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 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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