Parallel Verses

Twentieth Century New Testament

If we lose our trust, he is still to be trusted, for he cannot be false to 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.

Amplified


If we are faithless, He remains faithful [true to His word and His righteous character], 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.

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 continue to endure, we shall also share his throne. If we should ever disown him, he, too, will disown us. 13 If we lose our trust, he is still to be trusted, for he cannot be false to himself!' 14 Remind people of all this; urge them solemnly, as in the sight of God, to avoid controversy, a useless thing and the ruin of those who listen to it.


Cross References

Romans 3:3

What follows then? Some, no doubt, showed a want of faith; but will their want of faith make God break faith? Heaven forbid!

Titus 1:2

and is based on the hope of Immortal Life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began,

Titus 1:2

and is based on the hope of Immortal Life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began,

Matthew 24:35

The heavens and the earth will pass away, but my words shall never pass away.

Romans 9:6

Not that God's Word has failed. For it is not all who are descended from Israel who are true Israelites;

1 Corinthians 1:9

God will not fail you, and it is he who called you into communion with his Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord.

1 Thessalonians 5:24

He who calls you will not fail you; he will complete his work.

2 Thessalonians 3:3

But the Lord will not fail you; he will give you strength, and guard you from Evil.

Hebrews 6:18

For he intended us to find great encouragement in these two unchangeable things, which make it impossible for God to prove false--we, I mean, who fled for safety where we might lay hold on the hope set before us.

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