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

  • Sylvia
    The god of this age is Satan, he keeps lost sinners in the dark. (John 12:31) He is the ruler of this world in which we live today. Read Romans 11:25 and 2nd Corinthian 3:14-16. Satan doesn't want the light of salvation to shine in the hearts of sinners.

    GOD is the light of salvation. Amen!

    God is the light of salvation.
  • Bruce
    Richard!: You need to read that verse again. It says the god of this world has blinded the minds of those that don't believe. god of this world is Satan. He is still blinding people so they don't see The Light. Have you been called? John6:44--forgiving 1John 1:9- You "will" be Baptized with The Holy Ghost Matthew3:11. You will "know" impossible not to know!
  • Richard Merrell
    IT is taught that 2 Corinthians 4:4 is a reference to the devil, but that is incorrect, rather it is GOD, and I would warn those who teach that it refers to Satan, that this is blasphemy.
  • 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.
  • 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

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