Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"But if, while seeking to be justified in Christ, we ourselves have also been found sinners, is Christ then a minister of sin? May it never be!

King James Version

But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.

Holman Bible

But if, while seeking to be justified by Christ, we ourselves are also found to be sinners, is Christ then a promoter of sin? Absolutely not!

International Standard Version

Now if we, while trying to be justified by the Messiah, have been found to be sinners, does that mean that the Messiah is serving the interests of sin? Of course not!

A Conservative Version

But if, while seeking to be made righteous in Christ, we ourselves were also found sinful, then is Christ an aide of sin? May it not happen!

American Standard Version

But if, while we sought to be justified in Christ, we ourselves also were found sinners, is Christ a minister of sin? God forbid.

Amplified

But if, in our desire and endeavor to be justified in Christ [to be declared righteous and put in right standing with God wholly and solely through Christ], we have shown ourselves sinners also and convicted of sin, does that make Christ a minister (a party and contributor) to our sin? Banish the thought! [Of course not!]

An Understandable Version

But, if while we were trying to be made right with God through a relationship with Christ, we were discovered to still be sinners [by acting like unsaved Gentiles], does that mean Christ is responsible for our sin? Of course not.

Anderson New Testament

But if, while we seek to be justified in Christ, we ourselves are also found sinners, is Christ, there fore, the minister of sin? It can not be.

Bible in Basic English

But if, while we were desiring to get righteousness through Christ, we ourselves were seen to be sinners, is Christ a servant of sin? In no way!

Common New Testament

But if, while seeking to be justified in Christ, we ourselves have also been found sinners, is Christ then an agent of sin? Certainly not!

Daniel Mace New Testament

Now if it be a sin to seek for justification by Christ, then is Christ the minister of sin, which cannot be.

Darby Translation

Now if in seeking to be justified in Christ we also have been found sinners, then is Christ minister of sin? Far be the thought.

Godbey New Testament

But if seeking to be justified in Christ, we may also be found sinners, then is Christ the minister of sin? it could not be so.

Goodspeed New Testament

If through our efforts to be made upright through Christ, we have ourselves been proved as much "sinners" as the heathen, does that make Christ encourage sin? By no means.

John Wesley New Testament

But if while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is Christ therefore the minister of sin?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But if, while we seek to be justified in Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of our sin? No, in no wise.

Julia Smith Translation

And it; seeking to be justified in Christ, we were found also ourselves sinners, is Christ therefore the servant of sin? It may not be.

King James 2000

But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But if [while] seeking to be justified by Christ, [we] ourselves also have been found [to be] sinners, then [is] Christ an agent of sin? May it never be!

Modern King James verseion

But if, while we seek to be justified in Christ, we also were found to be sinners, is Christ therefore a minister of sin? Let it not be said!

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

If then, while we seek to be made righteous by Christ, we ourselves are found sinners, is not then Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.

Moffatt New Testament

If it is discovered that in our quest for justification in Christ we are 'sinners' as well as the Gentiles, does that make Christ an agent of sin? Never!

Montgomery New Testament

But if while seeking to be justified in Christ we ourselves also have been found to be sinners, is Christ then a minister of sin? Far from it!

NET Bible

But if while seeking to be justified in Christ we ourselves have also been found to be sinners, is Christ then one who encourages sin? Absolutely not!

New Heart English Bible

But if, while we sought to be justified in Christ, we ourselves also were found sinners, is Christ a servant of sin? Certainly not.

Noyes New Testament

But while seeking to be accepted as righteous in Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is Christ therefore a minister of sin? Far be it!

Sawyer New Testament

But if seeking to be justified by Christ we are found to be ourselves also sinners, is Christ then a minister of sin? By no means.

The Emphasized Bible

Now, if in seeking to be declared righteous in Christ we, ourselves also, were found sinners, - is Christ, therefore, a minister, of sin? Far be it!

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For if seeking to be justified by Christ, we also ourselves should be found sinners, is Christ then a minister of sin? God forbid.

Twentieth Century New Testament

If, while seeking to be pronounced righteous through union with Christ, we were ourselves seen to be outcasts, would that make Christ an agent of sin? Heaven forbid!

Webster

But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? By no means.

Weymouth New Testament

But if while we are seeking in Christ acquittal from guilt we ourselves are convicted of sin, Christ then encourages us to sin! No, indeed.

Williams New Testament

Now if, in our efforts to come into right standing with God through union with Christ, we have proved ourselves to be sinners like the heathen themselves, does that make Christ a party to our sin? Of course not.

World English Bible

But if, while we sought to be justified in Christ, we ourselves also were found sinners, is Christ a servant of sin? Certainly not!

Worrell New Testament

But, if while seeking to be justified in Christ, we ourselves also were found sinners, is, then, Christ a minister of sin? It could not be!

Worsley New Testament

But if while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is Christ therefore the minister of sin?

Youngs Literal Translation

And if, seeking to be declared righteous in Christ, we ourselves also were found sinners, is then Christ a ministrant of sin? let it not be!

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

if
εἰ 
Ei 
if, whether, that, not tr,
Usage: 218

ζητέω 
Zeteo 
Usage: 79

to be justified
δικαιόω 
Dikaioo 
Usage: 35

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

Χριστός 
christos 
Χριστός 
christos 
Usage: 557
Usage: 557


Usage: 0


and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

εὑρίσκω 
heurisko 
Usage: 130

ἁμαρτωλός 
Hamartolos 
Usage: 31

ἆρα 
Ara 
therefore, not tr
Usage: 1

διάκονος 
Diakonos 
Usage: 24

of sin
ἁμαρτία 
Hamartia 
Usage: 143

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Galatians 2:17

Questions on Galatians 2:17

Context Readings

Justified By Faith In Christ

16 nevertheless knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the Law; since by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified. 17 "But if, while seeking to be justified in Christ, we ourselves have also been found sinners, is Christ then a minister of sin? May it never be! 18 "For if I rebuild what I have once destroyed, I prove myself to be a transgressor.


Cross References

Galatians 2:15

"We are Jews by nature and not sinners from among the Gentiles;

Matthew 1:21

"She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins."

Romans 3:4

May it never be! Rather, let God be found true, though every man be found a liar, as it is written, "THAT YOU MAY BE JUSTIFIED IN YOUR WORDS, AND PREVAIL WHEN YOU ARE JUDGED."

Romans 3:6

May it never be! For otherwise, how will God judge the world?

Romans 6:1-2

What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin so that grace may increase?

Romans 9:30-33

What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, attained righteousness, even the righteousness which is by faith;

Romans 11:7

What then? What Israel is seeking, it has not obtained, but those who were chosen obtained it, and the rest were hardened;

Romans 15:8

For I say that Christ has become a servant to the circumcision on behalf of the truth of God to confirm the promises given to the fathers,

2 Corinthians 3:7-9

But if the ministry of death, in letters engraved on stones, came with glory, so that the sons of Israel could not look intently at the face of Moses because of the glory of his face, fading as it was,

Galatians 2:11

But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned.

Galatians 3:21

Is the Law then contrary to the promises of God? May it never be! For if a law had been given which was able to impart life, then righteousness would indeed have been based on law.

Hebrews 7:24-28

but Jesus, on the other hand, because He continues forever, holds His priesthood permanently.

Hebrews 8:2

a minister in the sanctuary and in the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, not man.

1 John 3:5

You know that He appeared in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no sin.

1 John 3:8-10

the one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil.

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