2 Timothy 2:13
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English Standard Version
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.

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.

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."

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Vincent's Word Studies

If we believe not (εἰ ἀπιστοῦμεν)

Better, are faithless or untrue to him. Comp. Romans 3:3. In Pastorals only here.

Faithful (πιστὸς)

True to his own nature, righteous character, and requirements, according to which he cannot accept as faithful one who has proved untrue to him. To do this would be to deny himself.

2 Timothy 2:13 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

yet.

Isaiah 25:1 O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you, I will praise your name; for you have done wonderful things...

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 of God without effect?

Romans 9:6 Not as though the word of God has taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel:

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 he should repent: has he said, and shall he not do it?...

Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

Hebrews 6:18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation...

Cross References
Numbers 23:19
God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?

Deuteronomy 7:9
Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations,

Romans 3:3
What if some were unfaithful? Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God?

1 Corinthians 1:9
God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Titus 1:2
in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began

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