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 1:24

  • Paul acknowledged that the brothers in Corinth stood firm because of their own faith in Jehovah God. Paul saw no need to control the faith of his brothers, and he had no desire to do so. He was confident that they were faithful Christians who wanted to do what was right.

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