2 Corinthians 6:10

“As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

As sorrowfull, yet alway reioycing: as poore, yet making many rich: as hauing nothing, and yet possessing all things.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

as sorrowful yet always rejoicing, as poor yet making many rich, as having nothing yet possessing all things.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and `yet' possessing all things.
- American Standard Version (1901)

As full of sorrow, but ever glad; as poor, but giving wealth to others; as having nothing, but still having all things.
- Basic English Bible

as grieved, but always rejoicing; as poor, but enriching many; as having nothing, and possessing all things.
- Darby Bible

As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
- Webster's Bible

as sad, but we are always joyful; as poor, but we bestow wealth on many; as having nothing, and yet we securely possess all things.
- Weymouth Bible

as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
- World English Bible

as sorewful, euere more ioiynge; as hauynge nede, but makynge many men riche; as no thing hauynge, and weldynge alle thingis.
- Wycliffe Bible

as sorrowful, and always rejoicing; as poor, and making many rich; as having nothing, and possessing all things.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 6:10


6:10 As sorrowing - For our own manifold imperfections, and for the sins and sufferings of our brethren. Yet always rejoicing - In present peace, love, power, and a sure hope of future glory. As having nothing, yet possessing all things - For all things are ours, if we are Christ's. What a magnificence of thought is this!


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 6:10


2Co 6:10 As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing. His suffering caused him grief, yet he rejoiced in hope. As poor, yet making many rich. Without worldly wealth, but carrying the riches of Christ to men. As having nothing, and [yet] possessing all things. Compare 1Co 3:21.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 6

  • BSP
    Verse 4: In every way and aspect of life we want to show that we are ministers of God.
  • BSP
    Verse 13: We should widen out in our affections by getting to know and helping those of different races, ages, and nationalities. In this way we can imitate Jehovah God.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Eternal caution: Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God.
  • A disciple
    Hi Kurt; I like what you said regarding "our own whims, emotions, and personalities," and that "we must keep the discipline of God's intentions within us." The Word, "LET this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus;" like in the Proverbs, "LET thine heart retain MY WORDS;" our discipleship is toward moral excellence out of a good and honest heart, PROVING what is acceptable TO GOD in TRUTH.
  • Kurt
    How can we bring the Gospel to sinners without sinning? Take another Christian and have an entry and exit plan. Arm yourself with the Truth (Jesus), and the Spirit. Allow God to work his love towards sinners thru us, yet remain safely separate in the Armour, lest we may fall. We are subject to our own whims, emotions, and personalities, yet we must keep the discipline of God's intentions within us
  • Ray321
    Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

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