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2 Corinthians 13:8

    2 Corinthians 13:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Because we are able to do nothing against what is true, but only for it.

    Webster's Revision

    For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.

    World English Bible

    For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Corinthians 13:8

    For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth - As we are the apostles of God, we cannot bring to you any false doctrine; and, as we profess to be under the influence of God's Spirit, we cannot do any thing that is opposed to that truth, or which might be prejudicial to it. On the contrary, what we say and do is for that truth, to propagate and establish it. The Gospel of Jesus is truth; and my testimony concerning it is truth also. In my coming, and in my rod, you have nothing to fear, if you retain and abide in this truth.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Corinthians 13:8

    For we - That is, we the apostles.

    Can do nothing against the truth ... - That is, we who are under the influence of the Spirit of God; who have been commissioned by him as apostles, can do nothing that shall be against the great system of truth which we are appointed to promulgate and defend. You need, therefore, apprehend no partial or severe discipline from us; no unjust construction of your conduct. Our aim is to promote the truth, and to do what is right; and we cannot, therefore, by any regard to our own reputation, or to any personal advantage, do what is wrong, or countenance, or desire what is wrong in others. We must wish that which is right to be done by others, whatever may be the effect on us - whether we are regarded as apostles or deceivers. I suppose, therefore, that this verse is designed to qualify and confirm the sentiment in the previous verse, that Paul meant to do only right; that he wished all others to do right; and that whatever might be the effect on his own reputation, or however he might be regarded, he could not go against the great system of gospel truth which he preached, or even desire that others should ever do wrong, though it might in any way be for his advantage. It was a fixed principle with him to act only in accordance with truth; to do what was right.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Corinthians 13:8

    13:8 For we can do nothing against the truth - Neither against that which is just and right, nor against those who walk according to the truth of the gospel.