2 Corinthians 1:20
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New International Version
For no matter how many promises God has made, they are "Yes" in Christ. And so through him the "Amen" is spoken by us to the glory of God.

New Living Translation
For all of God's promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding "Yes!" And through Christ, our "Amen" (which means "Yes") ascends to God for his glory.

English Standard Version
For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.

New American Standard Bible
For as many as are the promises of God, in Him they are yes; therefore also through Him is our Amen to the glory of God through us.

King James Bible
For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For every one of God's promises is "Yes" in Him. Therefore, the "Amen" is also spoken through Him by us for God's glory.

International Standard Version
For all God's promises are "Yes" in him. And so through him we can say "Amen," to the glory of God.

NET Bible
For every one of God's promises are "Yes" in him; therefore also through him the "Amen" is spoken, to the glory we give to God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For all The Promises of God in him, ( that is in The Messiah ), were “Yes”; because of this we give the “Amen” by him to the glory of God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Certainly, Christ made God's many promises come true. For that reason, because of our message, people also honor God by saying, "Amen!"

Jubilee Bible 2000
For all the promises of God are yes in him, and in him Amen, by us for the glory of God.

King James 2000 Bible
For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.

American King James Version
For all the promises of God in him are yes, and in him Amen, to the glory of God by us.

American Standard Version
For how many soever be the promises of God, in him is the yea: wherefore also through him is the Amen, unto the glory of God through us.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For all the promises of God are in him, It is; therefore also by him, amen to God, unto our glory.

Darby Bible Translation
For whatever promises of God [there are], in him is the yea, and in him the amen, for glory to God by us.

English Revised Version
For how many soever be the promises of God, in him is the yea: wherefore also through him is the Amen, unto the glory of God through us.

Webster's Bible Translation
For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, to the glory of God by us.

Weymouth New Testament
For all the promises of God, whatever their number, have their confirmation in Him; and for this reason through Him also our "Amen" acknowledges their truth and promotes the glory of God through our faith.

World English Bible
For however many are the promises of God, in him is the "Yes." Therefore also through him is the "Amen," to the glory of God through us.

Young's Literal Translation
for as many as are promises of God, in him are the Yes, and in him the Amen, for glory to God through us;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

1:15-24 The apostle clears himself from the charge of levity and inconstancy, in not coming to Corinth. Good men should be careful to keep the reputation of sincerity and constancy; they should not resolve, but on careful thought; and they will not change unless for weighty reasons. Nothing can render God's promises more certain: his giving them through Christ, assures us they are his promises; as the wonders God wrought in the life, resurrection, and ascension of his Son, confirm faith. The Holy Spirit makes Christians firm in the faith of the gospel: the quickening of the Spirit is an earnest of everlasting life; and the comforts of the Spirit are an earnest of everlasting joy. The apostle desired to spare the blame he feared would be unavoidable, if he had gone to Corinth before he learned what effect his former letter produced. Our strength and ability are owing to faith; and our comfort and joy must flow from faith. The holy tempers and gracious fruits which attend faith, secure from delusion in so important a matter.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 20. - For all the promises of God in him are yea; rather, For so many as be the promises of God, in him is the yea. All the promises of God find in him their unchangeable fulfilment. He was "a minister to confirm the promises" alike to the Jews and the Gentiles (Romans 15:8, 9); and "the premise of the eternal inheritance" can only be fulfilled in him (Hebrews 9:15). And in him Amen. The true reading is," Wherefore by him also is the Amen to God, uttered by us to his glory" (א, A, B, C, F, G, etc.). In Christ is the "yea" of immutable promise and absolute fulfilment; the Church utters the "Amen" of perfect faith and grateful adoration. Here, as in 1 Corinthians 14:16, we have a proof of the ancientness of the custom by which the congregation utters the "Amen" at the end of praise and prayer. But as the "yea" is in Christ, so it is only through him that we can receive the grace to utter aright the "Amen" to the glory of God.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For all the promises of God in him are

yea,.... This is a reason or argument proving what is before said, that "in" Christ "was yea", since "all the promises of God in him are yea"; and shows, that God has made many promises to his people: mention is here made of "promises", and of "all" the promises; or, as the words may be rendered, "as many promises of God". There are some which concern the temporal good of the saints; as that they shall not want any good thing; and though they shall be attended with afflictions, these shall work for their good, and they shall be supported under them. Others concern their spiritual good; some of which relate to God himself, that he will be their God, which includes his everlasting love, his gracious presence, and divine protection. Others relate to Christ as their surety and Saviour, by whom they are, and shall be justified and pardoned, in whom they are adopted, and by whom they shall be saved with an everlasting salvation: and others relate to the Spirit of God, as a spirit of illumination, faith, comfort, strength, and assistance, and to supplies of grace by him from Christ: and others concern everlasting life and happiness, and are all of them very ancient, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; are exceeding great and precious, suited to the various cases of God's people; are free and unconditional, immutable and irrevocable, and will all of them have their certain accomplishment. These promises are all "in" Christ; with and in whom could they be but in him, since he only existed when they were made, which was from everlasting? with and in whom should they be of right, but in him with whom the covenant, which contains these promises, were made, and who undertook the accomplishment of them? where could they be safe and secure but in him, in whose hands are the persons, grace, and glory of his people? not in Adam, nor in angels, nor in themselves, only in him. Moreover, these promises are "in him yea",

and in him amen; they are like the Gospel which exhibits them, consistent, and all of a piece; like the covenant which contains them, and is ordered in all things, and sure; and like the author of them, whose faithfulness and lovingkindness to his in Christ shall never fail; and like Christ himself, in whom they are, who is "the amen, the true and faithful witness, the same today, yesterday, and for ever"; by whose blood, the covenant, and all the promises of it, are ratified and confirmed, and in whom, who is the truth of them, they are all fulfilled. And these are

unto the glory of God by us; these serve to illustrate and advance the glory of God, when they are preached by us, and held forth by us in the Gospel, just as they are in Christ, free, absolute, and unconditional; and when they are received "by us" as believers in Christ; for the stronger we are in the faith of the promises, the more glory we give to God; faith by laying hold on, and embracing the promises, glorifies the veracity, faithfulness, power, and grace of God. The Syriac version puts the "Amen" into this last clause, and reads it thus, "therefore by him we give Amen to the glory of God".

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

20. Rather, How many soever be the promises of God, in Him is the "yea" ("faithfulness in His word": contrasted with the "yea and nay," 2Co 1:19, that is, inconstancy as to one's word).

and in him Amen—The oldest manuscripts read, "Wherefore through Him is the Amen"; that is, In Him is faithfulness ("yea") to His word, "wherefore through Him" is the immutable verification of it ("Amen"). As "yea" is His word, so "Amen" is His oath, which makes our assurance of the fulfilment doubly sure. Compare "two immutable things (namely, His word and His oath) in which it was impossible for God to lie" (Heb 6:18; Re 3:14). The whole range of Old Testament and New Testament promises are secure in their fulfilment for us in Christ.

unto the glory of God by us—Greek, "for glory unto God by us" (compare 2Co 4:15), that is, by our ministerial labors; by us His promises, and His unchangeable faithfulness to them, are proclaimed. Conybeare takes the "Amen" to be the Amen at the close of thanksgiving: but then "by us" would have to mean what it cannot mean here, "by us and you."

2 Corinthians 1:20 Additional Commentaries
Context
Paul's Change of Plans
19For the Son of God, Christ Jesus, who was preached among you by us-- by me and Silvanus and Timothy-- was not yes and no, but is yes in Him. 20For as many as are the promises of God, in Him they are yes; therefore also through Him is our Amen to the glory of God through us. 21Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and anointed us is God,…
Cross References
Romans 15:8
For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the Jews on behalf of God's truth, so that the promises made to the patriarchs might be confirmed

1 Corinthians 14:16
Otherwise when you are praising God in the Spirit, how can someone else, who is now put in the position of an inquirer, say "Amen" to your thanksgiving, since they do not know what you are saying?

Hebrews 13:8
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Revelation 3:14
"To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God's creation.
Treasury of Scripture

For all the promises of God in him are yes, and in him Amen, to the glory of God by us.

all.

Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your …

Genesis 22:18 And in your seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because …

Genesis 49:10 The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between …

Psalm 72:17 His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long …

Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin …

Isaiah 9:6,7 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government …

Luke 1:68-74 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he has visited and redeemed his people…

John 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man …

Acts 3:25,26 You are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God …

Acts 13:32-39 And we declare to you glad tidings, how that the promise which was …

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life …

Romans 15:8,9 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for …

Galatians 3:16-18,22 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He said not, …

Hebrews 6:12-19 That you be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith …

Hebrews 7:6 But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of …

Hebrews 9:10-15 Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal …

Hebrews 11:13,39,40 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having …

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

1 John 2:24,25 Let that therefore abide in you, which you have heard from the beginning…

1 John 5:11 And this is the record, that God has given to us eternal life, and …

Amen.

Isaiah 65:16 That he who blesses himself in the earth shall bless himself in the …

John 3:5 Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I say to you, Except a man be born …

Revelation 3:14 And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things …

unto.

2 Corinthians 4:6,15 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined …

Psalm 102:16 When the LORD shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory.

Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For your …

Luke 2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Romans 11:36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom …

Romans 15:7 Why receive you one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.

Ephesians 1:6,12-14 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he has made us accepted …

Ephesians 2:7 That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his …

Ephesians 3:8-10 To me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given…

Colossians 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of …

2 Thessalonians 1:10 When he shall come to be glorified in his saints…

1 Peter 1:12 To whom it was revealed, that not to themselves, but to us they did …

Revelation 7:12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honor…

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