2 Corinthians 4:3

“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But if our Gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled in them that perish:
- American Standard Version (1901)

But if our good news is veiled, it is veiled from those who are on the way to destruction:
- Basic English Bible

But if also our gospel is veiled, it is veiled in those that are lost;
- Darby Bible

But if our gospel is hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
- Webster's Bible

If, however, the meaning of our Good News has been veiled, the veil has been on the hearts of those who are on the way to perdition,
- Weymouth Bible

Even if our Good News is veiled, it is veiled in those who perish;
- World English Bible

For if also oure gospel is kyuerid, in these that perischen it is kyuerid;
- Wycliffe Bible

and if also our good news is vailed, in those perishing it is vailed,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 4:3


4:3 But if our gospel also - As well as the law of Moses.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 4:3


2Co 4:3 But if our gospel is hid. He has shown that there is no veil in Christ (2Co 3:16), and declared that he preached not things hidden by a veil (2Co 3:2). But the Judaizing opposers replied that his gospel was as much veiled to them as he said that the law was veiled to the Jews. It is hid to them that are lost. He replies that it is only veiled to the lost, who are blinded by the god of this world. In order to understand the allusions the reader must keep in mind Paul's life-long contest with Judaism in the church. See notes on Ac 15:1 Ga 2:4.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 4

  • Chaplain Nelsob
    This is by far an excellent and careful sought passage of scripture. The love of a mighty God who wrought His face within the face of Jesus to give light unto a world without light. We can behold the face of God in the secret place where no man can dare to enter. This is a place where two can truly become one, this secret place keeps us by faith wrapped in the bosom off Almighty God.
  • .Missionary Morgan
    We face every day trials but God is always by our side some times it's seemed bleak and endless the trial but there are always a way out and when Father carried us through we are well carried through.And no one can stop the hands of God that brought us through.
  • Leroy
    Passion. You need a heartfilled passion for God. David had a heart for God. He firstly had a heart for his sheep when he fought a lion and a bear to fend them off. If you have a passion you will protect it. God has passion for you and protects you. Without passion without genuine Faith you cannot see the face of God. To see the Face of God you need to see the Spirit of God.
  • Jennifer
    That we shouldn't only emphasis on the things we see but those that are not seen.for those that are seen will pass away and the unseen will live forever.chapter 4:18
  • Lakeaffex for verse 4
    So many people these days, use their philosophies to refute Christians and the Bible, saying there is no God. But they have deceived themselves. They do believe in god, not the God of the Bible, but the god of themselves. They have put themselves on the throne of their hearts, deciding what is right and wrong, what is truth and what is error. Of course, this god changes attributes from person to person because what may be right to one is not necessarily right for another, shifting sand in practice. But, their god s all share a common denominator, they arise from the original exalter of himself, Satan. I will says the god of this world. As Christians we should humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God, that we should be exalted in due time. Put Christ on the throne of your heart, bow the knee, He is the true God and the firm foundation to build your life upon. He is the truth the life and the way!
  • Lillie Holloway
    I love the word of God.... Beautiful instructions in this Chapter...

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