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

  • Sandy
    No matter what the evil ones throw at you, dodge it keep pushing on Gods got your back. If you truly believe have faith and TRUST GOD!
  • Joyce Ballentine
    WHY MUST WE NOT LOSE HEART AS BELIEVERS OF CHRIST??? PAUL WHO WROTE THIS VERSE WENT THROUGH SO MUCH FOR THE LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST! HE WAS NOT ONLY BEATEN AND THROWN OUT OF CITIES, HE WROTE MOST OF HIS MESSAGES IN PRISON! IF ANYBODY HAD A REASON TO LOSE HEART ON HIS MINISTRY PAUL HAD ONE! BUT PAUL REALIZED THAT EVEN THOUGH HE WAS BOUND, THE WORD IS NEVER BOUND! HE ALSO NEW IT WAS ONLY THROUGH THE MERCY OF GOD HE HAD THIS MINISTRY! WE AS BELIEVERS TODAY CANNOT LOSE HEART CAUSE WHATEVER GOD BEGAN WITH US HE WILL FINISH! WHEN JESUS WAS ON THE CROSS LOOKING BATTERED AND FORSAKEN SAID HIS FAMOUS LAST WORDS, "IT IS FINISHED"! MEANING NO MATTER WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE RIGHT NOW JUST KNOW THROUGH JESUS CHRIST, "IT IS FINISHED"! AMEN! GLORY BE TO 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
  • Yvonne
    What more can we add to the comment of Lakeaffex's... If the world could only realize that real life will be lived after we've learned our lessons in this life, but most of the time we think that what we see will last and we gather things that will not last, the things that we not see will enrich our lives and most of all the Love of our Redeemer Jesus Christ.... that will last forever, Thank God for that!
  • 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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