2 Corinthians 13:7
Good News Translation
We pray to God that you will do no wrong--not in order to show that we are a success, but so that you may do what is right, even though we may seem to be failures.

Contemporary English Version
We pray you will stop doing evil things. We don't pray like this to make ourselves look good, but to get you to do right, even if we are failures.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now we pray God that you may do no evil, not that we may appear approved, but that you may do that which is good and that we may be as reprobates.

New American Bible
But we pray to God that you may not do evil, not that we may appear to have passed the test but that you may do what is right, even though we may seem to have failed.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Now we pray God that you may do no evil, not that we may appear approved, but that you may do that which is good and that we may be as reprobates.

I pray.

2 Corinthians 13:9 For we rejoice that we are weak and you are strong. This also we pray for, your perfection.

1 Chronicles 4:10 And Jabes called upon the God of Israel, saying: If blessing thou wilt bless me, and wilt enlarge my borders, and thy hand be with me, and thou save me from being oppressed by evil. And God granted him the things he prayed for.

Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation. But deliver us from evil. Amen.

John 17:15 I pray not that thou shouldst take them out of the world, but that thou shouldst keep them from evil.

Philippians 1:9-11 And this I pray: That your charity may more and more abound in knowledge and in all understanding: . . .

1 Thessalonians 5:23 And may the God of peace himself sanctify you in all things: that your whole spirit and soul and body may be preserved blameless in the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Timothy 4:18 The Lord hath delivered me from every evil work and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom. To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

approved.

2 Corinthians 6:4 But in all things let us exhibit ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in tribulation, in necessities, in distresses,

2 Corinthians 10:18 For not he who commendeth himself is approved: but he, whom God commendeth.

Romans 16:10 Salute Apellas, approved in Christ.

1 Corinthians 11:19 For there must be also heresies: that they also, who are approved may be made manifest among you.

2 Timothy 2:15 Carefully study to present thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for, when he hath been proved, he shall receive the crown of life which God hath promised to them that love him.

*Gr:

honest.

2 Corinthians 8:21 For we forecast what may be good, not only before God but also before men.

Romans 12:17 To no man rendering evil for evil. Providing good things, not only in the sight of God but also in the sight of all men.

Romans 13:13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day: not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and impurities, not in contention and envy.

Philippians 4:8 For the rest, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever modest, whatsoever just, whatsoever holy, whatsoever lovely, whatsoever of good fame, if there be any virtue, if any praise of discipline: think on these things.

1 Timothy 2:2 For kings and for all that are in high station: that we may lead a quiet and a peaceable life in all piety and chastity.

1 Peter 2:12 Having your conversation good among the Gentiles: that whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by the good works which they shall behold in you, glorify God in the day of visitation.

as reprobates.

2 Corinthians 6:8,9 By honour and dishonour: by evil report and good report: as deceivers and yet true: as unknown and yet known: . . .

2 Corinthians 10:10 (For his epistles indeed, say they, are weighty and strong; but his bodily presence is weak and his speech contemptible):

1 Corinthians 4:9-13 For I think that God hath set forth us apostles, the last, as it were men appointed to death. We are made a spectacle to the world and to angels and to men. . . .

Context
Examine Yourselves
6But I trust that you shall know that we are not reprobates. 7Now we pray God that you may do no evil, not that we may appear approved, but that you may do that which is good and that we may be as reprobates. 8For we can do nothing against the truth: but for the truth.…
Cross References
Romans 1:28
And as they liked not to have God in their knowledge, God delivered them up to a reprobate sense, to do those things which are not convenient.

2 Corinthians 13:6
But I trust that you shall know that we are not reprobates.

2 Corinthians 13:8
For we can do nothing against the truth: but for the truth.

Additional Translations
Now we pray to God that you will not do anything wrong—not that we will appear to have stood the test, but that you will do what is right, even if we appear to have failed.

Now I pray to God for you to do nothing wrong. Not that we might appear approved, but that you may do what is right, though we might appear as unapproved.

Now I pray to God that you do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that you should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates.

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.

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.

Now we pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we may appear approved, but that ye may do that which is honourable, though we be as reprobate.

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.

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.

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.

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;
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