2 Corinthians 10:4

“(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling downe of strong holds.)
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

(for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but mighty before God to the casting down of strongholds),
- American Standard Version (1901)

(For the arms with which we are fighting are not those of the flesh, but are strong before God for the destruction of high places);
- Basic English Bible

For the arms of our warfare [are] not fleshly, but powerful according to God to [the] overthrow of strongholds;
- Darby Bible

(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
- Webster's Bible

The weapons with which we fight are not human weapons, but are mighty for God in overthrowing strong fortresses.
- Weymouth Bible

for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but mighty before God to the throwing down of strongholds,
- World English Bible

For the armuris of oure knyythod ben not fleischli, but myyti bi God to the distruccioun of strengthis. And we distrien counsels,
- Wycliffe Bible

for the weapons of our warfare [are] not fleshly, but powerful to God for bringing down of strongholds,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 10:4


10:4 For the weapons of our warfare - Those we use in this war. Are not carnal - But spiritual, and therefore mighty to the throwing down of strong holds - Of all the difficulties which men or devils can raise in our way. Though faith and prayer belong also to the Christian armour, #Eph 6:15|, &c., yet the word of God seems to be here chiefly intended.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 10:4


2Co 10:4 For the weapons of our warfare, etc. Since these were not carnal, the might was not in human strength, but in God who gave them power to overcome the strongholds of sin.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 10

  • BSP
    Verse 4 shows that we are to be engaged in a spiritual warfare and not a physical one.
  • Adebanke Jesulodu for verse 5
    It means "Our thought has great influence over our life." that is the reason why God says, we should not be ignorant of the devices of the devil,
  • Barbara for verse 4
    Amen for all comments Boy have I been fussing and fighting an I know that nopt me but the lord put this fighting against flesh blood I was amaze how holy spirit can truly speak too you I 'am seeking him harder then before this such a blessing that God people are still their feeding some like me the holy scripture thanks God bless you
  • Christine for verse 6
    Jesus sayS if you love me you will obeY me
  • Neil
    As a counsellor I see the power of strongholds sometimes called a home for thoughts in our heads as the greatest problem people face. At some point in their lives they have believed a lie or several lies. These lies must be replaced with the truth of God that we may be free indeed. Satan as the Father of all lies will allways use that weapon. Our greatest weapon is truth.
  • This verse is very true. We have to be aware of out thoughts always. The devil is always waiting for his prey. Let us offer our thoughts to GOD

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