2 Corinthians 4:6

“For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For God who commaunded the light to shine out of darkenes, hath shined in our hearts, to giue the light of the knowledge of the glory of God, in the face of Iesus Christ.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For God, who said, "Light shall shine out of darkness, is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Seeing it is God, that said, Light shall shine out of darkness, who shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Seeing that it is God who said, Let light be shining out of the dark, who has put in our hearts the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
- Basic English Bible

Because [it is] the God who spoke that out of darkness light should shine who has shone in our hearts for the shining forth of the knowledge of the glory of God in [the] face of [Jesus] Christ.
- Darby Bible

For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined into our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
- Webster's Bible

For God who said, "Out of darkness let light shine," is He who has shone in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God's glory, which is radiant on the face of Christ.
- Weymouth Bible

seeing it is God who said, "Light will shine out of darkness," who has shone in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
- World English Bible

For God, that seide liyt to schyne of derknessis, he hath youe liyt in oure hertis, to the liytnyng of the science of the clerenesse of God, in the face of Jhesu Crist.
- Wycliffe Bible

because [it is] God who said, Out of darkness light [is] to shine, who did shine in our hearts, for the enlightening of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 4:6


4:6 For God hath shined in our hearts - The hearts of all those whom the god of this world no longer blinds. God who is himself our light; not only the author of light, but also the fountain of it. To enlighten us with the knowledge of the glory of God - Of his glorious love, and of his glorious image. In the face of Jesus Christ - Which reflects his glory in another manner than the face of Moses did.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 4:6


2Co 4:6 For God, who commanded light to shine out of darkness. Ge 1:3. Hath shone in our hearts. By bringing to the light of the gospel. The light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. Knowledge is light. The glory of God is revealed in his Son, who hath shown for the divine excellency, tenderness and love.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 4

  • Paul West
    God's word is truth and powerful full of Grace! Faithful is the who called us to glory shall finish the work
    He begin in you to be comformed to the image of Christ Jesus! We are eternally saved bought and paid for in full chosenin Christ Jesus by God from the foundation of the world to be Children of the living God.
  • 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!

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