New Living Translation
It is not that we think we are qualified to do anything on our own. Our qualification comes from God.
King James Bible
Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;
Darby Bible Translation
not that we are competent of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves, but our competency is of God;
World English Bible
not that we are sufficient of ourselves, to account anything as from ourselves; but our sufficiency is from God;
Young's Literal Translation
not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think anything, as of ourselves, but our sufficiency is of God,
2 Corinthians 3:5 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:5 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves - So much as to think one good thought; much less, to convert sinners.
LibraryThat the Body and Blood of Christ and the Holy Scriptures are Most Necessary to a Faithful Soul
The Voice of the Disciple O most sweet Lord Jesus, how great is the blessedness of the devout soul that feedeth with Thee in Thy banquet, where there is set before it no other food than Thyself its only Beloved, more to be desired than all the desires of the heart? And to me it would verily be sweet to pour forth my tears in Thy presence from the very bottom of my heart, and with the pious Magdalene to water Thy feet with my tears. But where is this devotion? Where the abundant flowing of holy …
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ
The Ministry of the New Covenant
The New Covenant: a Ministration of the Spirit
General Notes by the American Editor
"It is beyond my power to do this," Joseph replied. "But God can tell you what it means and set you at ease."
2 Chronicles 30:12
At the same time, God's hand was on the people in the land of Judah, giving them all one heart to obey the orders of the king and his officials, who were following the word of the LORD.
Yet I dare not boast about anything except what Christ has done through me, bringing the Gentiles to God by my message and by the way I worked among them.
1 Corinthians 15:10
But whatever I am now, it is all because God poured out his special favor on me--and not without results. For I have worked harder than any of the other apostles; yet it was not I but God who was working through me by his grace.
2 Corinthians 2:16
To those who are perishing, we are a dreadful smell of death and doom. But to those who are being saved, we are a life-giving perfume. And who is adequate for such a task as this?
2 Timothy 2:2
You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others.
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