2 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

2 Corinthians 4:11

“For we which liue, are always deliuered vnto death for Iesus sake, that the life also of Iesus might bee made manifest in our mortall flesh.”

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Other Translations

For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.
- King James Version

For we who live are constantly being delivered over to death for Jesus' sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For we who live are always delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For, while living, we are still being given up to death because of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may be seen in our flesh, though it is under the power of death.
- Basic English Bible

for we who live are always delivered unto death on account of Jesus, that the life also of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh;
- Darby Bible

For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus may be made manifest in our mortal flesh.
- Webster's Bible

For we, alive though we are, are continually surrendering ourselves to death for the sake of Jesus, so that in this mortal nature of ours it may also be clearly shown that Jesus lives.
- Weymouth Bible

For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus may be revealed in our mortal flesh.
- World English Bible

For euere more we that lyuen, ben takun in to deth for Jhesu, that the lijf of Jhesu be schewid in oure deedli fleisch.
- Wycliffe Bible

for always are we who are living delivered up to death because of Jesus, that the life also of Jesus may be manifested in our dying flesh,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 4:11


4:11 For we who yet live - Who are not yet killed for the testimony of Jesus. Are always delivered unto death - Are perpetually in the very jaws of destruction; which we willingly submit to, that we may obtain a better resurrection.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 4:11


2Co 4:11 For we which live are always delivered unto death. This verse more fully explains the meaning of 2Co 4:10. The ministers of the gospel were always exposed to death, and at their cost bore the precious charge of life to men.

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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