2 Corinthians 4:5
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For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.
- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
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Other Translations of 2 Corinthians 4:5
For we preach not our selues, but Christ Iesus the Lord, and our selues your seruants for Iesus sake.- King James Version (1611)
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For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus' sake.- New American Standard Version (1995)
For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake.- American Standard Version (1901)
For our preaching is not about ourselves, but about Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your servants through Jesus.- Basic English Bible
For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus Lord, and ourselves your bondmen for Jesus' sake.- Darby Bible
For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake. - Webster's Bible
(For we do not proclaim ourselves, but we proclaim Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bondservants for the sake of Jesus.)- Weymouth Bible
For we don't preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake;- World English Bible
But we prechen not vs silf, but oure Lord Jhesu Crist; and vs youre seruauntis bi Jhesu.- Wycliffe Bible
for not ourselves do we preach, but Christ Jesus -- Lord, and ourselves your servants because of Jesus;- Youngs Literal Bible
Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 4:5
4:5 For - The fault is not in us, neither in the doctrine they hear from us. We preach not ourselves - As able either to enlighten, or pardon, or sanctify you. But Jesus Christ - As your only wisdom, righteousness, sanctification. And ourselves your servants - Ready to do the meanest offices. For Jesus' sake - Not for honour, interest, or pleasure.
People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 4:5
2Co 4:5 We preach not ourselves. We have no self-seeking sins in preaching, but only seek to preach "Christ Jesus, the Lord". We know that Paul's preaching was perverted by his detractors. He called on the disciples to follow him as he followed Christ (1Co 11:1 4:16 7:6), and they asserted that he preached himself. Instead he made himself "the servant of all" for Christ's sake (1Co 9:19).
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