2 Corinthians 3:5

“Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Not that wee are sufficient of our selues to thinke any thing as of our selues: but our sufficiencie is of God:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as {coming} from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

not that we are sufficient of ourselves, to account anything as from ourselves; but our sufficiency is from God;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Not as if we were able by ourselves to do anything for which we might take the credit; but our power comes from God;
- Basic English Bible

not that we are competent of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves, but our competency [is] of God;
- Darby Bible

Not that we are sufficient by ourselves to think any thing as from ourselves; but our sufficiency is from God;
- Webster's Bible

not that of ourselves we are competent to decide anything by our own reasonings, but our competency comes from God.
- Weymouth Bible

not that we are sufficient of ourselves, to account anything as from ourselves; but our sufficiency is from God;
- World English Bible

not that we ben sufficient to thenke ony thing of vs, as of vs, but oure sufficience is of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think anything, as of ourselves, but our sufficiency [is] of God,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 3:5


3:5 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves - So much as to think one good thought; much less, to convert sinners.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 3:5


2Co 3:5 Not that we are sufficient by ourselves. He would claim no credit for the work at Corinth, as though it was his own, for all his strength was of God.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 3:5

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