2 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

2 Corinthians 4:6

“For God who commaunded the light to shine out of darkenes, hath shined in our hearts, to giue the light of the knowledge of the glory of God, in the face of Iesus Christ.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to [give] the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
- King James Version

For God, who said, "Light shall shine out of darkness, is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Seeing it is God, that said, Light shall shine out of darkness, who shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Seeing that it is God who said, Let light be shining out of the dark, who has put in our hearts the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
- Basic English Bible

Because [it is] the God who spoke that out of darkness light should shine who has shone in our hearts for the shining forth of the knowledge of the glory of God in [the] face of [Jesus] Christ.
- Darby Bible

For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined into our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
- Webster's Bible

For God who said, "Out of darkness let light shine," is He who has shone in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God's glory, which is radiant on the face of Christ.
- Weymouth Bible

seeing it is God who said, "Light will shine out of darkness," who has shone in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
- World English Bible

For God, that seide liyt to schyne of derknessis, he hath youe liyt in oure hertis, to the liytnyng of the science of the clerenesse of God, in the face of Jhesu Crist.
- Wycliffe Bible

because [it is] God who said, Out of darkness light [is] to shine, who did shine in our hearts, for the enlightening of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 4:6


4:6 For God hath shined in our hearts - The hearts of all those whom the god of this world no longer blinds. God who is himself our light; not only the author of light, but also the fountain of it. To enlighten us with the knowledge of the glory of God - Of his glorious love, and of his glorious image. In the face of Jesus Christ - Which reflects his glory in another manner than the face of Moses did.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 4:6


2Co 4:6 For God, who commanded light to shine out of darkness. Ge 1:3. Hath shone in our hearts. By bringing to the light of the gospel. The light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. Knowledge is light. The glory of God is revealed in his Son, who hath shown for the divine excellency, tenderness and love.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 4

  • 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.
  • Lords body
    I read the 1611 version precisely to avoid private interpretation.

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