2 Corinthians 1:20
New International Version
For no matter how many promises God has made, they are "Yes" in Christ. And so through him the "Amen" is spoken by us to the glory of God.

New Living Translation
For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory.

English Standard Version
For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.

Berean Study Bible
For all the promises of God are “Yes” in Christ. And so through Him, our “Amen” is spoken to the glory of God.

Berean Literal Bible
For as many as are the promises of God, in Him is the "Yes." Therefore also in Him, the "Amen" by us is for glory to God.

King James Bible
For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.

New King James Version
For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.

New American Standard Bible
For as many as the promises of God are, in Him they are yes; therefore through Him also is our Amen to the glory of God through us.

NASB 1995
For as many as are the promises of God, in Him they are yes; therefore also through Him is our Amen to the glory of God through us.

NASB 1977
For as many as may be the promises of God, in Him they are yes; wherefore also by Him is our Amen to the glory of God through us.

Amplified Bible
For as many as are the promises of God, in Christ they are [all answered] “Yes.” So through Him we say our “Amen” to the glory of God.

Christian Standard Bible
For every one of God’s promises is “Yes” in him. Therefore, through him we also say “Amen” to the glory of God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For every one of God's promises is "Yes" in Him. Therefore, the "Amen" is also spoken through Him by us for God's glory.

American Standard Version
For how many soever be the promises of God, in him is the yea: wherefore also through him is the Amen, unto the glory of God through us.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For all The Promises of God in him, ( that is in The Messiah ), were “Yes”; because of this we give the “Amen” by him to the glory of God.

Contemporary English Version
Christ says "Yes" to all God's promises. This is why we have Christ to say "Amen" for us to the glory of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For all the promises of God are in him, It is; therefore also by him, amen to God, unto our glory.

English Revised Version
For how many soever be the promises of God, in him is the yea: wherefore also through him is the Amen, unto the glory of God through us.

Good News Translation
for it is he who is the "Yes" to all of God's promises. This is why through Jesus Christ our "Amen" is said to the glory of God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Certainly, Christ made God's many promises come true. For that reason, because of our message, people also honor God by saying, "Amen!"

International Standard Version
For all God's promises are "Yes" in him. And so through him we can say "Amen," to the glory of God.

Literal Standard Version
for as many as [are] promises of God, in Him [are] the Yes, and in Him the Amen, for glory to God through us;

NET Bible
For every one of God's promises are "Yes" in him; therefore also through him the "Amen" is spoken, to the glory we give to God.

New Heart English Bible
For however many are the promises of God, in him they are "Yes." Therefore also through him they are "Amen," to the glory of God through us.

Weymouth New Testament
For all the promises of God, whatever their number, have their confirmation in Him; and for this reason through Him also our "Amen" acknowledges their truth and promotes the glory of God through our faith.

World English Bible
For however many are the promises of God, in him is the "Yes." Therefore also through him is the "Amen," to the glory of God through us.

Young's Literal Translation
for as many as are promises of God, in him are the Yes, and in him the Amen, for glory to God through us;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Paul's Change of Plans
19For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was proclaimed among you by me and Silvanus and Timothy, was not “Yes” and “No,” but in Him it has always been “Yes.” 20For all the promises of God are “Yes” in Christ. And so through Him, our “Amen” is spoken to the glory of God. 21Now it is God who establishes both us and you in Christ. He anointed us,…

Cross References
Romans 15:8
For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the circumcised on behalf of God's truth, to confirm the promises made to the patriarchs,

1 Corinthians 14:16
Otherwise, if you speak a blessing in spirit, how can someone who is uninstructed say "Amen" to your thanksgiving, since he does not know what you are saying?

Hebrews 13:8
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Revelation 3:14
To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Originator of God's creation.


Treasury of Scripture

For all the promises of God in him are yes, and in him Amen, to the glory of God by us.

all.

Genesis 3:15
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

Genesis 22:18
And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.

Genesis 49:10
The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.

Amen.

Isaiah 65:16
That he who blesseth himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth; and he that sweareth in the earth shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from mine eyes.

John 3:5
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

Revelation 3:14
And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;

unto.

2 Corinthians 4:6,15
For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ…

Psalm 102:16
When the LORD shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory.

Matthew 6:13
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.









(20) All the promises of God . . .--Literally, as many as are the promises of God. Many of the better MSS. give a different reading: "In him is the Yea, wherefore also by him is the Amen to God for glory by our means." The thought in either case is the same. The promises of God have been fulfilled and ratified in Christ. He was, as it were, a living incarnate "Amen" to those promises. Comp. St. John's use of the word Amen as a name of Christ, the "faithful and true witness" (Revelation 3:14). The words "by us" are determined by the context as referring to the preacher rather than to the hearers of the Word.

Verse 20. - For all the promises of God in him are yea; rather, For so many as be the promises of God, in him is the yea. All the promises of God find in him their unchangeable fulfilment. He was "a minister to confirm the promises" alike to the Jews and the Gentiles (Romans 15:8, 9); and "the premise of the eternal inheritance" can only be fulfilled in him (Hebrews 9:15). And in him Amen. The true reading is," Wherefore by him also is the Amen to God, uttered by us to his glory" (א, A, B, C, F, G, etc.). In Christ is the "yea" of immutable promise and absolute fulfilment; the Church utters the "Amen" of perfect faith and grateful adoration. Here, as in 1 Corinthians 14:16, we have a proof of the ancientness of the custom by which the congregation utters the "Amen" at the end of praise and prayer. But as the "yea" is in Christ, so it is only through him that we can receive the grace to utter aright the "Amen" to the glory of God.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

all
ὅσαι (hosai)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's 3745: How much, how great, how many, as great as, as much. By reduplication from hos; as As.

[the] promises
ἐπαγγελίαι (epangeliai)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's 1860: A promise. From epaggello; an announcement.

of God
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

[are]
τὸ (to)
Article - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

“Yes”
Ναί (Nai)
Particle
Strong's 3483: Yes, certainly, even so. A primary particle of strong affirmation; yes.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

[Christ].
αὐτῷ (autō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

And
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

so
διὸ (dio)
Conjunction
Strong's 1352: Wherefore, on which account, therefore. From dia and hos; through which thing, i.e. Consequently.

through
δι’ (di’)
Preposition
Strong's 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

Him,
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

[our]
τὸ (to)
Article - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

“Amen”
Ἀμὴν (Amēn)
Hebrew Word
Strong's 281: Of Hebrew origin; properly, firm, i.e. trustworthy; adverbially, surely.

is spoken
ἡμῶν (hēmōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Plural
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

to
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

[the] glory
δόξαν (doxan)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1391: From the base of dokeo; glory, in a wide application.

of God.
Θεῷ (Theō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.


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