2 Corinthians 5:11

“Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Knowing therefore the terrour of the Lord, we perswade men; but we are made manifest vnto God, & I trust also, are made manifest in your consciences.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade men, but we are made manifest to God; and I hope that we are made manifest also in your consciences.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Knowing therefore the fear of the Lord, we persuade men, but we are made manifest unto God; and I hope that we are made manifest also in your consciences.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Having in mind, then, the fear of the Lord, we put these things before men, but God sees our hearts; and it is my hope that we may seem right in your eyes.
- Basic English Bible

Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord we persuade men, but have been manifested to God, and I hope also that we have been manifested in your consciences.
- Darby Bible

Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest to God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.
- Webster's Bible

Therefore, because we realize how greatly the Lord is to be feared, we are endeavouring to win men over, and God recognizes what our motives are, and I hope that you, in your hearts, recognize them too.
- Weymouth Bible

Knowing therefore the fear of the Lord, we persuade men, but we are revealed to God; and I hope that we are revealed also in your consciences.
- World English Bible

Therfor we witynge the drede of the Lord, councelen men, for to God we ben opyn; and Y hope, that we ben opyn also in youre consciencis.
- Wycliffe Bible

having known, therefore, the fear of the Lord, we persuade men, and to God we are manifested, and I hope also in your consciences to have been manifested;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 5:11


5:11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we the more earnestly persuade men to seek his favour; and as God knoweth this, so, I trust, ye know it in your own consciences.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 5:11


2Co 5:11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men. "The fear of the Lord" (Revised Version). Fearing the Lord and accountable to him, he seeks to discharge his ministry by persuading men. We are made manifest unto God. He sees our whole life and knows our motives as well as our deeds. I trust also are made manifest in your consciences. His life was known to God and approved. He hoped, too, that it was known to the saints at Corinth and that he had a witness in their conscience, in the effect of his preaching.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 5

  • Mickey Frank
    Yes I would love this everday
  • BSP
    The ministry of reconciliation mentioned in verse 18 includes helping others to learn how to come into a better relationship with Jehovah God.
  • Lilian
    God is merciful we were loved because he first loves us. Our Father sent his SON JESUS CHRIST SO THAT WE ALL MUST HAVE LIFE IN ABUNDANCE. WE ARE REDEEMED AND PARDONED BY HIS BLOOD. Lets give thanks to the BLOOD OF JESUS AND WORSHIP HIM AND PRAISE HIM ONLY FOR HE IS WORTHY. THANK YOU FATHER FOR SENDING JESUS TO US. HE IS THE REASON WHY WE WERE PROVIDED OF EVERYTHING. JESUS IS MY LIFE MY SAVIOR AMN
  • Michael Daugherty
    Jesus Christ gave Himself as a ransom for many. We take communion in remembrance of His death. He paid the ultimate price for the sin of all mankind. We will be judged according to how we judge others. We are to look at ourselves to see if we are in right standing with God. Is our hearts right with Him? God loves us and gave His only begotten Son that we might be saved.
  • Michael Daugherty
    Jesus Christ gave Himself as a ransom for many. He died on the cross to pay the ultimate price for the sin of all mankind. That we may be reconciled back to the Father through Him. We are to take communion in remembrance of His death. We do this as believers in Christ Jesus.
  • Michael Daugherty
    Jesus Christ gave Himself as a ransom for many. We being born again of the Spirit, not flesh, are a new creation in Him. Old things have passed away. Behold all things become new. We are to take communion in remembrance of His death. We are all God's children. We die to our old ways and become new in Christ Jesus. We should look at ourselves before we judge someone else. We'll be judged the same.

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