2 Corinthians 1:9

“But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But we had the sentence of death in our selues, that we should not trust in our selues, but in God which raiseth the dead.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

indeed, we had the sentence of death within ourselves so that we would not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

yea, we ourselves have had the sentence of death within ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God who raiseth the dead:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Yes, we ourselves have had the answer of death in ourselves, so that our hope might not be in ourselves, but in God who is able to give life to the dead:
- Basic English Bible

But we ourselves had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not have our trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead;
- Darby Bible

But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God who raiseth the dead:
- Webster's Bible

Nay, we had, as we still have, the sentence of death within our own selves, in order that our confidence may repose, not on ourselves, but on God who raised the dead to life.
- Weymouth Bible

Yes, we ourselves have had the sentence of death within ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead,
- World English Bible

But we in vs silf hadden answere of deth, that we truste not in vs, but in God that reisith deed men.
- Wycliffe Bible

but we ourselves in ourselves the sentence of the death have had, that we may not be trusting on ourselves, but on God, who is raising the dead,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 1:9


1:9 Yea, we had the sentence of death in ourselves - We ourselves expected nothing but death.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 1:9


2Co 1:9 We had the sentence of death in ourselves. The meaning seems to be that he felt that the time had come for him to die, and his reprieve from death was, as it were, a resurrection from death by the providence of God.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 1

  • Geraldine Cole
    Praise Jesus u right Peter K.marrage is only for this world their is No marriage in heaven with man and women if u were marry here thats it. Praise the Lord we will Just deal with spiritual issus then what a time it will be just to see Jesus the one who died for me so let love one another and be good to one another don't let the devil trick u out of your life with Jesus he wants your soul Amen
  • Johnnie Mae Harris
    All powers are in the hands of God through our savior Christ Jesus and through Faith we all are partakers of that Divine Love. There's no yea or nay but only through that Love and Faith is yea in the heart of God but through our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus. Amen
  • Bro, Chigozie
    We Are To Comfort One Another Who Were Undergoing De Same Trials Of Faith Persecution Or Tribulation With Us, Truly Heaven Is Real,
  • Brianna vs. 11
    Verse 11 highlights the strength of the power of prayer. Here, Paul states that one way to help others is to pray for them. Just as prayer helped Peter escape unjust imprisonment, when we offer heartfelt prayer in the behalf of others, Jehovah God will certainly take notice.
  • Peter Nwogu Okim
    the chapter deals with how our lives should be as Christian s and how we should respond to challenging situations that may threaten our faith, knowing that at the end we can only come out more stronger than we started. glory to God for ever.
  • Peter Nwogu Okim
    the chapter deals with how our lives should be as Christian s and how we should respond to challenging situations that may threaten our faith, knowing that at the end we can only come out more stronger than we started. glory to God for ever.

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