2 Corinthians 6:7
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;

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,

New 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,

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

NASB 1995
in the word of truth, in the power of God; by the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and the left,

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

Amplified Bible
in [speaking] the word of truth, in the power of God; by the weapons of righteousness for the right hand [like holding the sword to attack] and for the left [like holding the shield to defend],

Christian Standard Bible
by the word of truth, by the power of God; through weapons of righteousness for the right hand and 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,

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,

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,

Contemporary English Version
We have spoken the truth, and God's power has worked in us. In all our struggles we have said and done only what is right.

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;

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,

Good News Translation
by our message of truth, and by the power of God. We have righteousness as our weapon, both to attack and to defend ourselves.

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

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

Literal Standard Version
in the word of truth, in the power of God, through the armor of righteousness, on the right and on the left,

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,

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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 yea and nay…

2 Corinthians 4:2
But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

2 Corinthians 7:14
For if I have boasted any thing to him of you, I am not ashamed; but as we spake all things to you in truth, even so our boasting, which I made before Titus, is found a truth.

the power.

2 Corinthians 10:4,5
(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) …

2 Corinthians 13:4
For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you.

Mark 16:20
And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

the armour.

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

Isaiah 59:17
For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloke.

Romans 13:12,13
The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light…

on the right.

Exodus 14:22
And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.

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









(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.) . . .

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).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
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.

truthful
ἀληθείας (alētheias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 225: From alethes; truth.

speech
λόγῳ (logō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

[and] 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.

[the] power
δυνάμει (dynamei)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1411: From dunamai; force; specially, miraculous power.

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

with
διὰ (dia)
Preposition
Strong's 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

the
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

weapons
ὅπλων (hoplōn)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's 3696: An instrument; plur: arms, weapons. Probably from a primary hepo; an implement or utensil or tool.

of righteousness
δικαιοσύνης (dikaiosynēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 1343: From dikaios; equity; specially justification.

in the
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

right hand
δεξιῶν (dexiōn)
Adjective - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's 1188: On the right hand, right hand, right. From dechomai; the right side or hand.

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

in [the] left;
ἀριστερῶν (aristerōn)
Adjective - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's 710: On the left hand. Apparently a comparative of the same as ariston; the left hand.


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