2 Corinthians 6:8

“By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

By honour and dishonour, by euil report and good report, as deceiuers and yet true:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

by glory and dishonor, by evil report and good report; {regarded} as deceivers and yet true;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

by glory and dishonor, by evil report and good report; as deceivers, and `yet' true;
- American Standard Version (1901)

By glory and by shame, by an evil name and a good name; as untrue, and still true;
- Basic English Bible

through glory and dishonour, through evil report and good report: as deceivers, and true;
- Darby Bible

By honor and dishonor, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true;
- Webster's Bible

through honour and ignominy, through calumny and praise. We are looked upon as impostors and yet are true men;
- Weymouth Bible

by glory and dishonor, by evil report and good report; as deceivers, and yet true;
- World English Bible

bi glorie and vnnoblei; bi yuel fame and good fame; as disseyueris, and trewe men; as thei that ben vnknowun, and knowun;
- Wycliffe Bible

through glory and dishonour, through evil report and good report, as leading astray, and true;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 6:8


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.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 6:8


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.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 6

  • BSP
    Verse 2 is quoting Isaiah 49:8. Now is the especially acceptable time. We don't want to miss the purpose of God's undeserved kindness.
  • Bruce
    Jim: Yes, Unevenly Yoked in anything: But its mostly used for Marriage. Most believe They Will draw the other to Christ,But---? One Looks to The Light the other to Darkness. We can help the Lost. I will help anyone with almost anything,the Price: Hearing The Way of Salvation. I sometimes take them Fishing or invite for Supper. Sometimes One will go to Church.
  • Jim Kirkpatrick
    Being unequally yoked with unbelievers is correct, but it means not to run with them not to restrain from witnessing to them.
  • Wayne
    Ask God for a Christian young lady or young man to marry. God knows what you need and where they are. And ask the Holy Ghost to bring your hearts together in His love. I did and been married, to same Christian woman, 52 years. God Bless.
  • Bruce
    My son,Bruce died Thanksgiving day 2012. He was 42 years old. He eat dinner went outside, fell over. Aneurysm. His Mom died five years earlier. Doing dishes,just fell over.Aneurysm. With his death my heart was crushed. Yet at the same time I can Rejoice! My second wife died Dec.11 2013. Lost. His will be done. He's the calm in the storm. The peace that passes all understanding. Yes we can Rejoice
  • Irene123
    V.10 - As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; - I've had 2 recent experiences with this - as I know many of you have. About 2 1/2 mos. ago my 46 yr. old son had a heart attack, his heart stopped, they got it going again; he's fine now. Then this past Dec. 13 I came down with flu/pneumonia for 2 wks. Mighty prayer was sent up for us both of us by the ch. I'm fine, but thru it all I could REJOICE!!

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