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2 Corinthians 1:18 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But as God is faithful, our word toward you is not yea and nay.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But [as] God [is] true, our word toward you was not yea and nay.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— But as God is faithful, our word to you is not yes and no.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But [as] God [is] true, our word towards you was not yea and nay.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Now God [is] faithful, that our word to you is not yea and nay.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Faithful, however, is God, in that, our discourse, which was [delivered] unto you, is not Yea and Nay;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and God [is] faithful, that our word unto you became not Yes and No,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But God is faithful: for our preaching which was to you, was not, It is, and It is not.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But [as] God is true, our word toward you, was not yea and nay.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Faithful is Aloha that our word with you was not Yes and No.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— God is the witness, that our word to you was not Yes and No.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
[as] God 2316
{2316} Prime
θεός
theos
{theh'-os}
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very.
[is] true, 4103
{4103} Prime
πιστός
pistos
{pis-tos'}
From G3982; objectively trustworthy; subjectively trustful.
3754
{3754} Prime
ὅτι
hoti
{hot'-ee}
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
our 2257
{2257} Prime
ἡμῶν
hemon
{hay-mone'}
Genitive plural of G1473; of (or from) us.
word 3056
{3056} Prime
λόγος
logos
{log'-os}
From G3004; something said (including the thought); by implication a topic (subject of discourse), also reasoning (the mental faculty) or motive; by extension a computation; specifically (with the article in John) the Divine Expression (that is, Christ).
toward 4314
{4314} Prime
πρός
pros
{pros}
A strengthened form of G4253; a preposition of direction; forward to, that is, toward (with the genitive case the side of, that is, pertaining to; with the dative case by the side of, that is, near to; usually with the accusative case the place, time, occasion, or respect, which is the destination of the relation, that is, whither or for which it is predicated).
you 5209
{5209} Prime
ὑμᾶς
humas
{hoo-mas'}
Accusative of G5210; you (as the object of a verb or preposition).
was 1096
{1096} Prime
γίνομαι
ginomai
{ghin'-om-ahee}
A prolonged and middle form of a primary verb; to cause to be ('gen' -erate), that is, (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literally, figuratively, intensively, etc.).
z5633
<5633> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 260
not 3756
{3756} Prime
οὐ
ou
{oo}
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
yea y3483
[3483] Standard
ναί
nai
{nahee}
A primary particle of strong affirmation; yes.
and y2532
[2532] Standard
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
nay. 3756
{3756} Prime
οὐ
ou
{oo}
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
x3483
(3483) Complement
ναί
nai
{nahee}
A primary particle of strong affirmation; yes.
x2532
(2532) Complement
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Corinthians 1:18

_ _ He adds this lest they might think his DOCTRINE was changeable like his purposes (the change in which he admitted in 2 Corinthians 1:17, while denying that it was due to “lightness,” and at the same time implying that not to have changed, where there was good reason, would have been to imitate the fleshly-minded who at all costs obstinately hold to their purpose).

_ _ trueGreek, “faithful” (1 Corinthians 1:9).

_ _ our word — the doctrine we preach.

_ _ was not — The oldest manuscripts read “is not.”

_ _ yea and nay — that is, inconsistent with itself.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Corinthians 1:15-24.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

2 Corinthians 1:18

Our word to you — The whole tenor of our doctrine. Hath not been yea and nay — Wavering and uncertain.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Corinthians 1:18

(10) But [as] God [is] (r) true, our word toward you was not yea and nay.

(10) He calls God as witness and as judge of his constancy in preaching and teaching one self same Gospel.

(r) True, and of whose faithful witness it would be horribly wicked to doubt.

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as:

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.
John 8:26 I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him.
1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, [even] in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.
Revelation 3:7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;
Revelation 3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;

word:
or, preaching
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