Parallel Verses

Amplified


If we are faithless, He remains faithful [true 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.

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 will also reign with Him;
If we deny Him, He will also deny us;
13 
If we are faithless, He remains faithful [true 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 God to avoid petty controversy over words, which does no good, and [upsets and undermines and] ruins [the faith of] those who listen.


Cross References

Numbers 23:19


“God is not a man, that He should lie,
Nor a son of man, that He should repent.
Has He said, and will He not do it?
Or has He spoken and will He not make it good and fulfill it?

Romans 3:3

What then? If some did not believe or were unfaithful [to God], their lack of belief will not nullify and make invalid the faithfulness of God and His word, will it?

Titus 1:2

based on the hope and divine guarantee of eternal life, [the life] which God, who is ever truthful and without deceit, promised before the ages of time began,

Isaiah 25:1

O Lord, You are my God;
I will exalt You, I will praise and give thanks to Your name;
For You have done miraculous things,
Plans formed long, long ago, [fulfilled] with perfect faithfulness.

Matthew 24:35

Heaven and earth [as now known] will pass away, but My words will not pass away.

Romans 9:6

However, it is not as though God’s word has failed [coming to nothing]. For not all who are descended from Israel (Jacob) are [the true] Israel;

1 Corinthians 1:9

God is faithful [He is reliable, trustworthy and ever true to His promise—He can be depended on], and through Him you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 Thessalonians 5:24

Faithful and absolutely trustworthy is He who is calling you [to Himself for your salvation], and He will do it [He will fulfill His call by making you holy, guarding you, watching over you, and protecting you as His own].

2 Thessalonians 3:3

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

Hebrews 6:18

so that by two unchangeable things [His promise and His oath] in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled [to Him] for refuge would have strong encouragement and indwelling strength to hold tightly to the hope set before us.

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