2 Timothy 2:13
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New International Version
if we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself.

New Living Translation
If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful, for he cannot deny who he is.

English Standard Version
if we are faithless, he remains faithful— for he cannot deny himself.

Berean Study Bible
if we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.

Berean Literal Bible
if we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He is not able to deny Himself.

New American Standard Bible
If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.

King James Bible
If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
if we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.

International Standard Version
Our faith may fail, his never wanes— That's who he is, he cannot change!

NET Bible
If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful, since he cannot deny himself.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if we shall not have believed in him, he continues in his faithfulness, for he cannot renounce himself.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful because he cannot be untrue to himself.

New American Standard 1977
If we are faithless, He remains faithful; for He cannot deny Himself.

Jubilee Bible 2000
if we are unfaithful, yet he remains faithful; he cannot deny himself.

King James 2000 Bible
If we believe not, yet he abides faithful: he cannot deny himself.

American King James Version
If we believe not, yet he stays faithful: he cannot deny himself.

American Standard Version
if we are faithless, he abideth faithful; for he cannot deny himself.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If we believe not, he continueth faithful, he can not deny himself.

Darby Bible Translation
if we are unfaithful, he abides faithful, for he cannot deny himself.

English Revised Version
if we are faithless, he abideth faithful; for he cannot deny himself.

Webster's Bible Translation
If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.

Weymouth New Testament
"And even if *our* faith fails, He remains true--He cannot prove false to Himself."

World English Bible
If we are faithless, he remains faithful. He can't deny himself."

Young's Literal Translation
if we are not stedfast, he remaineth stedfast; to deny himself he is not able.
Study Bible
Grace and Perseverance
12if we endure, we will also reign with Him; if we deny Him, He will also deny us; 13if we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself. 14Remind the believers of these things, charging them before God to avoid quarreling over words; this is in no way profitable, and leads its listeners to ruin.…
Word Study

If. A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.

we are faithless,
apistoumen (V-PIA-1P)
To be unfaithful, disbelieve, refuse belief, prove false. From apistos; to be unbelieving, i.e. disbelieve, or disobey.

That, that one there, yonder. From ekei; that one (neuter) thing); often intensified by the article prefixed.

To remain, abide, stay, wait; with acc: I wait for, await. A primary verb; to stay.

Trustworthy, faithful, believing. From peitho; objectively, trustworthy; subjectively, trustful.

For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

He is not able
dynatai (V-PIM/P-3S)
(a) I am powerful, have (the) power, (b) I am able, I can. Of uncertain affinity; to be able or possible.

Perhaps from a and the middle voice of rheo; to contradict, i.e. Disavow, reject, abnegate.

Himself, herself, itself.

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:8-13 Let suffering saints remember, and look to Jesus, the Author and Finisher of their faith, who for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross, despised the shame, and is now set down at the right hand of the throne of God. We must not think it strange if the best men meet with the worst treatment; but this is cheering, that the word of God is not bound. Here we see the real and true cause of the apostle's suffering trouble in, or for, the sake of the gospel. If we are dead to this world, its pleasures, profits, and honours, we shall be for ever with Christ in a better world. He is faithful to his threatenings, and faithful to his promises. This truth makes sure the unbeliever's condemnation, and the believer's salvation.
Cross References
Numbers 23:19
"God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent; Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?

Deuteronomy 7:9
"Know therefore that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments;

Romans 3:3
What if some did not have faith? Will their lack of faith nullify God's faithfulness?

1 Corinthians 1:9
God, who has called you into fellowship with His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.

Titus 1:2
in the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began.
Treasury of Scripture

If we believe not, yet he stays faithful: he cannot deny himself.

yet.

Isaiah 25:1 O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you, I will praise your name; …

Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

Romans 3:3 For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith …

Romans 9:6 Not as though the word of God has taken none effect. For they are …

1 Thessalonians 5:24 Faithful is he that calls you, who also will do it.

2 Thessalonians 3:3 But the Lord is faithful, who shall establish you, and keep you from evil.

he cannot.

Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that …

Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before …

Hebrews 6:18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God …

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