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 4:7

  • Very helpful as study notes to help enlighten my studying the Word of God. Be Blessed,and thank you.
  • Maurice for verse 7
    This treasure in Earthen vessel is the Kingdom of God in our lives which we access through being born again. This gives us access to Christ the king and his eternal power to be as he is while we are here living on earth but from the view of heaven with the Holy Spirit Living in us with all of His power to heal the sick , cleanse the leaper and raise the dead.
  • Rutendo for verse 7
    We as people are made from clay in his image so here on earth we are his vases but when we live our lives as Christ did . Obeying the word of God . Only then we represent him
  • Annette Agofure for verse 7
    The treasure God has given us is not alone to preach the gospel but to also show an examplary life by the way we live our life, the way we dress, the way we talk,the way we give all these has done the preaching
  • Annette Agofure for verse 7
    The treasure God has given us is not alone to preach the gospel but to also show an examplary life by the way we live our life, the way we dress, the way we talk,the way we give all these has done the preaching
  • Friday james for verse 7
    We need to discover the hidden treasures of our personality,potentials,abilities,and power God put in us.

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