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2 Corinthians 8:21 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— for we take thought for things honorable, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— for we have regard for what is honorable, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— for we provide for things honest, not only before [the] Lord, but also before men.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For we provide things honourable, not only before [the] Lord, but also before men.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— providing right things, not only before the Lord, but also before men;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For we forecast what may be good, not only before God but also before men.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Prouiding for honest things, not onely in the sight of the Lord, but in the sight of men.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— For we are careful for the things which are comely, not only before Aloha, but also before men.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— For we are attentive to things commendable, not only before God, but also before men.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Providing y4306
[4306] Standard
προνοέω
pronoeo
{pron-o-eh'-o}
From G4253 and G3539; to consider in advance, that is, look out for beforehand (active voice by way of maintenance for others; middle voice by way of circumspection for oneself).
z5734
<5734> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle (See G5785)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 111
for x4306
(4306) Complement
προνοέω
pronoeo
{pron-o-eh'-o}
From G4253 and G3539; to consider in advance, that is, look out for beforehand (active voice by way of maintenance for others; middle voice by way of circumspection for oneself).
honest things, 2570
{2570} Prime
καλός
kalos
{kal-os'}
Of uncertain affinity; properly beautiful, but chiefly (figuratively) good (literally or morally), that is, valuable or virtuous (for appearance or use, and thus distinguished from G0018, which is properly intrinsic).
not 3756
{3756} Prime
οὐ
ou
{oo}
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
only 3440
{3440} Prime
μόνον
monon
{mon'-on}
Neuter of G3441 as adverb; merely.
in the sight 1799
{1799} Prime
ἐνώπιον
enopion
{en-o'-pee-on}
Neuter of a compound of G1722 and a derivation of G3700; in the face of (literally or figuratively).
of the Lord, 2962
{2962} Prime
κύριος
kurios
{koo'-ree-os}
From κῦρος [[kuros]] (supremacy); supreme in authority, that is, (as noun) controller; by implication Mr. (as a respectful title).
but 235
{0235} Prime
ἀλλά
alla
{al-lah'}
Neuter plural of G0243; properly other things, that is, (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations).
also 2532
{2532} Prime
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.
in the sight 1799
{1799} Prime
ἐνώπιον
enopion
{en-o'-pee-on}
Neuter of a compound of G1722 and a derivation of G3700; in the face of (literally or figuratively).
of men. 444
{0444} Prime
ἄνθρωπος
anthropos
{anth'-ro-pos}
From G0435 and ὤψ [[ops]] (the countenance; from G3700); manfaced, that is, a human being.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Corinthians 8:21

_ _ The Septuagint (Proverbs 3:4; Romans 12:17). The oldest manuscripts read, “For we provide.”

_ _ honest things — “things honorable.”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Corinthians 8:16-24.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
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Romans 12:17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things [are] honest, whatsoever things [are] just, whatsoever things [are] pure, whatsoever things [are] lovely, whatsoever things [are] of good report; if [there be] any virtue, and if [there be] any praise, think on these things.
1 Timothy 5:14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.
Titus 2:5-8 [To be] discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. ... Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.
1 Peter 2:12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by [your] good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

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2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:9-11 Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him. ... Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.
Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Matthew 6:1 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
Matthew 6:4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
Matthew 23:5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,
1 Thessalonians 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.
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Mt 5:16; 6:1, 4; 23:5. Ro 12:17. 2Co 2:17; 5:9. Php 4:8. 1Th 5:22. 1Ti 5:14. Tit 2:5. 1P 2:12.

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