2 Corinthians 13:7

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now I pray to God, that ye doe no euill, not that we should appeare approued, but that ye should doe þt which is honest, though we be as reprobates.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now we pray to God that you do no wrong; not that we ourselves may appear approved, but that you may do what is right, even though we may appear unapproved.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now our prayer to God is that you may do no evil; not in order that it may be put to our credit, but so that you may do what is right, whatever we may seem.
- Basic English Bible

But we pray to God that ye may do nothing evil; not that *we* may appear approved, but that *ye* may do what is right, and *we* be as reprobates.
- Darby 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 should be as reprobates.
- Webster's Bible

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.
- Weymouth Bible

Now I pray to God that you do no evil; not that we may appear approved, but that you may do that which is honorable, though we are as reprobate.
- World English Bible

And we preien the Lord, that ye do no thing of yuel; not that we seme preued, but that ye do that that is good, and that we ben as repreuable.
- Wycliffe Bible

and I pray before God that ye do no evil, not that we may appear approved, but that ye may do that which is right, and we may be as disapproved;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 13:7


13:7 I pray God that ye may do no evil - To give me occasion of showing my apostolical power. I do not desire to appear approved - By miraculously punishing you. But that ye may do that which is good, though we should be as reprobates - Having no occasion to give that proof of our apostleship.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 13:7


2Co 13:7 Now I pray to God that ye do no evil, etc. If they should do evil, Paul's display of power would show that he was not a reprobate (2Co 13:6), but he prays that their freedom from evil may leave him without that proof. 2Co 13:8,9 show that he desires only to promote the truth.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 13:7

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