2 Corinthians 4:18

“While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 2 Corinthians 4:18

While we looke not at the things which are seene, but at þe things which are not seene: for the things which are seene, are temporall, but the things which are not seene, are eternall.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
- American Standard Version (1901)

While our minds are not on the things which are seen, but on the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are for a time; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
- Basic English Bible

while we look not at the things that are seen, but at the things that are not seen; for the things that are seen [are] for a time, but those that are not seen eternal.
- Darby Bible

While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
- Webster's Bible

while we look not at things seen, but things unseen; for things seen are temporary, but things unseen are eternal.
- Weymouth Bible

while we don't look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
- World English Bible

while that we biholden not tho thingis that ben seyn, but tho that ben not seyn. For tho thingis that ben seyn, ben but durynge for a schort tyme; but tho thingis that ben not seyn, ben euerlastynge.
- Wycliffe Bible

we not looking to the things seen, but to the things not seen; for the things seen [are] temporary, but the things not seen [are] age-during.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for 2 Corinthians 4:18

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 4:18


4:18 The things that are seen - Men, money, things of earth. The things that are not seen - God, grace, heaven.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 4:18


2Co 4:18 While we look not at things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. Our eyes are fixed on the unseen things beyond, the glory that the flesh cannot behold. Hence, we turn away from present afflictions as momentary, as belonging to the seen and the transient, and only regard them as adding to the weight of our unseen, eternal joys. Our goal is beyond. For the things which are seen [are] temporal. All material things, and all that the world values, are perishing. All things of sense shall pass away; Caesar's greatness, the might of Roman power, the strength of man, the glory of the magnificence of Corinth; even the visible heavens and the earth. But the things which are not seen [are] eternal. The things which the sense see not, but which faith reveals--God, heaven, the unseen spirit. Let the eye be turned upon the unseen, rather than the things of sense.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 4:18

  • Bill Dawson on 2 Corinthians 4:18
    On this day March 19,2020. We see the whole world panicing over an unseen virus. We can't ev?n touch it. But, the media puts it right in our faces on the TV and internet. The key thing they want to do is, to put fear and panic into the hearts of everyone.
    Jesus tells us all to fear not! For he is with us always. He will lead the way thru the strom.
    Doing the right things, but washing hands, keep our distants, etc. But, most of all is to pray alway.
  • Sabina on 2 Corinthians 4:18
    I try to live my life by 2corinthians 4 18 mostly everyday, because its very challenging in a world that many people are materialistic. What we don 't see is how fast everything we see can disappear rapidly. I have experience gods love and power, so nothing else I see can truly influence me from knowing this divine love for me. If we focus on what we see, than we are not setting our self to have a true relationship with god. Our enemy of this world will always try to direct us in focusing on what is seen, because he doesn 't want us to receive the divine love of god. when I fine myself thinking or looking at what is not of god I usually redirect my mind to this chapter and verse. Who ever will read this, know that god love you and also pray for me to fight spiritual warfare against all my enemies.
  • Ajilore on 2 Corinthians 4:18
    We should not be mindful of the wordly thing but be mindful of heavenly things because all the wordly things will perish


 

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