“By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true;”
King James Version (KJV)
6:8 By honour and dishonour - When we are present. By evil report and good report - When we are absent. Who could bear honour and good report, were it not balanced by dishonour? As deceivers - Artful, designing men. So the world represents all true ministers of Christ. Yet true - Upright, sincere, in the sight of God.
2Co 6:8 By honour and dishonour. A series of contrasted situations, nine in number, are now given. Sometimes "honored", sometimes treated as an outcast. By evil report and good report. Sometimes well spoken of, sometimes slandered. As deceivers, and [yet] true. Sometimes represented as artful impostors, yet true in life, word and deed.