2 Corinthians 11:31
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New International Version
The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, who is to be praised forever, knows that I am not lying.

New Living Translation
God, the Father of our Lord Jesus, who is worthy of eternal praise, knows I am not lying.

English Standard Version
The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, he who is blessed forever, knows that I am not lying.

New American Standard Bible
The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, He who is blessed forever, knows that I am not lying.

King James Bible
The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, who is praised forever, knows I am not lying.

International Standard Version
The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, who is blessed forever, knows that I am not lying.

NET Bible
The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, who is blessed forever, knows I am not lying.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
God The Father of our Lord Yeshua The Messiah, blessed to the eternity of eternities, knows that I do not lie.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, who is praised forever, knows that I'm not lying.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is blessed for evermore, knows that I do not lie.

King James 2000 Bible
The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is blessed forevermore, knows that I lie not.

American King James Version
The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for ever more, knows that I lie not.

American Standard Version
The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, he who is blessed for evermore knoweth that I lie not.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is blessed for ever, knoweth that I lie not.

Darby Bible Translation
The God and Father of the Lord Jesus knows -- he who is blessed for ever -- that I do not lie.

English Revised Version
The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, he who is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not.

Webster's Bible Translation
The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not.

Weymouth New Testament
The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ--He who is blessed throughout the Ages--knows that I am speaking the truth.

World English Bible
The God and Father of the Lord Jesus Christ, he who is blessed forevermore, knows that I don't lie.

Young's Literal Translation
the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ -- who is blessed to the ages -- hath known that I do not lie! --
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

11:22-33 The apostle gives an account of his labours and sufferings; not out of pride or vain-glory, but to the honour of God, who enabled him to do and suffer so much for the cause of Christ; and shows wherein he excelled the false apostles, who tried to lessen his character and usefulness. It astonishes us to reflect on this account of his dangers, hardships, and sufferings, and to observe his patience, perseverance, diligence, cheerfulness, and usefulness, in the midst of all these trials. See what little reason we have to love the pomp and plenty of this world, when this blessed apostle felt so much hardship in it. Our utmost diligence and services appear unworthy of notice when compared with his, and our difficulties and trials scarcely can be perceived. It may well lead us to inquire whether or not we really are followers of Christ. Here we may study patience, courage, and firm trust in God. Here we may learn to think less of ourselves; and we should ever strictly keep to truth, as in God's presence; and should refer all to his glory, as the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is blessed for evermore.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 31. - The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. This solemn asseveration does not seem to be retrospective. It is used to preface what was perhaps intended to be a definite sketch of the most perilous incidents and trials of his life, which would have been to us of inestimable value. This awful attestation of his truthfulness was necessary,

(1) because even the very little which we do know shows us that the tale would have been "passing strange;" and

(2) because his base and shameless calumniators had evidently insinuated that he was not straightforward (2 Corinthians 12:16). (On the phrases used, see 2 Corinthians 1:23; 1 Corinthians 15:24; Ephesians 1:3.)

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

he God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.... These words are in the form of an oath, and are a solemn appeal to God, that knows all things, for the truth of the whole that he had declared in the foregoing verses, and of the remarkable deliverance related in the following. "God", says he, who is the searcher of hearts, and an omniscient being, to whom all things are open and manifest,

knoweth that I lie not; in anyone single instance he had mentioned, nor in what he was about to declare; which because it was a fact done by a stratagem, and a good while ago, and which was not known to the Corinthians, and of which perhaps at that time he could not produce any witnesses; therefore calls God to testify the truth of it, whom he describes as "the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ"; God is his "God" as Mediator, and head of the elect, to whom as to them he is a covenant God; and as man, being his Creator, supporter, and the object of his faith, hope, love, and worship; and his "Father" as God, and the Son of God, by supernatural generation, being the only begotten of him, in a way ineffable and inexpressible: "and who is blessed for evermore"; in himself, and Son, and Spirit, and is the source of all happiness to his creatures.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

31. This solemn asseveration refers to what follows. The persecution at Damascus was one of the first and greatest, and having no human witness of it to adduce to the Corinthians, as being a fact that happened long before and was known to few, he appeals to God for its truth. Luke (Ac 9:25) afterwards recorded it (compare Ga 1:20), [Bengel]. It may ALSO refer to the revelation in 2Co 12:1, standing in beautiful contrast to his humiliating escape from Damascus.

2 Corinthians 11:31 Additional Commentaries
Context
Paul's Sufferings and Service
30If I have to boast, I will boast of what pertains to my weakness. 31The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, He who is blessed forever, knows that I am not lying. 32In Damascus the ethnarch under Aretas the king was guarding the city of the Damascenes in order to seize me,…
Cross References
Romans 1:25
They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator--who is forever praised. Amen.

2 Corinthians 11:11
Why? Because I do not love you? God knows I do!

Galatians 1:20
I assure you before God that what I am writing you is no lie.
Treasury of Scripture

The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for ever more, knows that I lie not.

God.

2 Corinthians 1:3,23 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father …

John 10:30 I and my Father are one.

John 20:17 Jesus said to her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my …

Romans 1:9 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son…

Romans 9:1 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing …

Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed …

Ephesians 3:14 For this cause I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Galatians 1:2,3 And all the brothers which are with me, to the churches of Galatia…

Colossians 1:3 We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying …

1 Thessalonians 2:5 For neither at any time used we flattering words, as you know, nor …

1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ…

which.

Nehemiah 9:5 Then the Levites, Jeshua, and Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabniah, Sherebiah, Hodijah…

Psalm 41:13 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. …

Romans 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served …

Romans 9:5 Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ …

1 Timothy 1:11,17 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed …

1 Timothy 6:16 Who only has immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can …

knoweth. See on.

2 Corinthians 11:10 As the truth of Christ is in me, no man shall stop me of this boasting …

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