2 Corinthians 13:8

8 For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth.

Read 2 Corinthians 13:8 Using Other Translations

For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.
For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth.
For we cannot oppose the truth, but must always stand for the truth.

What does 2 Corinthians 13:8 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Corinthians 13:8

For we can do nothing against the truth
The apostles had no power, nor could they, nor did they desire to exercise any against such who received the truth of the Gospel in the love of it; who continued in it, walked in it, and held it fast; who worshipped God in Spirit and in truth, and who walked uprightly, and as became the truth; for as the law is not made for such persons, but the reverse, so the authority the apostles had received from Christ was not to be exercised upon such:

but for the truth:
for the sake of defending the truth against those that dropped, denied, and opposed it; and for the honour of it, by chastising, correcting, reproving, censuring, and punishing such, who either contradicted it, or caused it to be blasphemed and spoken evil of.

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