2 Corinthians 1:18
New International Version
But as surely as God is faithful, our message to you is not "Yes" and "No."

New Living Translation
As surely as God is faithful, our word to you does not waver between “Yes” and “No.”

English Standard Version
As surely as God is faithful, our word to you has not been Yes and No.

Berean Study Bible
But as surely as God is faithful, our message to you is not “Yes” and “No.”

Berean Literal Bible
But God is faithful, that our word to you was not "Yes" and "No."

King James Bible
But as God is true, our word toward you was not yea and nay.

New King James Version
But as God is faithful, our word to you was not Yes and No.

New American Standard Bible
But as God is faithful, our word to you is not yes and no.

NASB 1995
But as God is faithful, our word to you is not yes and no.

NASB 1977
But as God is faithful, our word to you is not yes and no.

Amplified Bible
But [as surely as] God is faithful and means what He says, our message to you is not “Yes” and “No” [at the same time].

Christian Standard Bible
As God is faithful, our message to you is not “Yes and no.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As God is faithful, our message to you is not "Yes and no."

American Standard Version
But as God is faithful, our word toward you is not yea and nay.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
God is trustworthy, so that our word to you was not “Yes” and “No”.

Contemporary English Version
God can be trusted, and so can I, when I say our answer to you has always been "Yes" and never "No."

Douay-Rheims Bible
But God is faithful, for our preaching which was to you, was not, It is, and It is not.

English Revised Version
But as God is faithful, our word toward you is not yea and nay.

Good News Translation
As surely as God speaks the truth, my promise to you was not a "Yes" and a "No."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You can depend on God. Our message to you isn't false; it's true.

International Standard Version
As certainly as God is faithful, we haven't talked to you with mixed messages like that.

Literal Standard Version
And God [is] faithful, that our word to you did not become Yes and No,

NET Bible
But as God is faithful, our message to you is not "Yes" and "No."

New Heart English Bible
But as God is faithful, our word toward you is not "Yes and no."

Weymouth New Testament
As certainly as God is faithful, our language to you is not now "Yes" and now "No."

World English Bible
But as God is faithful, our word toward you was not "Yes and no."

Young's Literal Translation
and God is faithful, that our word unto you became not Yes and No,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Paul's Change of Plans
17When I planned this, did I do it carelessly? Or do I make my plans by human standards, so as to say “Yes, yes” when I really mean “No, no”? 18But as surely as God is faithful, our message to you is not “Yes” and “No.” 19For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was proclaimed among you by me and Silvanus and Timothy, was not “Yes” and “No,” but in Him it has always been “Yes.”…

Cross References
1 Corinthians 1:9
God, who has called you into fellowship with His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.

2 Corinthians 2:17
For we are not like so many others, who peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, as men sent from God.

2 Corinthians 6:8
through glory and dishonor, slander and praise; viewed as imposters, yet genuine;


Treasury of Scripture

But as God is true, our word toward you was not yes and no.

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2 Corinthians 1:23
Moreover I call God for a record upon my soul, that to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth.

2 Corinthians 11:31
The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not.

John 7:28
Then cried Jesus in the temple as he taught, saying, Ye both know me, and ye know whence I am: and I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom ye know not.

word.









(18) As God is true.--Literally, as God is faithful. The words were one of St. Paul's usual formulae of assertion. (Comp. 1Corinthians 1:9; 1Corinthians 10:13; 2Thessalonians 3:3.) In other instances it is followed commonly by a statement as to some act or attribute of God. Here it is more of the nature of an oath: "As God is faithful in all His words, so my speech" (the vague term is used to include preaching, writing, personal intercourse) "is true and faithful also." There had been no "Yes" and "No" in the same breath; no saying one thing when he meant another.

Verse 18. - But as God is true; rather, but God is faithful, whatever man may be (1 Corinthians 1:9; 1 Corinthians 10:13; 1 Thessalonians 5:24; 2 Thessalonians 3:3; 1 John 1:9). Our word towards you, etc. The verse should be rendered, But God is faithful, because (faithful herein, that) our preaching to you proved itself to be not yea and may. Whatever you may say of my plans and my conduct, there was one thing which involved an indubitable "yea," namely, my preaching to you. In that, at any rate, there was nothing capricious, nothing variable, nothing vacillating. St. Paul, in a manner characteristic to his moods of deepest emotion, "goes off at a word." The Corinthians talked of his "yea" and "nay" as though one was little better than the other, and neither could be depended on; well, at any rate, one thing, and that the most essential, was as sure as the faithfulness of God.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
But [as surely as]
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

God [is]
Θεὸς (Theos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

faithful,
πιστὸς (pistos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 4103: Trustworthy, faithful, believing. From peitho; objectively, trustworthy; subjectively, trustful.

our
ἡμῶν (hēmōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Plural
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

message
λόγος (logos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

to
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

you
ὑμᾶς (hymas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

is
ἔστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

not
οὐκ (ouk)
Adverb
Strong's 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

“Yes”
Ναί (Nai)
Particle
Strong's 3483: Yes, certainly, even so. A primary particle of strong affirmation; yes.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

“No.”
Οὔ (Ou)
Adverb
Strong's 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.


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