2 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

2 Corinthians 4:1

“Therefore, seeing we haue this ministery, as we haue receiued mercie wee faint not:”

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Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;
- King James Version

Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we received mercy, we do not lose heart,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Therefore seeing we have this ministry, even as we obtained mercy, we faint not:
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this reason, because we have been made servants of this new order, through the mercy given to us, we are strong:
- Basic English Bible

Therefore, having this ministry, as we have had mercy shewn us, we faint not.
- Darby Bible

Therefore, seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;
- Webster's Bible

Therefore, being engaged in this service and being mindful of the mercy which has been shown us, we are not cowards.
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore seeing we have this ministry, even as we obtained mercy, we don't faint.
- World English Bible

Therfor we that han this admynystracioun, aftir this that we han getun merci,
- Wycliffe Bible

Because of this, having this ministration, according as we did receive kindness, we do not faint,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 4:1


4:1 Therefore having this ministry - Spoken of, #2Cor 3:6|. As we have received mercy - Have been mercifully supported in all our trials. We faint not - We desist not in any degree from our glorious enterprise.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 4:1


2Co 4:1 Glory Through Suffering SUMMARY OF II CORINTHIANS 4: Paul's Sincerity and Earnestness in the Ministry. The Eyes of Some Blinded by the God of the World. Troubles and Persecution Redound to the Glory of God. Paul's Sufferings for the Gospel's Sake. Exposed to Death in Order to Carry Life. The Present Affliction Working Glory. The Unseen Things Eternal. Seeing we have this ministry. The ministry of the Spirit and of Life; of the new covenant, described in the preceding chapter. As we have received mercy, we faint not. Although Paul was a persecutor, Christ had mercy on him and called him to the ministry. Hence, he was under obligations to "faint not", though meeting trouble and persecution.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 4

  • Sheba
    This chapter illustrates the beauty of holiness. God gives us knowledge through Jesus Christ. As Jesus was raised to life by the power of God, as saints, we shall also be raised from the dead. We are troubled, perplexed, and persecuted, but never in despair and not forsaken. Jesus takes good care of his sheep. Lift up your heads and enjoy the salvation of the Lord.
  • Israel Kuda
    For me, this is the ultimate chapter of the bible. My favourite! It traverses our faith from end to end. Makes references to the creation of the world whilst illustrating the creation of the new man in Christ v6 , emboldens us to get through unfavourable circumstances v9-10 sets the course of the faith life in Christ v13 by which we have the assurance of the eternal weight of glory v17 !!!
  • Nancy Senior
    We have this treasure. The treasure is the Holy Ghost.the earthen vessel is our body. God living in us by his spirit, working through us.
  • Ray321
    Galatians 3:14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. Amen
  • BSP
    Verse 18: Keeping our minds focused on the future blessings promised by Jehovah God in the Bible can help us to have hope and endure any present circumstances and struggles that we are facing.
  • Ray321
    2 Corinthians 4:3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: I don't ever want to hind the gospel from anybody. If I don't preach the GOSPEL, I am lost. It's hard for a saved born again child of God not to preach the GOSPEL. The Gospel is Christ Jesus our Lord.

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