2 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

2 Corinthians 4:9

“Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast downe, but not destroyed.”

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Other Translations

Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
- King James Version

persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

pursued, yet not forsaken; smitten down, yet not destroyed;
- American Standard Version (1901)

We are cruelly attacked, but not without hope; we are made low, but we are not without help;
- Basic English Bible

persecuted, but not abandoned; cast down, but not destroyed;
- Darby Bible

Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
- Webster's Bible

pursued, yet never left unsuccoured; struck to the ground, yet never slain;
- Weymouth Bible

pursued, yet not forsaken; struck down, yet not destroyed;
- World English Bible

but we ben not forsakun; we ben maad lowe, but we ben not confoundid; we ben cast doun, but we perischen not.
- Wycliffe Bible

persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
- Youngs Literal Bible

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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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