2 Corinthians 4:3

“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But if our Gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled in them that perish:
- American Standard Version (1901)

But if our good news is veiled, it is veiled from those who are on the way to destruction:
- Basic English Bible

But if also our gospel is veiled, it is veiled in those that are lost;
- Darby Bible

But if our gospel is hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
- Webster's Bible

If, however, the meaning of our Good News has been veiled, the veil has been on the hearts of those who are on the way to perdition,
- Weymouth Bible

Even if our Good News is veiled, it is veiled in those who perish;
- World English Bible

For if also oure gospel is kyuerid, in these that perischen it is kyuerid;
- Wycliffe Bible

and if also our good news is vailed, in those perishing it is vailed,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 4:3


4:3 But if our gospel also - As well as the law of Moses.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 4:3


2Co 4:3 But if our gospel is hid. He has shown that there is no veil in Christ (2Co 3:16), and declared that he preached not things hidden by a veil (2Co 3:2). But the Judaizing opposers replied that his gospel was as much veiled to them as he said that the law was veiled to the Jews. It is hid to them that are lost. He replies that it is only veiled to the lost, who are blinded by the god of this world. In order to understand the allusions the reader must keep in mind Paul's life-long contest with Judaism in the church. See notes on Ac 15:1 Ga 2:4.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 4

  • Nancy Senior
    We have this treasure. The treasure is the Holy Ghost.the earthen vessel is our body. God living in us by his spirit, working through us.
  • Ray321
    Galatians 3:14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. Amen
  • BSP
    Verse 18: Keeping our minds focused on the future blessings promised by Jehovah God in the Bible can help us to have hope and endure any present circumstances and struggles that we are facing.
  • Ray321
    2 Corinthians 4:3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: I don't ever want to hind the gospel from anybody. If I don't preach the GOSPEL, I am lost. It's hard for a saved born again child of God not to preach the GOSPEL. The Gospel is Christ Jesus our Lord.
  • Steve morrow
    2 CORINTHIANS 4:4 IN WHOM THE GOD OF THIS WORLD HATH BLINDED THE MINDS OF THEM WHICH BELIEVE NOT--LEST THE LIGHT OF THE GLORIOUS GOSPEL--OF CHRIST WHO IS THE IMAGE OF GOD SHOULD SHINE UNTO THEM**PROVERBS 18:21 DEATH AND LIFE ARE IN THE POWER OF THE TONGUE AND THEY THAT LOVE IT SHALL EAT THE FRUIT THEREOF**JOHN 5:34 BUT I RECEIVE NOT TESTIMONY FROM MAN BUT THESE THINGS I SAY THAT YOU MIGHT BE SAVED
  • Bruce
    lords boby: How does reading 1611 stop private interpretations

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