2 Corinthians 6:7
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New International Version
in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left;

New Living Translation
We faithfully preach the truth. God's power is working in us. We use the weapons of righteousness in the right hand for attack and the left hand for defense.

English Standard Version
by truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left;

Berean Study Bible
in truthful speech and in the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left;

Berean Literal Bible
in the word of truth, in the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left;

New American Standard Bible
in the word of truth, in the power of God; by the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and the left,

King James Bible
By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
by the message of truth, by the power of God; through weapons of righteousness on the right hand and the left,

International Standard Version
truthful speech, and divine power; through the weapons of righteousness in the right and left hands;

NET Bible
by truthful teaching, by the power of God, with weapons of righteousness both for the right hand and for the left,

New Heart English Bible
in the word of truth, in the power of God; by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
By the message of the truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness that is on the right and on the left,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
truthfulness, and the presence of God's power. We demonstrate that we are God's servants

New American Standard 1977
in the word of truth, in the power of God; by the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and the left,

Jubilee Bible 2000
in the word of truth, in the power of God through the weapons of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,

King James 2000 Bible
By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,

American King James Version
By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,

American Standard Version
in the word of truth, in the power of God; by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,

Douay-Rheims Bible
In the word of truth, in the power of God; by the armour of justice on the right hand and on the left;

Darby Bible Translation
in [the] word of truth, in [the] power of God; through the arms of righteousness on the right hand and left,

English Revised Version
in the word of truth, in the power of God; by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,

Webster's Bible Translation
By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,

Weymouth New Testament
by the proclamation of the truth, by the power of God; by the weapons of righteousness, wielded in both hands;

World English Bible
in the word of truth, in the power of God; by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,

Young's Literal Translation
in the word of truth, in the power of God, through the armour of the righteousness, on the right and on the left,
Study Bible
Paul's Hardships and God's Grace
6in purity, knowledge, patience, and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love; 7in truthful speech and in the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left; 8through glory and dishonor, slander and praise; viewed as imposters, yet genuine;…
Cross References
Romans 13:12
The night is nearly over; the day has drawn near. So let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.

1 Corinthians 2:5
so that your faith would not rest on men's wisdom, but on God's power.

2 Corinthians 2:17
For we are not like so many others, who peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, as men sent from God.

2 Corinthians 4:2
Instead, we have renounced secret and shameful ways. We do not practice deceit, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by open proclamation of the truth, we commend ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

2 Corinthians 10:4
The weapons of our warfare are not the weapons of the world. Instead, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.

Ephesians 6:11
Put on the full armor of God, so that you can make your stand against the devil's schemes.

James 1:18
He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we would be a kind of firstfruits of His creation.
Treasury of Scripture

By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,

the word.

2 Corinthians 1:18-20 But as God is true, our word toward you was not yes and no…

2 Corinthians 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in …

2 Corinthians 7:14 For if I have boasted any thing to him of you, I am not ashamed; …

Psalm 119:43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have …

Ephesians 1:13 In whom you also trusted, after that you heard the word of truth, …

Ephesians 4:21 If so be that you have heard him, and have been taught by him, as …

Colossians 1:5 For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof you heard …

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

James 1:18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should …

the power.

2 Corinthians 10:4,5 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through …

2 Corinthians 13:4 For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he lives by the …

Mark 16:20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with …

Acts 11:21 And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, …

1 Corinthians 1:24 But to them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power …

1 Corinthians 2:4,5 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's …

Ephesians 1:19,20 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, …

Ephesians 3:20 Now to him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that …

Hebrews 2:4 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with …

the armour.

Isaiah 11:5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness …

Isaiah 59:17 For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation …

Romans 13:12,13 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast …

Ephesians 6:11,13,14 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against …

1 Thessalonians 5:8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate …

2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

on the right.

Exodus 14:22 And the children of Israel went into the middle of the sea on the …

Proverbs 3:16 Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honor.

(7) By the word of truth.--Both words are, in the Greek, without the article, and this throws a slight shade of doubt upon their meaning. With the article, the same combination occurs in Ephesians 1:13; 2Timothy 2:15; and there can be no doubt that there the sense is objective--"the word which conveys the truth of God to men." Here a subjective meaning, "a word of truthfulness," or "truthful word," as distinct from insincerity of speech, is grammatically possible; but in James 1:18, where precisely the same combination occurs, we have ample warrant for retaining the objective meaning even here.

By the power of God.--Here, again, the words hover between a general and a specific sense. As distinguished from the "Holy Ghost" in 2Corinthians 6:6, and looking to the general use of the Greek word for "power," it seems natural to refer the word here chiefly, though, perhaps, not exclusively, to the supernatural power given by God for working miracles. (Comp. especially 2Corinthians 12:12; 1Corinthians 2:5; 1Corinthians 12:10; 1Corinthians 12:28-29.)

By the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left.--The thought is found in a more expanded form in Ephesians 6:11-17; 1Thessalonians 5:8. Its recurrence in 2Corinthians 10:4 shows how familiar it was to St. Paul's mind. Here it is presented in a more condensed form, but its meaning is sufficiently obvious. The weapon of the right hand is "the sword of the Spirit," aggressive in the conflict with evil (Ephesians 6:17). The armour for the left hand is defensive, the "shield of faith," which is our defence against the fiery darts of the wicked (Ephesians 6:16). This gives, it is believed, a better meaning than the interpretation which translates the Greek word by "instruments," as in Romans 6:13, and taking these as meaning opportunities for action, sees in the two adjectives the meaning which sometimes attaches to them in Greek authors, and was derived from the usages of Greek divination, as "favourable" and "unfavourable." It has been urged that the absence of the Greek article before "weapons on the left" is against the distinction which has been drawn above, and therefore that the words refer to the breast-plate which encompasses both sides of the body; but this, though a tenable view grammatically, is somewhat over-subtle. A man dictating a letter under the influence of strong emotion is not always mindful of minute grammatical distinctions, such as that on which this last interpretation rests.

Verse 7. - By the word of truth. St. Paul now passes to the more specific endowments of the true teacher (comp. 2 Corinthians 2:17; 2 Corinthians 4:2; 1 Corinthians 2:4; Galatians 2:5). By the power of God; literally, in power of God (2 Corinthians 4:7; 1 Corinthians 2:4; 1 Corinthians 4:20). "For the kingdom of God is not [only] in word, but in power." By the armour of righteousness. Here first the preposition "in" (ἐν) is changed for "through," "by means of" (διὰ). Armour; rather, arms. On the right hand and on the left. That is, both by offensive weapons and a defensive panoply (2 Corinthians 10:4; Ephesians 6:11-17; 1 Thessalonians 5:8). By the word of truth,.... By preaching the Gospel, truly, sincerely, without any adulteration of it, which comes from the God of truth, has for its subject matter Christ, who is the truth, and into which ministers are guided by the Spirit of truth, and every doctrine of which is truth:

by the power of God; accompanying the word to the conversion and salvation of multitudes of souls; or by the signs, wonders, and miracles which were wrought for the confirmation of it:

by the armour of righteousness, on the right hand, and on the left: meaning, either the whole armour of God, with which a Christian is all over clothed from head to foot, and in the strength of Christ may engage any adversary without fear; or else particularly the sword of the Spirit in the right hand, and the shield of faith in the left, whereby both the offensive and defensive part may be acted; or, as others think, uprightness of conscience, and holiness of life and conversation; with which being blessed, though on the one hand he meets with prosperity, and on the other hand with adversity, he is not lifted up with the one, nor cast down with the other; he is moved by neither, but passes on unconcerned. 7. By the word of truth, by the power of God—rather, "In … in," etc. As to "the word of truth" (compare 2Co 4:2; Col 1:5), and "the (miraculous) power of God" (2Co 4:7); 1Co 2:4, "in demonstration of the Spirit and of power."

by the armour—Greek, "through" or "by means of the armor." "Righteousness," which is the breastplate alone in Eph 6:13-17, here is made the whole Christian panoply (compare 2Co 10:4).

on … right … and … left—that is, guarding on every side.6:1-10 The gospel is a word of grace sounding in our ears. The gospel day is a day of salvation, the means of grace the means of salvation, the offers of the gospel the offers of salvation, and the present time the proper time to accept these offers. The morrow is none of ours: we know not what will be on the morrow, nor where we shall be. We now enjoy a day of grace; then let all be careful not to neglect it. Ministers of the gospel should look upon themselves as God's servants, and act in every thing suitably to that character. The apostle did so, by much patience in afflictions, by acting from good principles, and by due temper and behaviour. Believers, in this world, need the grace of God, to arm them against temptations, so as to bear the good report of men without pride; and so as to bear their reproaches with patience. They have nothing in themselves, but possess all things in Christ. Of such differences is a Christian's life made up, and through such a variety of conditions and reports, is our way to heaven; and we should be careful in all things to approve ourselves to God. The gospel, when faithfully preached, and fully received, betters the condition even of the poorest. They save what before they riotously spent, and diligently employ their time to useful purposes. They save and gain by religion, and thus are made rich, both for the world to come and for this, when compared with their sinful, profligate state, before they received the gospel.
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