2 Corinthians 4:6

“For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For God who commaunded the light to shine out of darkenes, hath shined in our hearts, to giue the light of the knowledge of the glory of God, in the face of Iesus Christ.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For God, who said, "Light shall shine out of darkness, is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Seeing it is God, that said, Light shall shine out of darkness, who shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Seeing that it is God who said, Let light be shining out of the dark, who has put in our hearts the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
- Basic English Bible

Because [it is] the God who spoke that out of darkness light should shine who has shone in our hearts for the shining forth of the knowledge of the glory of God in [the] face of [Jesus] Christ.
- Darby Bible

For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined into our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
- Webster's Bible

For God who said, "Out of darkness let light shine," is He who has shone in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God's glory, which is radiant on the face of Christ.
- Weymouth Bible

seeing it is God who said, "Light will shine out of darkness," who has shone in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
- World English Bible

For God, that seide liyt to schyne of derknessis, he hath youe liyt in oure hertis, to the liytnyng of the science of the clerenesse of God, in the face of Jhesu Crist.
- Wycliffe Bible

because [it is] God who said, Out of darkness light [is] to shine, who did shine in our hearts, for the enlightening of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 4:6


4:6 For God hath shined in our hearts - The hearts of all those whom the god of this world no longer blinds. God who is himself our light; not only the author of light, but also the fountain of it. To enlighten us with the knowledge of the glory of God - Of his glorious love, and of his glorious image. In the face of Jesus Christ - Which reflects his glory in another manner than the face of Moses did.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 4:6


2Co 4:6 For God, who commanded light to shine out of darkness. Ge 1:3. Hath shone in our hearts. By bringing to the light of the gospel. The light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. Knowledge is light. The glory of God is revealed in his Son, who hath shown for the divine excellency, tenderness and love.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 4

  • 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
  • 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

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