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2 Corinthians 4:18

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While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.


- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of 2 Corinthians 4:18

While we looke not at the things which are seene, but at þe things which are not seene: for the things which are seene, are temporall, but the things which are not seene, are eternall.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
- American Standard Version (1901)

While our minds are not on the things which are seen, but on the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are for a time; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
- Basic English Bible

while we look not at the things that are seen, but at the things that are not seen; for the things that are seen [are] for a time, but those that are not seen eternal.
- Darby Bible

While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
- Webster's Bible

while we look not at things seen, but things unseen; for things seen are temporary, but things unseen are eternal.
- Weymouth Bible

while we don't look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
- World English Bible

while that we biholden not tho thingis that ben seyn, but tho that ben not seyn. For tho thingis that ben seyn, ben but durynge for a schort tyme; but tho thingis that ben not seyn, ben euerlastynge.
- Wycliffe Bible

we not looking to the things seen, but to the things not seen; for the things seen [are] temporary, but the things not seen [are] age-during.
- Youngs Literal Bible

 

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 4:18

4:18 The things that are seen - Men, money, things of earth. The things that are not seen - God, grace, heaven.

 

People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 4:18

2Co 4:18 While we look not at things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. Our eyes are fixed on the unseen things beyond, the glory that the flesh cannot behold. Hence, we turn away from present afflictions as momentary, as belonging to the seen and the transient, and only regard them as adding to the weight of our unseen, eternal joys. Our goal is beyond. For the things which are seen [are] temporal. All material things, and all that the world values, are perishing. All things of sense shall pass away; Caesar's greatness, the might of Roman power, the strength of man, the glory of the magnificence of Corinth; even the visible heavens and the earth. But the things which are not seen [are] eternal. The things which the sense see not, but which faith reveals--God, heaven, the unseen spirit. Let the eye be turned upon the unseen, rather than the things of sense.

 

Comments for 2 Corinthians 4:18

Sabina's comment on 2014-11-19 12:45:25:

I try to live my life by 2corinthians 4 18 mostly everyday, because its very challenging in a world that many people are materialistic. What we don 't see is how fast everything we see can disappear rapidly. I have experience gods love and power, so nothing else I see can truly influence me from knowing this divine love for me. If we focus on what we see, than we are not setting our self to have a true relationship with god. Our enemy of this world will always try to direct us in focusing on what is seen, because he doesn 't want us to receive the divine love of god. when I fine myself thinking or looking at what is not of god I usually redirect my mind to this chapter and verse. Who ever will read this, know that god love you and also pray for me to fight spiritual warfare against all my enemies.

 

Ajilore's comment on 2014-03-15 15:43:04:

We should not be mindful of the wordly thing but be mindful of heavenly things because all the wordly things will perish

 

Aina Mobolaji Temitope's comment on 2013-10-15 07:00:04:

Everything in this life is certainly a temporary affair. Because life is temporary, all things, imaginable and unimaginable will eventually pass away. The things which are unseen are permanent and eternal. And it is the Spirit that can not be seen,hence it is only what the Spirit produces that are eternal; love,joy,patience...

 


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