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

  • Regina goodman
    My god my god u lives inside of me and I ask myself when you know the lord how do one makes mistakes you have shown us right from wrong and I still Choose to wrong but because of your grace mercy and loving kindness you give us the tool to get it right. Holy spirit I just thank you to let us reconcile our actions and thoughts because if you was not a forgiving God where would I be you thank you.
  • S.F.
    In the Spirit of Christ, whom we are joined to and are one spirit with, we ARE a whole new creation waiting to be manifest as His beloved sons!
  • Wayne
    Clarion, we don't know our length of days so don't delay. Take it to the Lord. Get it done. Love in Christ and much success.
  • Tonya franklin
    this really helps me a lot
  • Bridget odole
    It means I have no past.I have just been born.I have a better life now because,I was born by the spirit.
  • MockingBird
    I am in Christ and I am a new creation in Jesus Christ : I have been a child of God for several years now and I am becoming in the process of a new creation each and every day . This is a continual daily walk and renewing : Even though my body and mind didn't get saved : I must continue to feed on Gods word daily and in fellowship with Him : Yes : starve the flesh : Feed the spirit within : Praise God !! Old things are passing away daily and all things are becoming new every day !!

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