2 Corinthians 4:4

“In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

In whom the God of this world hath blinded the minds of them which beleeue not, lest the light of the glorious Gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine vnto them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not dawn `upon them'.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because the god of this world has made blind the minds of those who have not faith, so that the light of the good news of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, might not be shining on them.
- Basic English Bible

in whom the god of this world has blinded the thoughts of the unbelieving, so that the radiancy of the glad tidings of the glory of the Christ, who is [the] image of God, should not shine forth [for them].
- Darby Bible

In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them who believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine to them.
- Webster's Bible

in whom the god of this present age has blinded their unbelieving minds so as to shut out the sunshine of the Good News of the glory of the Christ, who is the image of God.
- Weymouth Bible

in whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that the light of the Good News of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not dawn on them.
- World English Bible

in which God hath blent the soulis of vnfeithful men of this world, that the liytnyng of the gospel of the glorie of Crist, which is the ymage of God, schyne not.
- Wycliffe Bible

in whom the god of this age did blind the minds of the unbelieving, that there doth not shine forth to them the enlightening of the good news of the glory of the Christ, who is the image of God;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 4:4


4:4 The God of this world - What a sublime and horrible description of Satan! He is indeed the god of all that believe not, and works in them with inconceivable energy. Hath blinded - Not only veiled, the eye of their understanding. Illumination - Is properly the reflection or propagation of light, from those who are already enlightened, to others. Who is the image of God - Hence also we may understand how great is the glory of Christ. He that sees the Son, sees the Father in the face of Christ. The Son exactly exhibits the Father to us.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 4:4


2Co 4:4 The god of this world. See Joh 12:31,40 Php 3:19. Satan is called the prince of this world, and the god of this world. Hath blinded the minds of them which believe not. By his devices he blinds the eyes of men so they should not see the light of gospel. The image of God. He who would see God may see him in the face of Christ. See Joh 14:9.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 4

  • 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.
  • Keith Williams
    I think we put too much into things we can see but not enough into the things we can not see. Because things we see will be lost but things we can not see is eternal. If we would put more emphasis on our spirits this world would be a better place.
  • 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!
  • 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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