2 Corinthians 6:9

“As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

As vnknowen, & yet wel knowen: as dying, and behold, we liue: as chastened, and not killed:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

as unknown yet well-known, as dying yet behold, we live; as punished yet not put to death,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

as unknown, and `yet' well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Unnoted, but still kept fully in mind; as near to death, but still living; as undergoing punishment, but not put to death;
- Basic English Bible

as unknown, and well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as disciplined, and not put to death;
- Darby Bible

As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;
- Webster's Bible

as obscure persons, and yet are well known; as on the point of death, and yet, strange to tell, we live; as under God's discipline, and yet we are not deprived of life;
- Weymouth Bible

as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as punished, and not killed;
- World English Bible

as men diynge, and lo! we lyuen; as chastisid, and not maad deed;
- Wycliffe Bible

as unknown, and recognized; as dying, and lo, we live; as chastened, and not put to death;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 6:9


6:9 As unknown - For the world knoweth us not, as it knew him not. Yet well known - To God, and to those who are the seals of our ministry. As dying, yet behold - Suddenly, unexpectedly, God interposes, and we live.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 6:9


2Co 6:9 As unknown, and [yet] well known. Obscure in the great, indifferent world, but well known in the church and to God. As dying, and, behold, we live. Always exposed to death, and yet preserved, and having eternal life. As chastened, and not killed. See Ps 118:18. Though many a blow fell upon him, his life was spared.

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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