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 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.
  • Bruce
    Jim: Yes, Unevenly Yoked in anything: But its mostly used for Marriage. Most believe They Will draw the other to Christ,But---? One Looks to The Light the other to Darkness. We can help the Lost. I will help anyone with almost anything,the Price: Hearing The Way of Salvation. I sometimes take them Fishing or invite for Supper. Sometimes One will go to Church.
  • Jim Kirkpatrick
    Being unequally yoked with unbelievers is correct, but it means not to run with them not to restrain from witnessing to them.
  • Wayne
    Ask God for a Christian young lady or young man to marry. God knows what you need and where they are. And ask the Holy Ghost to bring your hearts together in His love. I did and been married, to same Christian woman, 52 years. God Bless.
  • Bruce
    My son,Bruce died Thanksgiving day 2012. He was 42 years old. He eat dinner went outside, fell over. Aneurysm. His Mom died five years earlier. Doing dishes,just fell over.Aneurysm. With his death my heart was crushed. Yet at the same time I can Rejoice! My second wife died Dec.11 2013. Lost. His will be done. He's the calm in the storm. The peace that passes all understanding. Yes we can Rejoice
  • Irene123
    V.10 - As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; - I've had 2 recent experiences with this - as I know many of you have. About 2 1/2 mos. ago my 46 yr. old son had a heart attack, his heart stopped, they got it going again; he's fine now. Then this past Dec. 13 I came down with flu/pneumonia for 2 wks. Mighty prayer was sent up for us both of us by the ch. I'm fine, but thru it all I could REJOICE!!

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