2 Corinthians 13:7
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English Standard Version
But we pray to God that you may not do wrong—not that we may appear to have met the test, but that you may do what is right, though we may seem to have failed.

King James Bible
Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates.

American Standard Version
Now we pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we may appear approved, but that ye may do that which is honorable, though we be as reprobate.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now we pray God, that you may do no evil, not that we may appear approved, but that you may do that which is good, and that we may be as reprobates.

English Revised Version
Now we pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we may appear approved, but that ye may do that which is honourable, though we be as reprobate.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we should be as reprobates.

Weymouth New Testament
And our prayer to God is that you may do nothing wrong; not in order that our sincerity may be demonstrated, but that you may do what is right, even though our sincerity may seem to be doubtful.

2 Corinthians 13:7 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Not that we should appear approved, etc.

The sense of the verse is this: We pray God that you do no evil, not in order that your good conduct may attest the excellence of our teaching and example, so that we shall be approved; but in order that you may do what is good, thus rendering it impossible for us to prove our apostolic authority by administering discipline. In that case we shall be as men unapproved. Stanley remarks that, in the light of this verse, Paul might have added to 2 Corinthians 6:9, as without proof and yet as aprroved.

2 Corinthians 13:7 Parallel Commentaries

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I pray.

2 Corinthians 13:9 For we are glad, when we are weak, and you are strong: and this also we wish, even your perfection.

1 Chronicles 4:10 And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that you would bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast...

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

John 17:15 I pray not that you should take them out of the world, but that you should keep them from the evil.

Philippians 1:9-11 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment...

1 Thessalonians 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly...

2 Timothy 4:18 And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me to his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever...

approved.

2 Corinthians 6:4 But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,

2 Corinthians 10:18 For not he that commends himself is approved, but whom the Lord commends.

Romans 16:10 Salute Apelles approved in Christ. Salute them which are of Aristobulus' household.

1 Corinthians 11:19 For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.

2 Timothy 2:15 Study to show yourself approved to God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endures temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life...

*Gr:

honest.

2 Corinthians 8:21 Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.

Romans 12:17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

Romans 13:13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure...

1 Timothy 2:2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

1 Peter 2:12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works...

as reprobates.

2 Corinthians 6:8,9 By honor and dishonor, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true...

2 Corinthians 10:10 For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible.

1 Corinthians 4:9-13 For I think that God has set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle to the world...

Cross References
Romans 1:28
And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.

2 Corinthians 13:6
I hope you will find out that we have not failed the test.

2 Corinthians 13:8
For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth.

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