2 Cor. 1:12 KJV (With Strong’s)

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ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
For
gar (Greek #1063)
properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles)
KJV usage: and, as, because (that), but, even, for, indeed, no doubt, seeing, then, therefore, verily, what, why, yet.
Pronounce: gar
Origin: a primary particle
our
hemon (Greek #2257)
of (or from) us
KJV usage: our (company), us, we.
Pronounce: hay-mone'
Origin: genitive case plural of 1473
rejoicing
kauchesis (Greek #2746)
boasting (properly, the act; by implication, the object), in a good or a bad sense
KJV usage: boasting, whereof I may glory, glorying, rejoicing.
Pronounce: kow'-khay-sis
Origin: from 2744
is
esti (Greek #2076)
he (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are
KJV usage: are, be(-long), call, X can(-not), come, consisteth, X dure for a while, + follow, X have, (that) is (to say), make, meaneth, X must needs, + profit, + remaineth, + wrestle.
Pronounce: es-tee'
Origin: third person singular present indicative of 1510
this
houtos (Greek #3778)
the he (she or it), i.e. this or that (often with article repeated)
KJV usage: he (it was that), hereof, it, she, such as, the same, these, they, this (man, same, woman), which, who.
Pronounce: hoo'-tos
Origin: οὗτοι (hoo'-toy), nominative feminine singular αὕτη (how'-tay), and nominative feminine plural αὕται (how'-tahee) from the article 3588 and 846
, the testimony
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
marturion (Greek #3142)
something evidential, i.e. (genitive case) evidence given or (specially), the Decalogue (in the sacred Tabernacle)
KJV usage: to be testified, testimony, witness.
Pronounce: mar-too'-ree-on
Origin: neuter of a presumed derivative of 3144
of our
hemon (Greek #2257)
of (or from) us
KJV usage: our (company), us, we.
Pronounce: hay-mone'
Origin: genitive case plural of 1473
conscience
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
suneidesis (Greek #4893)
co-perception, i.e. moral consciousness
KJV usage: conscience.
Pronounce: soon-i'-day-sis
Origin: from a prolonged form of 4894
, that
hoti (Greek #3754)
demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because
KJV usage: as concerning that, as though, because (that), for (that), how (that), (in) that, though, why.
Pronounce: hot'-ee
Origin: neuter of 3748 as conjunction
in
en (Greek #1722)
"in," at, (up-)on, by, etc.
KJV usage: about, after, against, + almost, X altogether, among, X as, at, before, between, (here-)by (+ all means), for (... sake of), + give self wholly to, (here-)in(-to, -wardly), X mightily, (because) of, (up-)on, (open-)ly, X outwardly, one, X quickly, X shortly, (speedi-)ly, X that, X there(-in, -on), through(-out), (un-)to(-ward), under, when, where(-with), while, with(-in). Often used in compounds, with substantially the same import; rarely with verbs of motion, and then not to indicate direction, except (elliptically) by a separate (and different) preposition.
Pronounce: en
Origin: a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), i.e. a relation of rest (intermediate between 1519 and 1537)
simplicity
haplotes (Greek #572)
singleness, i.e. (subjectively) sincerity (without dissimulation or self-seeking), or (objectively) generosity (copious bestowal)
KJV usage: bountifulness, liberal(-ity), simplicity, singleness.
Pronounce: hap-lot'-ace
Origin: from 573
and
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
godly
theos (Greek #2316)
a deity, especially (with 3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very
KJV usage: X exceeding, God, god(-ly, -ward).
Pronounce: theh'-os
Origin: of uncertain affinity
sincerity
eilikrineia (Greek #1505)
clearness, i.e. (by implication) purity (figuratively)
KJV usage: sincerity.
Pronounce: i-lik-ree'-ni-ah
Origin: from 1506
, not
ou (Greek #3756)
the absolute negative (compare 3361) adverb; no or not
KJV usage: + long, nay, neither, never, no (X man), none, (can-)not, + nothing, + special, un(-worthy), when, + without, + yet but. See also 3364, 3372.
Pronounce: oo
Origin: οὐκ (ook), and (before an aspirate) οὐχ (ookh) a primary word
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en (Greek #1722)
"in," at, (up-)on, by, etc.
KJV usage: about, after, against, + almost, X altogether, among, X as, at, before, between, (here-)by (+ all means), for (... sake of), + give self wholly to, (here-)in(-to, -wardly), X mightily, (because) of, (up-)on, (open-)ly, X outwardly, one, X quickly, X shortly, (speedi-)ly, X that, X there(-in, -on), through(-out), (un-)to(-ward), under, when, where(-with), while, with(-in). Often used in compounds, with substantially the same import; rarely with verbs of motion, and then not to indicate direction, except (elliptically) by a separate (and different) preposition.
Pronounce: en
Origin: a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), i.e. a relation of rest (intermediate between 1519 and 1537)
fleshly
sarkikos (Greek #4559)
pertaining to flesh, i.e. (by extension) bodily, temporal, or (by implication) animal, unregenerate
KJV usage: carnal, fleshly.
Pronounce: sar-kee-kos'
Origin: from 4561
wisdom
sophia (Greek #4678)
wisdom (higher or lower, worldly or spiritual)
KJV usage: wisdom.
Pronounce: sof-ee'-ah
Origin: from 4680
, but
alla (Greek #235)
properly, other things, i.e. (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations)
KJV usage: and, but (even), howbeit, indeed, nay, nevertheless, no, notwithstanding, save, therefore, yea, yet.
Pronounce: al-lah'
Origin: neuter plural of 243
by
en (Greek #1722)
"in," at, (up-)on, by, etc.
KJV usage: about, after, against, + almost, X altogether, among, X as, at, before, between, (here-)by (+ all means), for (... sake of), + give self wholly to, (here-)in(-to, -wardly), X mightily, (because) of, (up-)on, (open-)ly, X outwardly, one, X quickly, X shortly, (speedi-)ly, X that, X there(-in, -on), through(-out), (un-)to(-ward), under, when, where(-with), while, with(-in). Often used in compounds, with substantially the same import; rarely with verbs of motion, and then not to indicate direction, except (elliptically) by a separate (and different) preposition.
Pronounce: en
Origin: a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), i.e. a relation of rest (intermediate between 1519 and 1537)
the grace
charis (Greek #5485)
graciousness (as gratifying), of manner or act (abstract or concrete; literal, figurative or spiritual; especially the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; including gratitude)
KJV usage: acceptable, benefit, favour, gift, grace(- ious), joy, liberality, pleasure, thank(-s, -worthy).
Pronounce: khar'-ece
Origin: from 5463
ofd God
theos (Greek #2316)
a deity, especially (with 3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very
KJV usage: X exceeding, God, god(-ly, -ward).
Pronounce: theh'-os
Origin: of uncertain affinity
, we have had our conversation
anastrepho (Greek #390)
to overturn; also to return; by implication, to busy oneself, i.e. remain, live
KJV usage: abide, behave self, have conversation, live, overthrow, pass, return, be used.
Pronounce: an-as-tref'-o
Origin: from 303 and 4762
in
en (Greek #1722)
"in," at, (up-)on, by, etc.
KJV usage: about, after, against, + almost, X altogether, among, X as, at, before, between, (here-)by (+ all means), for (... sake of), + give self wholly to, (here-)in(-to, -wardly), X mightily, (because) of, (up-)on, (open-)ly, X outwardly, one, X quickly, X shortly, (speedi-)ly, X that, X there(-in, -on), through(-out), (un-)to(-ward), under, when, where(-with), while, with(-in). Often used in compounds, with substantially the same import; rarely with verbs of motion, and then not to indicate direction, except (elliptically) by a separate (and different) preposition.
Pronounce: en
Origin: a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), i.e. a relation of rest (intermediate between 1519 and 1537)
the world
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
kosmos (Greek #2889)
orderly arrangement, i.e. decoration; by implication, the world (in a wide or narrow sense, including its inhabitants, literally or figuratively (morally))
KJV usage: adorning, world.
Pronounce: kos'-mos
Origin: probably from the base of 2865
, and
de (Greek #1161)
but, and, etc.
KJV usage: also, and, but, moreover, now (often unexpressed in English).
Pronounce: deh
Origin: a primary particle (adversative or continuative)
more abundantly
perissoteros (Greek #4056)
more superabundantly
KJV usage: more abundant(-ly), X the more earnest, (more) exceedingly, more frequent, much more, the rather.
Pronounce: per-is-sot-er'-oce
Origin: adverb from 4055
to
pros (Greek #4314)
a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. toward (with the genitive case, the side of, i.e. pertaining to; with the dative case, by the side of, i.e. near to; usually with the accusative case, the place, time, occasion, or respect, which is the destination of the relation, i.e. whither or for which it is predicated)
KJV usage: about, according to , against, among, at, because of, before, between, (where-)by, for, X at thy house, in, for intent, nigh unto, of, which pertain to, that, to (the end that), X together, to (you) -ward, unto, with(-in). In the comparative case, it denotes essentially the same applications, namely, motion towards, accession to, or nearness at.
Pronounce: pros
Origin: a strengthened form of 4253
you-ward
humas (Greek #5209)
you (as the objective of a verb or preposition)
KJV usage: ye, you (+ -ward), your (+ own).
Pronounce: hoo-mas'
Origin: accusative case of 5210
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our rejoicing.
Job 13:15• 15Behold, if he slay me, yet would I trust in him; but I will defend mine own ways before him. (Job 13:15)
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Job 23:10‑12• 10But he knoweth the way that I take; he trieth me, I shall come forth as gold.
11My foot hath held to his steps; his way have I kept, and not turned aside.
12Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have laid up the words of his mouth more than the purpose of my own heart.
(Job 23:10‑12)
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Job 27:5‑6• 5Be it far from me that I should justify you; till I die I will not remove my blamelessness from me.
6My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart reproacheth me not one of my days.
(Job 27:5‑6)
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Job 31:1‑40• 1I made a covenant with mine eyes; and how should I fix my regard upon a maid?
2For what would have been my portion of +God from above, and what the heritage of the Almighty from on high?
3Is not calamity for the unrighteous? and misfortune for the workers of iniquity?
4Doth not he see my ways, and number all my steps?
5If I have walked with falsehood, and my foot hath hasted to deceit,
6(Let me be weighed in an even balance, and +God will take knowledge of my blamelessness;)
7If my step have turned out of the way, and my heart followed mine eyes, and if any blot cleaveth to my hands;
8Let me sow, and another eat; and let mine offspring be rooted out.
9If my heart have been enticed unto a woman, so that I laid wait at my neighbour's door,
10Let my wife grind for another, and let others bow down upon her.
11For this is an infamy; yea, it is an iniquity to be judged by the judges:
12For it is a fire that consumeth to destruction, and would root out all mine increase.
13If I have despised the cause of my bondman or of my bondmaid, when they contended with me,
14What then should I do when *God riseth up? and if he visited, what should I answer him?
15Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not One fashion us in the womb?
16If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or caused the eyes of the widow to fail;
17Or have eaten my morsel alone, so that the fatherless ate not thereof,
18(For from my youth he grew up with me as with a father, and I have guided the widow from my mother's womb;)
19If I have seen any perishing for want of clothing, or any needy without covering;
20If his loins have not blessed me, and if he were not warmed with the fleece of my lambs;
21If I have lifted up my hand against an orphan, because I saw my help in the gate:
22Then let my shoulder fall from the shoulder-blade, and mine arm be broken from the bone!
23For calamity from *God was a terror to me, and by reason of his excellency I was powerless.
24If I have made gold my hope, or said to the fine gold, My confidence!
25If I rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because my hand had gotten much;
26If I beheld the sun when it shone, or the moon walking in brightness,
27And my heart have been secretly enticed, so that my mouth kissed my hand:
28This also would be an iniquity for the judge, for I should have denied the *God who is above.
29If I rejoiced at the destruction of him that hated me, and exulted when evil befell him;
30(Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by asking his life with a curse;)
31If the men of my tent said not, Who shall find one that hath not been satisfied with his meat?--
32The stranger did not lodge without; I opened my doors to the pathway.
33If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding mine iniquity in my bosom,
34Because I feared the great multitude, and the contempt of families terrified me, so that I kept silence, and went not out of the door, …
35Oh that I had one to hear me! Behold my signature: let the Almighty answer me! And let mine opponent write an accusation!
36Would I not take it upon my shoulder? I would bind it on to me as a crown;
37I would declare unto him the number of my steps; as a prince would I come near to him.
38If my land cry out against me, and its furrows weep together;
39If I have eaten the fruits thereof without money, and have tormented to death the souls of its owners:
40Let thistles grow instead of wheat, and tares instead of barley. The words of Job are ended.
(Job 31:1‑40)
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Psa. 7:3‑5• 3Jehovah my God, if I have done this, if there be iniquity in my hands;
4If I have rewarded evil to him that was at peace with me; (indeed I have freed him that without cause oppressed me;)
5Let the enemy pursue after my soul, and take it, and let him tread down my life to the earth, and lay my glory in the dust. Selah.
(Psa. 7:3‑5)
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Psa. 44:17‑21• 17All this is come upon us; yet have we not forgotten thee, neither have we dealt falsely against thy covenant:
18Our heart is not turned back, neither have our steps declined from thy path;
19Though thou hast crushed us in the place of jackals, and covered us with the shadow of death.
20If we had forgotten the name of our God, and stretched out our hands to a strange *god,
21Would not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.
(Psa. 44:17‑21)
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Isa. 38:3• 3and said, Ah, Jehovah, remember, I beseech thee, how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept much. (Isa. 38:3)
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Acts 24:16• 16For this cause I also exercise myself to have in everything a conscience without offence towards God and men. (Acts 24:16)
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Rom. 9:1• 1I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience bearing witness with me in the Holy Spirit, (Rom. 9:1)
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1 Cor. 4:4• 4For I am conscious of nothing in myself; but I am not justified by this: but he that examines me is the Lord. (1 Cor. 4:4)
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Gal. 6:4• 4but let each prove his own work, and then he will have his boast in what belongs to himself alone, and not in what belongs to another. (Gal. 6:4)
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1 Tim. 1:5,19‑20• 5But the end of what is enjoined is love out of a pure heart and a good conscience and unfeigned faith;
19maintaining faith and a good conscience; which last some, having put away, have made shipwreck as to faith;
20of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have delivered to Satan, that they may be taught by discipline not to blaspheme.
(1 Tim. 1:5,19‑20)
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Heb. 13:18• 18Pray for us: for we persuade ourselves that we have a good conscience, in all things desirous to walk rightly. (Heb. 13:18)
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1 Peter 3:16,21• 16having a good conscience, that as to that in which they speak against you as evildoers, they may be ashamed who calumniate your good conversation in Christ.
21which figure also now saves you, even baptism, not a putting away of the filth of flesh, but the demand as before God of a good conscience, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
(1 Peter 3:16,21)
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1 John 3:19‑22• 19And hereby we shall know that we are of the truth, and shall persuade our hearts before him--
20that if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart and knows all things.
21Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, we have boldness towards God,
22and whatsoever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments, and practise the things which are pleasing in his sight.
(1 John 3:19‑22)
simplicity.
godly.
not.
2 Cor. 1:17• 17Having therefore this purpose, did I then use lightness? Or what I purpose, do I purpose according to flesh, that there should be with me yea yea, and nay nay? (2 Cor. 1:17)
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2 Cor. 4:2• 2But we have rejected the hidden things of shame, not walking in deceit, nor falsifying the word of God, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every conscience of men before God. (2 Cor. 4:2)
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2 Cor. 10:2‑4• 2but I beseech that present I may not be bold with the confidence with which I think to be daring towards some who think of us as walking according to flesh.
3For walking in flesh, we do not war according to flesh.
4For the arms of our warfare are not fleshly, but powerful according to God to the overthrow of strongholds;
(2 Cor. 10:2‑4)
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2 Cor. 12:15‑19• 15Now *I* shall most gladly spend and be utterly spent for your souls, if even in abundantly loving you I should be less loved.
16But be it so. *I* did not burden you, but being crafty I took you by guile.
17Did I make gain of you by any of those whom I have sent to you?
18I begged Titus, and sent the brother with him: did Titus at all make gain of you? have we not walked in the same spirit? have we not in the same steps?
19Ye have long been supposing that we excuse ourselves to you: we speak before God in Christ; and all things, beloved, for your building up.
(2 Cor. 12:15‑19)
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1 Cor. 2:4‑5,13• 4and my word and my preaching, not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power;
5that your faith might not stand in men's wisdom, but in God's power.
13which also we speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, communicating spiritual things by spiritual means.
(1 Cor. 2:4‑5,13)
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1 Cor. 15:10• 10But by God's grace I am what I am; and his grace, which was towards me, has not been vain; but I have laboured more abundantly than they all, but not *I*, but the grace of God which was with me. (1 Cor. 15:10)
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James 3:13‑18• 13Who is wise and understanding among you; let him shew out of a good conversation his works in meekness of wisdom;
14but if ye have bitter emulation and strife in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth.
15This is not the wisdom which comes down from above, but earthly, natural, devilish.
16For where emulation and strife are, there is disorder and every evil thing.
17But the wisdom from above first is pure, then peaceful, gentle, yielding, full of mercy and good fruits, unquestioning, unfeigned.
18But the fruit of righteousness in peace is sown for them that make peace.
(James 3:13‑18)
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James 4:6• 6But he gives more grace. Wherefore he says, God sets himself against the proud, but gives grace to the lowly. (James 4:6)
we have.That is, "We have conducted ourselves;" for [anastrepho ] in Greek, and {conversatio} in Latin, are used to denote the whole of a man's conduct, the tenor and practice of his life.
 He did not seek to conciliate men to and for himself, but as bent on pleasing God, he did not doubt that a conscience cleared in them would acknowledge a conscience void of offense in himself. (Notes on 2 Corinthians 1:8-14 by W. Kelly)

J. N. Darby Translation

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For our boasting is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and sincerity before Godd, (not in fleshly wisdom but in God’s grace,) we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly towards you.

JND Translation Notes

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Lit. "simplicity and sincerity of God." The force I take to be, "such as God would have, and God would produce." As we say, "That is the stroke of a master," "the act of a prince." "Godly" seems to me feeble, but not wrong. One cannot say "of God" here.

W. Kelly Translation

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For our boasting is this, the testimony of our conscience that in holiness and sincerity before God, not in carnal wisdom but in God’s grace, we conducted ourselves in the world, and more abundantly towards you1.

WK Translation Notes

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holiness: ἀπλότητι is the reading of Text.Rec. with the mass, ἀγιότητι of the oldest. (Notes on 2 Cor., p.10)
holiness: the Revisers are pretty bold in absolutely discarding "simplicity" for the alternative "holiness" without even a marginal note. (Bible Treasury 13:367)