2 Corinthians 1:9

“But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But we had the sentence of death in our selues, that we should not trust in our selues, but in God which raiseth the dead.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

indeed, we had the sentence of death within ourselves so that we would not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

yea, we ourselves have had the sentence of death within ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God who raiseth the dead:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Yes, we ourselves have had the answer of death in ourselves, so that our hope might not be in ourselves, but in God who is able to give life to the dead:
- Basic English Bible

But we ourselves had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not have our trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead;
- Darby Bible

But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God who raiseth the dead:
- Webster's Bible

Nay, we had, as we still have, the sentence of death within our own selves, in order that our confidence may repose, not on ourselves, but on God who raised the dead to life.
- Weymouth Bible

Yes, we ourselves have had the sentence of death within ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead,
- World English Bible

But we in vs silf hadden answere of deth, that we truste not in vs, but in God that reisith deed men.
- Wycliffe Bible

but we ourselves in ourselves the sentence of the death have had, that we may not be trusting on ourselves, but on God, who is raising the dead,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 1:9


1:9 Yea, we had the sentence of death in ourselves - We ourselves expected nothing but death.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 1:9


2Co 1:9 We had the sentence of death in ourselves. The meaning seems to be that he felt that the time had come for him to die, and his reprieve from death was, as it were, a resurrection from death by the providence of God.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 1:9

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