2 Corinthians 1:24

“Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Not for that we haue dominion ouer your faith, but are helpers of your ioy: for by faith ye stand.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Not that we lord it over your faith, but are workers with you for your joy; for in your faith you are standing firm.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Not that we have lordship over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for in faith ye stand fast.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Not that we have authority over your faith, but we are helpers of your joy: for it is faith which is your support.
- Basic English Bible

Not that we rule over your faith, but are fellow-workmen of your joy: for by faith ye stand.
- Darby Bible

Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.
- Webster's Bible

Not that we want to lord it over you in respect of your faith--we do, however, desire to help your joy--for in the matter of your faith you are standing firm.
- Weymouth Bible

Not that we have lordship over your faith, but are fellow workers with you for your joy. For you stand firm in faith.
- World English Bible

not that we are lords over your faith, but we are workers together with your joy, for by the faith ye stand.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 1:24


1:24 Not that we have dominion over your faith - This is the prerogative of God alone. But are helpers of your joy - And faith from which it springs. For by faith ye have stood - To this day. We see the light in which ministers should always consider themselves, and in which they are to be considered by others. Not as having dominion over the faith of their people, and having a right to dictate by their own authority what they shall believe, or what they shall do; but as helpers of their joy, by helping them forward in faith and holiness. In this view, how amiable does their office appear! and how friendly to the happiness of mankind! How far, then, are they from true benevolence, who would expose it to ridicule and contempt!


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 1:24


2Co 1:24 Not for that we have dominion over your faith. Not that he would exercise a lordship. How different this is from the arrogant style of a Catholic bishop! But are helpers of your joy. Paul wishes rather to be a helper. For by faith ye stand. Faith in Christ. He hath dominion. Every disciple is accountable to him. Not even an apostle can come between.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 1

  • Brianna
    Vs. 4 Our God has supplied us comfort through the pages of the Bible. Many of the persons in the Bible serve as an example to us. As we read their examples and overcome trials we can be a source of encouragement to others. May we heed the counsel Matt. 28:19,20 and share the good news.
  • Geraldine Cole
    Praise Jesus u right Peter K.marrage is only for this world their is No marriage in heaven with man and women if u were marry here thats it. Praise the Lord we will Just deal with spiritual issus then what a time it will be just to see Jesus the one who died for me so let love one another and be good to one another don't let the devil trick u out of your life with Jesus he wants your soul Amen
  • Johnnie Mae Harris
    All powers are in the hands of God through our savior Christ Jesus and through Faith we all are partakers of that Divine Love. There's no yea or nay but only through that Love and Faith is yea in the heart of God but through our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus. Amen
  • Bro, Chigozie
    We Are To Comfort One Another Who Were Undergoing De Same Trials Of Faith Persecution Or Tribulation With Us, Truly Heaven Is Real,
  • Brianna vs. 11
    Verse 11 highlights the strength of the power of prayer. Here, Paul states that one way to help others is to pray for them. Just as prayer helped Peter escape unjust imprisonment, when we offer heartfelt prayer in the behalf of others, Jehovah God will certainly take notice.
  • Peter Nwogu Okim
    the chapter deals with how our lives should be as Christian s and how we should respond to challenging situations that may threaten our faith, knowing that at the end we can only come out more stronger than we started. glory to God for ever.

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