2 Corinthians 10:5

“Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Casting down imaginations, and euery high thing that exalteth it selfe against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captiuitie euery thought to the obedience of Christ:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{We are} destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and {we are} taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

casting down imaginations, and every high thing that is exalted against the knowledge of God, and bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Putting an end to reasonings, and every high thing which is lifted up against the knowledge of God, and causing every thought to come under the authority of Christ;
- Basic English Bible

overthrowing reasonings and every high thing that lifts itself up against the knowledge of God, and leading captive every thought into the obedience of the Christ;
- Darby Bible

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
- Webster's Bible

For we overthrow arrogant `reckonings,' and every stronghold that towers high in defiance of the knowledge of God, and we carry off every thought as if into slavery--into subjection to Christ;
- Weymouth Bible

throwing down imaginations and every high thing that is exalted against the knowledge of God, and bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ;
- World English Bible

and alle hiynesse that hiyeth it silf ayens the science of God, and dryuen `in to caitifte al vndirstonding in to the seruyce of Crist.
- Wycliffe Bible

reasonings bringing down, and every high thing lifted up against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of the Christ,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 10:5


10:5 Destroying all vain reasonings, and every high thing which exalteth itself - As a wall or rampart. Against the knowledge of God, and bringing every thought - Or, rather, faculty of the mind. Into captivity to the obedience of Christ - Those evil reasonings are destroyed. The mind itself, being overcome and taken captive, lays down all authority of its own, and entirely gives itself up to perform, for the time to come, to Christ its conqueror the obedience of faith.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 10:5


2Co 10:5 Casting down imaginations. The sophistries of philosophy. By these weapons the soul is rescued, delivered, and brought to the obedience of Christ.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 10

  • Greg
    Praise you Father God and Jesus Christ for the New Jerusalem!!! The World Tomorrow is nigh.
  • 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.

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