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

  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 1:21 NOW HE WHICH ESTABLISHETH US WITH YOU IN CHRIST AND HATH ANOINTED US IS GOD 1:22 WHO HATH ALSO SEALED US AND GIVEN THE EARNEST OF THE SPIRIT IN OUR HEARTS JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUIICKENETH THE FLEASH PROFITETH NOTHING THE WORDS THAT --- I SPEAK --- UNTO YOU THEY ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE LIFE
  • Ezra
    i love reading the bible.
  • Ray321
    Paul's Gospel 1 Corinthians 15-1-4, Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins and was buried and rose from the dead three days in the power of God. If we know that we are a sinner, believe in the finished work of the cross, what more do we have to do to go to Heaven. Believe with faith plus nothing, that's all. It's that simple. Believe with faith plus nothing. Amen Amen Amen
  • Ray321
    My friends, Yes Apostle Paul was faithful and believed God, but Jesus had chosen Paul for the Gentiles (Acts 9:15) and the other Apostles had to follow Jesus comments, do not go in the way of the Gentiles (Matt 10:5-7). Paul is our Apostle for our time. So Jesus had to give him new Revelations (Romans 16:25) . We are to follow Paul and read his epistles so we can understand the Bible 2 Tim 2:15
  • Lu2677
    Paul calls the Gospel of Christ "his gospel" because Paul walked by faith, he did everything in faith, he lived in the Spirit, he abides in God's Word.
  • Ray321
    The Corinthians church had a lot of problems, there was alot of bad things going on, that's why they were called babes in Christ. The Corinthians were not eating the meat of the Word because of there sins. Apostle Paul had a hard time, but he had alot of love for that church. The books of Corinthians will teach Salvation of today, the gospel, 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, Paul calls it his gospel. Read it

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