2 Corinthians 6:3
New International Version
We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will not be discredited.

New Living Translation
We live in such a way that no one will stumble because of us, and no one will find fault with our ministry.

English Standard Version
We put no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry,

Berean Study Bible
We put no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no one can discredit our ministry.

Berean Literal Bible
Placing no obstacle in anyone's way so that our ministry should not be blemished,

King James Bible
Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:

New King James Version
We give no offense in anything, that our ministry may not be blamed.

New American Standard Bible
giving no reason for taking offense in anything, so that the ministry will not be discredited,

NASB 1995
giving no cause for offense in anything, so that the ministry will not be discredited,

NASB 1977
giving no cause for offense in anything, in order that the ministry be not discredited,

Amplified Bible
we put no obstruction in anyone’s path, so that the ministry will not be discredited,

Christian Standard Bible
We are not giving anyone an occasion for offense, so that the ministry will not be blamed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
We give no opportunity for stumbling to anyone, so that the ministry will not be blamed.

American Standard Version
giving no occasion of stumbling in anything, that our ministration be not blamed;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Why should you give any person an occasion of stumbling in anything? Otherwise it would be a defect in our ministry.

Contemporary English Version
We don't want anyone to find fault with our work, and so we try hard not to cause problems.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Giving no offence to any man, that our ministry be not blamed:

English Revised Version
giving no occasion of stumbling in anything, that our ministration be not blamed;

Good News Translation
We do not want anyone to find fault with our work, so we try not to put obstacles in anyone's way.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We don't give people any opportunity to find fault with how we serve.

International Standard Version
We do not put an obstacle in anyone's way. Otherwise, fault may be found with our ministry.

Literal Standard Version
In nothing giving any cause of offense, that the ministry may not be blamed,

NET Bible
We do not give anyone an occasion for taking an offense in anything, so that no fault may be found with our ministry.

New Heart English Bible
We give no occasion of stumbling in anything, that our service may not be blamed,

Weymouth New Testament
We endeavour to give people no cause for stumbling in anything, lest the work we are doing should fall into discredit.

World English Bible
We give no occasion of stumbling in anything, that our service may not be blamed,

Young's Literal Translation
in nothing giving any cause of offence, that the ministration may be not blamed,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Paul's Hardships and God's Grace
2For He says: “In the time of favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” Behold, now is the time of favor; now is the day of salvation! 3We put no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no one can discredit our ministry. 4Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships, and calamities;…

Cross References
Acts 19:27
There is danger not only that our business will fall into disrepute, but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis will be discredited and her majesty deposed--she who is worshiped by all the province of Asia and the whole world."

1 Corinthians 8:9
Be careful, however, that your freedom does not become a stumbling block to the weak.

1 Corinthians 8:13
Therefore, if what I eat causes my brother to stumble, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause him to stumble.

1 Corinthians 9:12
If others have this right to your support, shouldn't we have it all the more? But we did not exercise this right. Instead, we put up with anything rather than hinder the gospel of Christ.


Treasury of Scripture

Giving no offense in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:

2 Corinthians 1:12
For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.

2 Corinthians 8:20
Avoiding this, that no man should blame us in this abundance which is administered by us:

Matthew 17:27
Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.









(3) Giving no offence . . .--The participial construction is resumed from 2Corinthians 6:1, 2Corinthians 6:2 being treated as parenthetical. A subtle distinction in the two forms of the Greek negative suggests the thought that he is here giving, as it were, his own estimate of his aim and endeavour in his work. He avoids all occasion of offence, not because he fears censure for himself, but that "the ministry be not blamed."

Verse 3. - Giving no offence in anything. An undercurrent of necessary self defence runs through St. Paul's exhortation. The participle is, like "fellow workers," a nominative to "we exhort you" in ver. 1. Offence. The word here is not skandalon, which is so often rendered "offence," but proskope, which occurs here alone in the New Testament, and is not found in the LXX. It means "a cause of stumbling." Proskomma, a stumbling block, is used in 1 Corinthians 8:9. Be not blamed. When any just blame can be attached to the minister, the force of the ministry of reconciliation is fatally weakened. (For the word, see 2 Corinthians 8:20.)

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
We put
διδόντες (didontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 1325: To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

no
Μηδεμίαν (Mēdemian)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3367: No one, none, nothing.

obstacle
προσκοπήν (proskopēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4349: A cause of stumbling, offense, shock. From proskopto; a stumbling, i.e. occasion of sin.

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.

[anyone’s] {way},
μηδενὶ (mēdeni)
Adjective - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3367: No one, none, nothing.

so that
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

no one
μὴ (mē)
Adverb
Strong's 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

can discredit
μωμηθῇ (mōmēthē)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 3469: To blame, find fault with, slander. From momos; to carp at, i.e. Censure.

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

ministry.
διακονία (diakonia)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1248: Waiting at table; in a wider sense: service, ministration. From diakonos; attendance; figuratively aid, service.


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