Parallel Verses

Amplified

If we are faithless [do not believe and are untrue to Him], He remains true (faithful to His Word and His righteous character), for He cannot deny Himself.

New American Standard Bible

If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.

King James Version

If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.

Holman Bible

if we are faithless, He remains faithful,
for He cannot deny Himself.

International Standard Version

Our faith may fail, his never wanes That's who he is, he cannot change!

A Conservative Version

If we are unfaithful, that man remains faithful. He cannot renounce himself.

American Standard Version

if we are faithless, he abideth faithful; for he cannot deny himself.

An Understandable Version

If we prove to be unfaithful [i.e., to our commitment to Christ], He [still] remains faithful [to His word], for He cannot deny Himself. [Note: This verse refers to Christ remaining true to His promise of either accepting or rejecting us. See Matt. 10:32-33].

Anderson New Testament

if we are unfaithful, he remains faithful: he can not deny himself.

Bible in Basic English

If we are without faith, still he keeps faith, for he will never be untrue to himself.

Common New Testament

if we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot deny himself.

Daniel Mace New Testament

he will renounce us likewise: tho' we are diffident, he is still faithful, and will not retract his word.

Darby Translation

if we are unfaithful, he abides faithful, for he cannot deny himself.

Godbey New Testament

if we are unfaithful, he remains faithful; for he is not able to deny himself.

Goodspeed New Testament

If we are unfaithful, he will remain faithful, for he cannot be false to himself!"

John Wesley New Testament

if we deny him, he will also deny us: If we believe not, he remaineth faithful; he cannot deny himself.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

if we are unfaithful, yet he remains faithful; he cannot deny himself.

Julia Smith Translation

If we believe not, he remains faithful: he cannot deny himself.

King James 2000

If we believe not, yet he abides faithful: he cannot deny himself.

Lexham Expanded Bible

if we are unfaithful, he remains faithful--{he cannot deny himself}.

Modern King James verseion

If we do not believe Him, yet He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

If we believe not, yet abideth he faithful. He cannot deny himself.

Moffatt New Testament

if we are faithless, he remains faithful" ??for he cannot be untrue to himself.

Montgomery New Testament

If we prove faithless. he abides faithful, for he cannot be false to himself."

NET Bible

If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful, since he cannot deny himself.

New Heart English Bible

If we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot deny himself."

Noyes New Testament

if we are faithless, he remaineth faithful; for he cannot deny himself.

Sawyer New Testament

if we believe not he continues faithful; for he cannot deny himself.

The Emphasized Bible

If we are faithless, he, faithful, abideth, - for, deny himself, he cannot!

Thomas Haweis New Testament

if we are unbelieving, he abideth faithful; he cannot contradict himself.

Twentieth Century New Testament

If we lose our trust, he is still to be trusted, for he cannot be false to himself!'

Webster

If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.

Weymouth New Testament

"And even if *our* faith fails, He remains true--He cannot prove false to Himself."

Williams New Testament

If we are unfaithful, He remains faithful, for He cannot prove false to Himself."

World English Bible

If we are faithless, he remains faithful. He can't deny himself."

Worrell New Testament

if we are faithless, He remaineth faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.

Worsley New Testament

If we are unfaithful, He continueth faithful notwithstanding; He cannot renounce Himself.

Youngs Literal Translation

if we are not stedfast, he remaineth stedfast; to deny himself he is not able.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
If
εἰ 
Ei 
if, whether, that, not tr,
Usage: 218

we believe not
ἀπιστέω 
Apisteo 
believe not
Usage: 6

yet he
ἐκεῖνος 
Ekeinos 
that, those, he, the same, they,
Usage: 148

μένω 
meno 
Usage: 85

πιστός 
Pistos 
Usage: 51

οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

ἀρνέομαι 
Arneomai 
Usage: 26

References

Hastings

Images 2 Timothy 2:13

Context Readings

A Trustworthy Saying

12 If we endure, we shall also reign with Him. If we deny and disown and reject Him, He will also deny and disown and reject us. 13 If we are faithless [do not believe and are untrue to Him], He remains true (faithful to His Word and His righteous character), for He cannot deny Himself. 14 Remind [the people] of these facts and [solemnly] charge them in the presence of the Lord to avoid petty controversy over words, which does no good but upsets and undermines the faith of the hearers.


Cross References

Numbers 23:19

God is not a man, that He should tell or act a lie, neither the son of man, that He should feel repentance or compunction [for what He has promised]. Has He said and shall He not do it? Or has He spoken and shall He not make it good?

Romans 3:3

What if some did not believe and were without faith? Does their lack of faith and their faithlessness nullify and make ineffective and void the faithfulness of God and His fidelity [to His Word]?

Titus 1:2

[Resting] in the hope of eternal life, [life] which the ever truthful God Who cannot deceive promised before the world or the ages of time began.

Isaiah 25:1

O Lord, You are my God; I will exalt You, I will praise Your name, for You have done wonderful things, even purposes planned of old [and fulfilled] in faithfulness and truth.

Matthew 24:35

Sky and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.

Romans 9:6

However, it is not as though God's Word had failed [coming to nothing]. For it is not everybody who is a descendant of Jacob (Israel) who belongs to [the true] Israel.

1 Corinthians 1:9

God is faithful (reliable, trustworthy, and therefore ever true to His promise, and He can be depended on); by Him you were called into companionship and participation with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 Thessalonians 5:24

Faithful is He Who is calling you [to Himself] and utterly trustworthy, and He will also do it [fulfill His call by hallowing and keeping you].

2 Thessalonians 3:3

Yet the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen [you] and set you on a firm foundation and guard you from the evil [one].

Hebrews 6:18

This was so that, by two unchangeable things [His promise and His oath] in which it is impossible for God ever to prove false or deceive us, we who have fled [to Him] for refuge might have mighty indwelling strength and strong encouragement to grasp and hold fast the hope appointed for us and set before [us].

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