2 Corinthians 5:11

“Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Knowing therefore the terrour of the Lord, we perswade men; but we are made manifest vnto God, & I trust also, are made manifest in your consciences.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade men, but we are made manifest to God; and I hope that we are made manifest also in your consciences.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Knowing therefore the fear of the Lord, we persuade men, but we are made manifest unto God; and I hope that we are made manifest also in your consciences.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Having in mind, then, the fear of the Lord, we put these things before men, but God sees our hearts; and it is my hope that we may seem right in your eyes.
- Basic English Bible

Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord we persuade men, but have been manifested to God, and I hope also that we have been manifested in your consciences.
- Darby Bible

Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest to God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.
- Webster's Bible

Therefore, because we realize how greatly the Lord is to be feared, we are endeavouring to win men over, and God recognizes what our motives are, and I hope that you, in your hearts, recognize them too.
- Weymouth Bible

Knowing therefore the fear of the Lord, we persuade men, but we are revealed to God; and I hope that we are revealed also in your consciences.
- World English Bible

Therfor we witynge the drede of the Lord, councelen men, for to God we ben opyn; and Y hope, that we ben opyn also in youre consciencis.
- Wycliffe Bible

having known, therefore, the fear of the Lord, we persuade men, and to God we are manifested, and I hope also in your consciences to have been manifested;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 5:11


5:11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we the more earnestly persuade men to seek his favour; and as God knoweth this, so, I trust, ye know it in your own consciences.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 5:11


2Co 5:11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men. "The fear of the Lord" (Revised Version). Fearing the Lord and accountable to him, he seeks to discharge his ministry by persuading men. We are made manifest unto God. He sees our whole life and knows our motives as well as our deeds. I trust also are made manifest in your consciences. His life was known to God and approved. He hoped, too, that it was known to the saints at Corinth and that he had a witness in their conscience, in the effect of his preaching.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 5

  • Temica
    I just want to say we all need our faith increse and i thank God for being God and to know we have him to look to from an evil wicked world things will end but his love will never and we have to belive that we didnt creat our self and really dont understand ourselves so we know to turn to our God our creator and thats enough
  • Aiii
    Faith and Love is what we need. As well as belief of course. I'm disturbed by those who are so vigilant in their own interpretations I fear open minded change is what you proudly consider beneath you. I pray I am wrong forgive me if I mistake your passion and pride.
  • Will
    Our love for Jesus moves us to work whole-souled in whatever we do for him.
  • Irene123
    To Wm. - I just now noticed - quote, "I only utilize the KJV, BUT ..... "; telling me to be more liberal than you does not sound good. I have known the way of Jesus word for - 50 yrs.
  • William
    sis Irene, I am with you because I only utilize the KJV. However, let us not be so dogmatic about any bible translation. Kjv is very reliable, but there are other reliable ones also. All that matters is a changed life in Christ.
  • Marshalyn
    indeed.this is life be like..living with faith in God through our Lord Jesus

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