2 Corinthians 1:19 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

2 Corinthians 1:19, NIV: For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us--by me and Silas and Timothy--was not 'Yes' and 'No,' but in him it has always been 'Yes.'

2 Corinthians 1:19, ESV: For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, whom we proclaimed among you, Silvanus and Timothy and I, was not Yes and No, but in him it is always Yes.

2 Corinthians 1:19, KJV: For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea and nay, but in him was yea.

2 Corinthians 1:19, NASB: For the Son of God, Christ Jesus, who was preached among you by us—by me and Silvanus and Timothy—was not yes and no, but has been yes in Him.

2 Corinthians 1:19, NLT: For Jesus Christ, the Son of God, does not waver between 'Yes' and 'No.' He is the one whom Silas, Timothy, and I preached to you, and as God's ultimate 'Yes,' he always does what he says.

2 Corinthians 1:19, CSB: For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, whom we proclaimed among you--Silvanus, Timothy, and I--did not become "Yes and no." On the contrary, in him it is always "Yes."

What does 2 Corinthians 1:19 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Paul has denied the charge that he has been selfishly vacillating about his plans to visit Corinth. It is true that his plans changed. He has insisted that as surely as God is faithful, he made each one of them in good conscience and fully intended to follow through on them. The plans in question were about Paul arriving in Corinth during a certain time; apparently, when he came earlier than expected, some people were offended (2 Corinthians 1:15–17). He will suggest it was God who changed his plans and that he had a good reason for one specific delay.

First, though, Paul declares that in Christ there is no "yes and no," only and always "yes." He reminds the Corinthians of when he, Silvanus, (Silas) and Timothy came to them and proclaimed "the Son of God, Jesus Christ." Paul may be implying that the same Christ who says "yes" to all His promises also said "yes" even in changing Paul's travel plans.