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

  • 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
  • Steve morrow
    2 CORINTHIANS 10:12 FOR WE --- DARE NOT --- MAKE OUSELVES OF THE NUMBER OR COMPARE OURSELVES WITH SOME THAT COMMEND THEMSELVES BUT THEY MEASURING THEMSELVES BY THEMSELVES AND COMPARING THEMSELVES AMONG THEMSELVES ARE NOT WISE *** 10:18 FOR NOT HE THAT COMMENDETH HIMSELF IS APPROVED BUT WHOM THE LORD COMMENDETH *** PROVERBS 8:14 COUNSEL IS MINE AND SOUND WISDOM I AM UNDERSTANDING I HAVE STRENGTH
  • Steve morrow
    2 CORINTHIANS 10:3 FOR THOUGH WE WALK IN THE FLESH WE --- DO NOT WAR --- AFTER THE FLESH 10:4 FOR THE WEAPONS OF OUR WARFARE ARE NOT CARNAL BUT MIGHTY THROUGH GOD TO THE PULLING DOWN OF STROGHOLDS 10:5 CASTING DOWN IMAGINATIONS AND EVERY HIGH THING THAT EXALTETH ITSELF AGAINST THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD AND BRINGING INTO CAPTIVITY EVERY THOUGHT TO THE OBEDIENCE OF CHRIST
  • Steve morrow
    2 cor 10:15 not boasting of things without our measure that is --- of other mens labors --- but having hope when your faith is increased that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundandly 10:16 TO PREACH THE GOSPEL IN THE REGIONS BEYOND YOU AND NOT TO BOAST IN ANOTHER MANS LINE OF THINGS MADE READY TO OUR HAND 10:17 BUT HE THAT GLORIETH LET HIM GLORY IN THE LORD
  • Steve morrow
    2 corin 10:15 not boasting of things without our measure that is of other mens labors but having hope when your faith is increased that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly 10:16 to preach the gospel in the regions beyond you----and not to boast in another mans line of things made ready to our hands----phil 2:21 for all seek their own not the things which are JESUS CHRISTS
  • Steve morrow
    2 Corinthians 10:3 for though we walk in the flesh we do not war after the flesh 10:5 casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of GOD and bringing into captivity---- every thought---- to the obedience of CHRIST

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