2 Corinthians 4:8

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wee are troubled on euery side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despaire,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{we are} afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

`we are' pressed on every side, yet not straitened; perplexed, yet not unto despair;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Troubles are round us on every side, but we are not shut in; things are hard for us, but we see a way out of them;
- Basic English Bible

every way afflicted, but not straitened; seeing no apparent issue, but our way not entirely shut up;
- Darby Bible

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
- Webster's Bible

We are hard pressed, yet never in absolute distress; perplexed, yet never utterly baffled;
- Weymouth Bible

We are pressed on every side, yet not crushed; perplexed, yet not to despair;
- World English Bible

In alle thingis we suffren tribulacioun, but we ben not angwischid, or annoyed; we ben maad pore, but `we lacken nothing; we suffren persecucioun,
- Wycliffe Bible

on every side being in tribulation, but not straitened; perplexed, but not in despair;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 4:8


4:8 We are troubled, &c. - The four articles in this verse respect inward, the four in the next outward, afflictions. In each clause the former part shows the earthen vessels; the latter, the excellence of the power. Not crushed - Not swallowed up in care and anxiety. Perplexed - What course to take, but never despairing of his power and love to carry us through.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 4:8


2Co 4:8,9 In these two verses are four pairs of contrasts which should the frailty of the instruments and the greatness of the power: (1) Troubled on every side, yet not distressed. "pressed on every side" (Revised Version), but not hemmed in by the pressure. (2) Perplexed, but not in despair. In apparently overwhelming difficulties, but never reduced to despair. (3) Persecuted, but not forsaken. Persecuted by their enemies, but not forsaken and delivered over to them. (4) Cast down, but not destroyed. Overthrown and cast to the earth, but even then rescued from the enemy, standing over them prostrate, so that they are not destroyed.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 4

  • STEPHEN WILDER
    STEVE WILDER...."BEARING ABOUT" THE DEATH OF OUR LORD IS LOOKING AT BOTH OUR IDENTIFICATION WITH HIM IN HIS DEATH (WHICH BY FAITH BRINGS US LIFE) AND THE MESSAGE WE PROCLAIM ABOUT HIS DEATH (WHICH BY FAITH CAN BRING LIFE TO OTHERS) AS ALSO OUR DAILY DIEING TO SELF AND ENDURING PERSECUTION BECAUSE OF OUR MESSAGE OF PREACHING "CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD".
  • Kathy Kelley
    What does 2Cor.4:10 mean ? Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the Life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
  • 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.
  • Sylvia
    The god of this age is Satan, he keeps lost sinners in the dark. (John 12:31) He is the ruler of this world in which we live today. Read Romans 11:25 and 2nd Corinthian 3:14-16. Satan doesn't want the light of salvation to shine in the hearts of sinners.

    GOD is the light of salvation. Amen!

    God is the light of salvation.
  • Bruce
    Richard!: You need to read that verse again. It says the god of this world has blinded the minds of those that don't believe. god of this world is Satan. He is still blinding people so they don't see The Light. Have you been called? John6:44--forgiving 1John 1:9- You "will" be Baptized with The Holy Ghost Matthew3:11. You will "know" impossible not to know!

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