2 Corinthians 6:4

“But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But in all things approuing our selues, as the Ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

but in everything commending ourselves as servants of God, in much endurance, in afflictions, in hardships, in distresses,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but in everything commending ourselves, as ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,
- American Standard Version (1901)

But in everything making it clear that we are the servants of God, in quiet strength, in troubles, in need, in sorrow,
- Basic English Bible

but in everything commending ourselves as God's ministers, in much endurance, in afflictions, in necessities, in straits,
- Darby Bible

But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,
- Webster's Bible

On the contrary, as God's servants, we seek their full approval--by unwearied endurance, by afflictions, by distress, by helplessness;
- Weymouth Bible

but in everything commending ourselves, as servants of God, in great endurance, in afflictions, in hardships, in distresses,
- World English Bible

but in alle thingis yyue we vs silf as the mynystris of God, in myche pacience, in tribulaciouns,
- Wycliffe Bible

but in everything recommending ourselves as God's ministrants; in much patience, in tribulations, in necessities, in distresses,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 6:4


6:4 But approving ourselves as the ministers of God - Such as his ministers ought to be. In much patience - Shown, In afflictions, necessities, distresses - All which are general terms. In stripes, imprisonments, tumults - Which are particular sorts of affliction, necessity, distress In labours, watchings, fastings - Voluntarily endured. All these are expressed in the plural number, to denote a variety of them. In afflictions, several ways to escape may appear, though none without difficulty in necessities, one only, and that a difficult one; in distresses, none at all appears.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 6:4


2Co 6:4 In all [things] commending ourselves as the ministers of God. Living lives that show that we are holy ministers, consecrated to God. Paul next gives some details of the apostolic life. In much patience. Rather, in steadfast constancy and endurance, holding out under trials. Some of these trials are now given. In afflictions, in necessities, in distresses. The first three details are general.

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