Parallel Verses

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

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

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.

International Standard Version

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

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 anyone’s path, so that the ministry will not be 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,

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,

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 saith, "I have heard thee in a time accepted: and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee." Behold, now is that well accepted time. Behold, now is the day of salvation. 3 Let us give no man occasion of evil, that in our office be found no fault: 4 but in all things let us behave ourselves as the ministers of God. In much patience, in afflictions, in necessity, in anguish,



Cross References

1 Corinthians 9:12

If others be partakers of this power over you, wherefore are not we rather? Nevertheless we have not used this power: but suffer all things lest we should hinder the gospel of Christ.

Romans 14:13

Let us not, therefore, judge one another any more. But judge this, rather: that no man put a stumbling block, or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.

Matthew 17:27

Nevertheless, lest we should offend them, go to the sea and cast in thine angle, and take the fish that first cometh up: and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of twenty pence: that take, and pay for me and thee."

Matthew 18:6

But whosoever offend one of these little ones, which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

1 Corinthians 8:9-13

But take heed that your liberty cause not the weak to fall.

1 Corinthians 9:22

To the weak became I as weak, to win the weak. In all thing I fashioned myself to all men, to save, at the leastway, some.

1 Corinthians 10:23-24

All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient. All things are lawful to me, but all things edify not.

1 Corinthians 10:32-33

See that ye give none occasion of evil: neither to the Jews, nor yet to the gentiles, neither to the congregation of God.

2 Corinthians 1:12

Our rejoicing is this: the testimony of our conscience, that in singleness of heart and with godly pureness - and not in fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God - we have had our conversation in the world, and most of all to you-wards.

2 Corinthians 8:20

For this we eschew, that any man should rebuke us in this plenteous distribution that is ministered by us,

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