumbling block for those who are weak.

1 Corinthians 9:22

To the weak I became weak in order to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some of them.

1 Corinthians 10:23-24

Everything is permissible, but not everything is helpful. Everything is permissible, but not everything builds up.

1 Corinthians 10:32-33

Don't become a stumbling block to Jews or Greeks or to the church of God,

2 Corinthians 1:12

For this is what we boast about: Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world with pure motives and godly sincerity, without earthly wisdom but with God's grace especially toward you.

2 Corinthians 8:20

We are trying to avoid any criticism of the way we are administering this great undertaking.

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