2 Corinthians 4:9

“Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast downe, but not destroyed.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

pursued, yet not forsaken; smitten down, yet not destroyed;
- American Standard Version (1901)

We are cruelly attacked, but not without hope; we are made low, but we are not without help;
- Basic English Bible

persecuted, but not abandoned; cast down, but not destroyed;
- Darby Bible

Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
- Webster's Bible

pursued, yet never left unsuccoured; struck to the ground, yet never slain;
- Weymouth Bible

pursued, yet not forsaken; struck down, yet not destroyed;
- World English Bible

but we ben not forsakun; we ben maad lowe, but we ben not confoundid; we ben cast doun, but we perischen not.
- Wycliffe Bible

persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

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
  • 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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