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

  • Bruce
    lords boby: How does reading 1611 stop private interpretations
  • Lords body
    I read the 1611 version precisely to avoid private interpretation.
  • ChrisC607
    Am I the only one that has a severe issue with how many different versions of one small paragraph there are? Who gives anyone the right to manipulate the words of the Bible itself? Why do we accept corporations that are profiting from the sales of Bibles changing the words? Humans are blind to the truth and his ways. Judge not, yet so quick to point fingers. Follow his guidance, or idolize a book?
  • Steve morrow
    2 CORINTHIANS 4:1 THEREFORE SEEING WE HAVE THIS MINISTRY AS WE HAVE RECEIVED MERCY WE FAINT NOT 4:2 BUT HAVE RENOUNCED THE HIDDEN THINGS OF DISHONESTY NOT WALKING IN CRAFTINESS NOR HANDLING THE WORD OF GOD DECEITFULLY BUT BY MANIFESTATION OF THE TRUTH COMMENDING OURSELVES TO EVERY MANS CONSCIENCE IN THE SIGHT OF GOD-----JESUS SAITH UNTO HIM I AM THE WAY THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE .....
  • Steve morrow
    2 cor 4:1 therefore seeing we have this ministry as we have received mercy we faint not 2 BUT HAVE RENOUNCED THE HIDDEN THINGS OF DISHONESTY NOT WALKING IN CRAFTINESS NOR HANDLING THE WORD OF GOD DECEITFULLY BUT BY-------BUT BY MANIFESTATION OF THE TRUTH-------COMMENDING OURSELVES TO EVERY MANS CONSCIENCE IN THE SIGHT OF GOD 3 BUT IF OUR GOSPEL BE HID IT IS HID TO THEM THAT ARE LOST
  • Irene123
    Satan was cast out of heaven with his angels before Gen. for rebelling against God; wanting to usurp God's authority and be 'God' himself and he had a host of angels that followed him. This was done before Adam 'n Eve. The testimony of this event is corroborated by Jesus Himself - Lk.10:18. The prince of the power of the air, Eph.2:2. Tit.2:12, we are 'in' the world, but not 'of' it, Jn.15:19, 17.

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