2 Corinthians 13:8
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©GreekStrong'sOrigin
For we canδυνάμεθα
(dunametha)
1410: to be able, to have powera prim. verb
do nothingοὐ
(ou)
3756: not, noa prim. word
againstκατὰ
(kata)
2596: down, against, according topreposition of uncertain origin
the truth,ἀληθείας
(alētheias)
225: truthfrom aléthés
but [only] for the truth.ἀληθείας
(alētheias)
225: truthfrom aléthés









KJV Lexicon
ου  particle - nominative
ou  oo:  no or not -- + long, nay, neither, never, no (man), none, (can-)not, + nothing, + special, un(-worthy), when, + without, + yet but.
γαρ  conjunction
gar  gar:  assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles)
δυναμεθα  verb - present middle or passive deponent indicative - first person
dunamai  doo'-nam-ahee:  to be able or possible -- be able, can (do, + -not), could, may, might, be possible, be of power.
τι  indefinite pronoun - accusative singular neuter
tis  tis:  some or any person or object
κατα  preposition
kata  kat-ah':  (prepositionally) down (in place or time), in varied relations
της  definite article - genitive singular feminine
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
αληθειας  noun - genitive singular feminine
aletheia  al-ay'-thi-a:  truth -- true, truly, truth, verity.
αλλ  conjunction
alla  al-lah':  other things, i.e. (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations) -- and, but (even), howbeit, indeed, nay, nevertheless, no, notwithstanding, save, therefore, yea, yet.
υπερ  preposition
huper  hoop-er':  over, i.e. (with the genitive case) of place, above, beyond, across, or causal, for the sake of, instead, regarding; with the accusative case superior to, more than -- (+ exceeding, abundantly) above, in (on) behalf of, beyond, by, + very chiefest, concerning, exceeding (above, -ly), for, + very highly, more (than), of, over, on the part of, for sake of, in stead, than, to(-ward), very. In the comparative, it retains many of the above applications.
της  definite article - genitive singular feminine
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
αληθειας  noun - genitive singular feminine
aletheia  al-ay'-thi-a:  truth -- true, truly, truth, verity.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
For we can do nothing against the truth, but only for the truth.

King James Bible
For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For we are not able to do anything against the truth, but only for the truth.

International Standard Version
For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth.

NET Bible
For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the sake of the truth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the cause of the truth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We can't do anything against the truth but only to help the truth.

King James 2000 Bible
For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.
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