2 Corinthians 13:7
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New International Version
Now we pray to God that you will not do anything wrong--not so that people will see that we have stood the test but so that you will do what is right even though we may seem to have failed.

New Living Translation
We pray to God that you will not do what is wrong by refusing our correction. I hope we won't need to demonstrate our authority when we arrive. Do the right thing before we come--even if that makes it look like we have failed to demonstrate our authority.

English Standard Version
But we pray to God that you may not do wrong—not that we may appear to have met the test, but that you may do what is right, though we may seem to have failed.

Berean Study Bible
Now we pray to God that you will not do anything wrong--not that we will appear to have stood the test, but that you will do what is right, even if we appear to have failed.

Berean Literal Bible
Now I pray to God for you to do nothing wrong. Not that we might appear approved, but that you may do what is right, though we might appear as unapproved.

New American Standard Bible
Now we pray to God that you do no wrong; not that we ourselves may appear approved, but that you may do what is right, even though we may appear unapproved.

King James Bible
Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now we pray to God that you do nothing wrong--not that we may appear to pass the test, but that you may do what is right, even though we may appear to fail.

International Standard Version
We pray to God that you will not do anything wrong—not to show that we have not failed the test, but so that you may do what is right, even if we seem to have failed.

NET Bible
Now we pray to God that you may not do anything wrong, not so that we may appear to have passed the test, but so that you may do what is right even if we may appear to have failed the test.

New Heart English Bible
Now we pray to God that you do no evil; not that we may appear approved, but that you may do that which is honorable, though we are as reprobate.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But I ask of God that nothing evil shall be in you, so that our proofs may appear, but that you would be doing good, and we may be as if worthless.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We pray to God that you won't do anything wrong. It's not that we want to prove that we've passed the test. Rather, we want you to do whatever is right, even if we seem to have failed.

New American Standard 1977
Now we pray to God that you do no wrong; not that we ourselves may appear approved, but that you may do what is right, even though we should appear unapproved.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now I pray to God that ye do no evil, not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is good, though we be as reprobates.

King James 2000 Bible
Now I pray to God that you do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that you should do that which is honest, though we be as failures.

American King James Version
Now I pray to God that you do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that you should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates.

American Standard Version
Now we pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we may appear approved, but that ye may do that which is honorable, though we be as reprobate.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now we pray God, that you may do no evil, not that we may appear approved, but that you may do that which is good, and that we may be as reprobates.

Darby Bible Translation
But we pray to God that ye may do nothing evil; not that we may appear approved, but that ye may do what is right, and we be as reprobates.

English Revised Version
Now we pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we may appear approved, but that ye may do that which is honourable, though we be as reprobate.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we should be as reprobates.

Weymouth New Testament
And our prayer to God is that you may do nothing wrong; not in order that our sincerity may be demonstrated, but that you may do what is right, even though our sincerity may seem to be doubtful.

World English Bible
Now I pray to God that you do no evil; not that we may appear approved, but that you may do that which is honorable, though we are as reprobate.

Young's Literal Translation
and I pray before God that ye do no evil, not that we may appear approved, but that ye may do that which is right, and we may be as disapproved;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
13:7-10 The most desirable thing we can ask of God, for ourselves and our friends, is to be kept from sin, that we and they may not do evil. We have far more need to pray that we may not do evil, than that we may not suffer evil. The apostle not only desired that they might be kept from sin, but also that they might grow in grace, and increase in holiness. We are earnestly to pray to God for those we caution, that they may cease to do evil, and learn to do well; and we should be glad for others to be strong in the grace of Christ, though it may be the means of showing our own weakness. let us also pray that we may be enabled to make a proper use of all our talents.
Study Bible
Examine Yourselves
6And I hope you will realize that we have not failed the test. 7Now we pray to God that you will not do anything wrong — not that we will appear to have stood the test, but that you will do what is right, even if we appear to have failed. 8For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth.…
Cross References
Romans 1:28
Furthermore, since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, He gave them up to a depraved mind, to do what should not be done.

2 Corinthians 13:6
And I hope you will realize that we have not failed the test.

2 Corinthians 13:8
For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth.
Treasury of Scripture

Now I pray to God that you do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that you should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates.

I pray.

2 Corinthians 13:9 For we are glad, when we are weak, and you are strong: and this also …

1 Chronicles 4:10 And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that you would …

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

John 17:15 I pray not that you should take them out of the world, but that you …

Philippians 1:9-11 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge …

1 Thessalonians 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly…

2 Timothy 4:18 And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve …

approved.

2 Corinthians 6:4 But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in …

2 Corinthians 10:18 For not he that commends himself is approved, but whom the Lord commends.

Romans 16:10 Salute Apelles approved in Christ. Salute them which are of Aristobulus' …

1 Corinthians 11:19 For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved …

2 Timothy 2:15 Study to show yourself approved to God, a workman that needs not …

James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endures temptation: for when he is tried, …

honest.

2 Corinthians 8:21 Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but …

Romans 12:17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the …

Romans 13:13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, …

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are …

1 Timothy 2:2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a …

1 Peter 2:12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas …

as reprobates.

2 Corinthians 6:8,9 By honor and dishonor, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, …

2 Corinthians 10:10 For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily …

1 Corinthians 4:9-13 For I think that God has set forth us the apostles last, as it were …

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