2 Corinthians 1:18
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English Standard Version
As surely as God is faithful, our word to you has not been Yes and No.

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

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

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.

Webster's Bible Translation
But as God is true, our word towards you was not yea and nay.

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

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Vincent's Word Studies

As God is true (πιστὸς ὁ Θεὸς)

Not to be taken as a formula of swearing. He means that God will answer for him against the charge of fickleness by the power and blessing (benefit) which will attend his presence. Hence the meaning is: faithful is God (in this) that our speech, etc.

2 Corinthians 1:18 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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

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

John 7:28 Then cried Jesus in the temple as he taught, saying, You both know me, and you know from where I am: and I am not come of myself...

John 8:26 I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true...

1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and has given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true...

Revelation 3:7,14 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things said he that is holy, he that is true, he that has the key of David...

word. or, preaching.

Cross References
1 Corinthians 1:9
God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

2 Corinthians 2:17
For we are not, like so many, peddlers of God's word, but as men of sincerity, as commissioned by God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ.

2 Corinthians 6:8
through honor and dishonor, through slander and praise. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true;

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