2 Corinthians 4:9

“Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 2 Corinthians 4:9

Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast downe, but not destroyed.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

pursued, yet not forsaken; smitten down, yet not destroyed;
- American Standard Version (1901)

We are cruelly attacked, but not without hope; we are made low, but we are not without help;
- Basic English Bible

persecuted, but not abandoned; cast down, but not destroyed;
- Darby Bible

Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
- Webster's Bible

pursued, yet never left unsuccoured; struck to the ground, yet never slain;
- Weymouth Bible

pursued, yet not forsaken; struck down, yet not destroyed;
- World English Bible

but we ben not forsakun; we ben maad lowe, but we ben not confoundid; we ben cast doun, but we perischen not.
- Wycliffe Bible

persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for 2 Corinthians 4:9

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 4:9


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.

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.

4:10 Always - Wherever we go. Bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus - Continually expecting to lay down our lives like him. That the life also of Jesus might be manifested in our body - That we may also rise and be glorified like him.

4:11 For we who yet live - Who are not yet killed for the testimony of Jesus. Are always delivered unto death - Are perpetually in the very jaws of destruction; which we willingly submit to, that we may obtain a better resurrection.


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