Parallel Verses

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].

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.

Amplified


If we are faithless, He remains faithful [true to His word and His righteous character], for He cannot deny Himself.

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 [i.e., remain faithful through suffering], we will also rule with Him [i.e., both here and hereafter]. If we deny Him, He will also deny us. [See Matt. 10:33]. 13 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]. 14 Remind them [Note: This probably refers to the "trustworthy men" there at Ephesus. See 2:2] of these things [i.e., the truths just mentioned. Verses 8-13], solemnly urging them, in the presence of the Lord, not to argue over words, [for] it is useless and brings [only] ruin to those who listen to it.


Cross References

Romans 3:3

But what if some [of the Jews] were unfaithful? Does their lack of faith nullify the faithfulness of God? Certainly not!

Titus 1:2

[and provides] hope for never ending life. God, who cannot lie, promised this [life] before the beginning of time,

Titus 1:2

[and provides] hope for never ending life. God, who cannot lie, promised this [life] before the beginning of time,

Matthew 24:35

[Although] the sky and the earth will pass away [See II Pet. 3:10], my words will not pass away [i.e., they will certainly come true].

Romans 9:6

But it is not as if the word of God [i.e., His promise to Israel] has failed [in its fulfillment]. For not all those descended from the Israelites are [truly] Israelites [i.e., God's people].

1 Corinthians 1:9

God is faithful [i.e., He will continue working among you] and it is through Him that you were called into the fellowship of His Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 Thessalonians 5:24

God, who calls you [into His fellowship] is faithful; He will also do [what He promises].

2 Thessalonians 3:3

But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one [Note: The Greek says just "the evil"].

Hebrews 6:18

He did this so that by two unchangeable things [i.e., His promise and His oath], (and it is impossible for God to lie), we, who have fled [to God] for refuge, could be greatly encouraged to take hold of the hope set before us [i.e., the hope of never ending life].

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