2 Corinthians 8:21
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English Standard Version
for we aim at what is honorable not only in the Lord’s sight but also in the sight of man.

King James Bible
Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.

American Standard Version
for we take thought for things honorable, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For we forecast what may be good not only before God, but also before men.

English Revised Version
for we take thought for things honourable, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.

Webster's Bible Translation
Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.

Weymouth New Testament
For we seek not only God's approval of our integrity, but man's also.

2 Corinthians 8:21 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

We take thought (προνοούμενοι)

Beforehand (πρό). See on Romans 12:17. The words are from Proverbs 3:4, where the Septuagint reads, take thought for honorable things in the sight of the Lord and of men.

2 Corinthians 8:21 Parallel Commentaries

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for.

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

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

1 Timothy 5:14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house...

Titus 2:5-8 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed...

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...

not.

2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.

2 Corinthians 5:9-11 Why we labor, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him...

Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Matthew 6:1,4 Take heed that you do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise you have no reward of your Father which is in heaven...

Matthew 23:5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,

1 Thessalonians 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.

Cross References
Ruth 3:14
So she lay at his feet until the morning, but arose before one could recognize another. And he said, "Let it not be known that the woman came to the threshing floor."

Proverbs 3:4
So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man.

Romans 12:17
Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all.

Romans 14:18
Whoever thus serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men.

2 Corinthians 8:20
We take this course so that no one should blame us about this generous gift that is being administered by us,

2 Corinthians 8:22
And with them we are sending our brother whom we have often tested and found earnest in many matters, but who is now more earnest than ever because of his great confidence in you.

1 Timothy 3:7
Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil.

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