2 Corinthians 4:7

“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But we haue this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellencie of the power may be of God, and not of vs.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the exceeding greatness of the power may be of God, and not from ourselves;
- American Standard Version (1901)

But we have this wealth in vessels of earth, so that it may be seen that the power comes not from us but from God;
- Basic English Bible

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassingness of the power may be of God, and not from us:
- Darby Bible

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God, and not from us.
- Webster's Bible

But we have this treasure in a fragile vase of clay, in order that the surpassing greatness of the power may be seen to belong to God, and not to originate in us.
- Weymouth Bible

But we have this treasure in clay vessels, that the exceeding greatness of the power may be of God, and not from ourselves.
- World English Bible

And we han this tresour in britil vessels, that the worthinesse be of Goddis vertu, and not of vs.
- Wycliffe Bible

And we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 4:7


4:7 But we - Not only the apostles, but all true believers. Have this treasure - Of divine light, love, glory. In earthen vessels - In frail, feeble, perishing bodies. He proceeds to show, that afflictions, yea, death itself, are so far from hindering the ministration of the Spirit, that they even further it, sharpen the ministers, and increase the fruit. That the excellence of the power, which works these in us, may undeniably appear to be of God.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 4:7


2Co 4:7 We have this treasure in earthen vessels. The treasure of the knowledge of Christ and of the ministry of the gospel of life. Perhaps his enemies pointed to his sorrows as a proof that he was not so favored as a minister of Christ. A splendid treasure was placed in a fragile, cheap earthen vessel. Then it was manifest that the great work wrought was the power of God, and not from us, the apostles and evangelists.

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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