2 Corinthians 10:4

“(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling downe of strong holds.)
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

(for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but mighty before God to the casting down of strongholds),
- American Standard Version (1901)

(For the arms with which we are fighting are not those of the flesh, but are strong before God for the destruction of high places);
- Basic English Bible

For the arms of our warfare [are] not fleshly, but powerful according to God to [the] overthrow of strongholds;
- Darby Bible

(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
- Webster's Bible

The weapons with which we fight are not human weapons, but are mighty for God in overthrowing strong fortresses.
- Weymouth Bible

for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but mighty before God to the throwing down of strongholds,
- World English Bible

For the armuris of oure knyythod ben not fleischli, but myyti bi God to the distruccioun of strengthis. And we distrien counsels,
- Wycliffe Bible

for the weapons of our warfare [are] not fleshly, but powerful to God for bringing down of strongholds,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 10:4


10:4 For the weapons of our warfare - Those we use in this war. Are not carnal - But spiritual, and therefore mighty to the throwing down of strong holds - Of all the difficulties which men or devils can raise in our way. Though faith and prayer belong also to the Christian armour, #Eph 6:15|, &c., yet the word of God seems to be here chiefly intended.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 10:4


2Co 10:4 For the weapons of our warfare, etc. Since these were not carnal, the might was not in human strength, but in God who gave them power to overcome the strongholds of sin.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 10

  • Steve morrow
    2 CORINTHIANS 10:18 for not he that commendeth himself is approved but whom THE LORD commendeth 1 CORIN 11:19 for there must be also heresies among you that they which are approved may be made manifest among you 2 CORIN 5:9 wherefore we labor that whether present or absent we may be accepted of HIM ACTS 10:35 but in every nation he that feareth HIM and worketh righteousness is accepted with HIM
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Eternal truths- For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds. But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 18:27 AND HE SAID THE THINGS WHICH ARE IMPOSSIBLE WITH MEN ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD *** 1 PETER 4:1 FOR AS MUCH THEN AS CHRIST HATH SUFFERED FOR US IN THE FLESH ARM YOURSELVES LIKEWISE WITH --THE SAME MIND-- FOR HE THAT HATH SUFFERED IN THE FLESH HATH CEASED FROM SIN --4:2-- THAT HE NO LONGER SHOULD LIVE THE REST OF HIS TIME IN THE FLESH TO THE LUSTS OF MEN BUT TO THE WILL OF GOD
  • A disciple
    Ray; We are born of the Water, clean through His Word, born from above of the Spirit, new creations in Christ! We are not full grown when we're born; but must grow in His grace and knowledge, by WORKING OUT OUR SALVATION through proving by fire! It is a chance to transform our very nature and character; but it is a FIGHT AGAINST all that has been our nature and character up until we were saved.
  • BSP
    Verse 5: We must bring any negative or wrong thought into captivity and to make them obedient to the Christ. We need to find ways to combat negative thinking by applying encouraging Scriptures.
  • Ray321
    Paul is always writing to saved believers, mostly Gentiles. Peter wrote to Jewish believers in his epistles. John wrote to Jewish believers in his epistles. Every book in the Bible was written for a reason, but it all end up at the cross of Jesus Christ. The Bible, before the cross and after the cross, finally we have Salvation thru Jesus Christ our Lord by his finished works. Amen

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