Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

But I have sent the brethren, in order that our boasting about you may not be made empty in this case, so that, as I was saying, you may be prepared;

King James Version

Yet have I sent the brethren, lest our boasting of you should be in vain in this behalf; that, as I said, ye may be ready:

Holman Bible

But I sent the brothers so our boasting about you in the matter would not prove empty, and so you would be prepared just as I said.

International Standard Version

Now I have sent the brothers so that our boasting about you in this matter may not prove to be an idle boast, and so that you may stand ready, just as I said.

A Conservative Version

But I sent the brothers so that our boast about you would not be empty in this regard. So that, as I said, ye may be prepared,

American Standard Version

But I have sent the brethren, that our glorying on your behalf may not be made void in this respect; that, even as I said, ye may be prepared:

Amplified

Still, I am sending the brethren [on to you], lest our pride in you should be made an empty boast in this particular case, and so that you may be all ready, as I told them you would be;

An Understandable Version

But I have sent the brothers [See 8:18, 22], so that our boasting about you being prepared will not prove to be empty words.

Anderson New Testament

But I have sent the brethren, that our boasting of you in this respect may not be in vain; that you may be ready, as I said:

Bible in Basic English

But I have sent the brothers, so that the good things we said about you may be seen to be true, and that, as I said, you may be ready:

Common New Testament

But I am sending the brethren so that our boasting about you may not prove vain in this case, so that you may be ready, as I said you would be;

Daniel Mace New Testament

yet have I sent the brethren, that my character of you may not appear to be groundless, with respect to that part wherein I said, ye would be ready:

Darby Translation

But I have sent the brethren, in order that our boasting about you may not be made void in this respect, in order that, as I have said, ye may be prepared;

Godbey New Testament

But I sent the brethren, in order that our boasting which is in your behalf may not be in vain in this region; in order that, as I was saying, your were ready:

Goodspeed New Testament

But I send the brothers so that our pride in you may not have a fall in this matter, but you may be all ready as I have told them you will;

John Wesley New Testament

Yet I have sent the brethren, lest our boasting of you on this head should be made vain, that, as I said, ye may be ready;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Yet I have sent the brethren lest our glorying of you should be in vain in this behalf; that, as I said, ye may be ready,

Julia Smith Translation

And I sent the brethren, lest our boasting for you be empty in this part; that, as I said, ye might be prepared:

King James 2000

Yet have I sent the brethren, lest our boasting of you should be in vain in this behalf; that, as I said, you may be ready:

Lexham Expanded Bible

But I am sending the brothers in order that our boasting about you would not prove to be empty in this case, so that you may be prepared just as I was saying,

Modern King James verseion

Yet I sent the brothers, lest our boasting (which is on your behalf) should not be in vain, that, as I said, you may be ready.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Nevertheless, yet have I sent these brethren, lest our rejoicing over you should be in vain in this behalf, and that ye - as I have said - prepare yourselves,

Moffatt New Testament

At the same time I am sending these brothers just in case my pride in you should prove an empty boast in this particular instance; I want you to be "all ready," as I have been telling them that you would be,

Montgomery New Testament

Nevertheless I am sending the brothers in order that my boast about you may not prove vain in this instance; so that, as I kept saying, you may be prepared.

NET Bible

But I am sending these brothers so that our boasting about you may not be empty in this case, so that you may be ready just as I kept telling them.

New Heart English Bible

But I have sent the brothers that our boasting on your behalf may not be in vain in this respect, that, just as I said, you may be prepared,

Noyes New Testament

But I sent the brethren, that our boasting of you should not prove unfounded in this respect; that, as I said, ye may be prepared;

Sawyer New Testament

But I sent the brothers, that our boasting of you may not be in vain in this respect, as I said you were prepared,

The Emphasized Bible

Nevertheless I have sent the brethren, that, our boast in your behalf, be not made void, in this respect, that, even as I was saying, ye may be prepared, -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But I have sent the brethren, that our glorying in you might not be vain in this matter; that as I have said, ye may be prepared.

Twentieth Century New Testament

So my reason for sending our Brothers is to prevent what we said about you from proving, in this particular matter, an empty boast, and to enable you to be as well prepared as I have been saying that you are.

Webster

Yet have I sent the brethren, lest our boasting of you should be in vain in this behalf; that, as I said, ye may be ready:

Weymouth New Testament

Still I send the brethren in order that in this matter our boast about you may not turn out to have been an idle one; so that, as I have said, you may be ready;

Williams New Testament

But I send the brothers that in this matter my boasting of you may not turn out to be an idle boasting, that you all may be ready, as I have told them you will be,

World English Bible

But I have sent the brothers that our boasting on your behalf may not be in vain in this respect, that, just as I said, you may be prepared,

Worrell New Testament

But I sent the brethren, that our glorying on your behalf may not be made void in this respect; that even as I said, ye may be prepared;

Worsley New Testament

But I have sent the brethren, that our boasting of you might not become vain in this respect, but that ye might be ready, as I had said:

Youngs Literal Translation

and I sent the brethren, that our boasting on your behalf may not be made vain in this respect; that, according as I said, ye may be ready,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

πέμπω 
Pempo 
Usage: 39

ἀδελφός 
Adelphos 
Usage: 302

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

ἡμῶν 
hemon 
our, us, we, not tr,
Usage: 388

καύχημα 
Kauchema 
Usage: 11

of
ὑπέρ 
Huper 
Usage: 138

ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371

should be in vain
κενόω 
Kenoo 
Usage: 5

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

τούτῳ 
Touto 
Usage: 68

μέρος 
meros 
Usage: 36

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

as
καθώς 
Kathos 
as, even as, according as, when, according to, how, as well as
Usage: 141

I said
λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

ye may
παρασκευάζω 
Paraskeuazo 
Usage: 4

be
ὦ 
be, may be, should be, is, might be, were, not tr,
Usage: 41

Verse Info

Context Readings

God Loves A Cheerful Giver

2 for I know your readiness, of which I boast about you to the Macedonians, namely, that Achaia has been prepared since last year, and your zeal has stirred up most of them. 3 But I have sent the brethren, in order that our boasting about you may not be made empty in this case, so that, as I was saying, you may be prepared; 4 otherwise if any Macedonians come with me and find you unprepared, we--not to speak of you--will be put to shame by this confidence.


Cross References

2 Corinthians 8:6

So we urged Titus that as he had previously made a beginning, so he would also complete in you this gracious work as well.

1 Corinthians 16:1-4

Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I directed the churches of Galatia, so do you also.

2 Corinthians 7:14

For if in anything I have boasted to him about you, I was not put to shame; but as we spoke all things to you in truth, so also our boasting before Titus proved to be the truth.

2 Corinthians 8:17-24

For he not only accepted our appeal, but being himself very earnest, he has gone to you of his own accord.

2 Corinthians 9:4-5

otherwise if any Macedonians come with me and find you unprepared, we--not to speak of you--will be put to shame by this confidence.

Titus 3:1

Remind them to be subject to rulers, to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good deed,



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