2 Corinthians 6:3

“Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Giuing no offence in any thing, that the ministery be not blamed:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

giving no cause for offense in anything, so that the ministry will not be discredited,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

giving no occasion of stumbling in anything, that our ministration be not blamed;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Giving no cause for trouble in anything, so that no one may be able to say anything against our work;
- Basic English Bible

giving no manner of offence in anything, that the ministry be not blamed;
- Darby Bible

Giving no offense in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:
- Webster's Bible

We endeavour to give people no cause for stumbling in anything, lest the work we are doing should fall into discredit.
- Weymouth Bible

We give no occasion of stumbling in anything, that our service may not be blamed,
- World English Bible

Yyue we to no man ony offencioun, that oure seruyce be not repreued;
- Wycliffe Bible

in nothing giving any cause of offence, that the ministration may be not blamed,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 6:3

6:3 Giving, as far as in us lies, no offence, that the ministry be not blamed on our account.

People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 6:3

2Co 6:3 Giving no offence in any thing. The participle "giving" refers to "we" (2Co 6:1). Paul describes the manner of life of himself and fellow ministers. They were careful that the ministry be not blamed. It matters not what be the talents of a minister, if there be no confidence in his purity of life, his influence will be neutralized. Every one should be anxious that his life hinder not the gospel.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 6

  • BSP
    Verse 4: In every way and aspect of life we want to show that we are ministers of God.
  • BSP
    Verse 13: We should widen out in our affections by getting to know and helping those of different races, ages, and nationalities. In this way we can imitate Jehovah God.
  • A disciple
    Hi Kurt; I like what you said regarding "our own whims, emotions, and personalities," and that "we must keep the discipline of God's intentions within us." The Word, "LET this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus;" like in the Proverbs, "LET thine heart retain MY WORDS;" our discipleship is toward moral excellence out of a good and honest heart, PROVING what is acceptable TO GOD in TRUTH.
  • Kurt
    How can we bring the Gospel to sinners without sinning? Take another Christian and have an entry and exit plan. Arm yourself with the Truth (Jesus), and the Spirit. Allow God to work his love towards sinners thru us, yet remain safely separate in the Armour, lest we may fall. We are subject to our own whims, emotions, and personalities, yet we must keep the discipline of God's intentions within us
  • Ray321
    Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
  • BSP
    Verse 2 is quoting Isaiah 49:8. Now is the especially acceptable time. We don't want to miss the purpose of God's undeserved kindness.

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