2 Corinthians 9:4

“Lest haply if they of Macedonia come with me, and find you unprepared, we (that we say not, ye) should be ashamed in this same confident boasting.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Lest happily if they of Macedonia come with mee, & find you vnprepared, wee (that wee say not, you) should bee ashamed in this same confident boasting.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

otherwise if any Macedonians come with me and find you unprepared, we--not to speak of you--will be put to shame by this confidence.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

lest by any means, if there come with me any of Macedonia and find you unprepared, we (that we say not, ye) should be put to shame in this confidence.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For fear that, if any from Macedonia come with me, and you are not ready, we (not to say, you) might be put to shame in this thing.
- Basic English Bible

lest haply, if Macedonians come with me and find you unprepared, *we*, that we say not *ye*, may be put to shame in this confidence.
- Darby Bible

Lest haply if they of Macedonia come with me, and find you unprepared, we (that we say not, ye) should be ashamed in this same confident boasting.
- Webster's Bible

for fear that, if any Macedonians come with me and find you unprepared, we--not to say you yourselves--should be put to the blush in respect to this confidence.
- Weymouth Bible

so that I won't by any means, if there come with me any of Macedonia and find you unprepared, we (to say nothing of you) should be disappointed in this confident boasting.
- World English Bible

Lest whanne Macedonyes comen with me, and fynden you vnredi, we be schamed, that we seien you not, in this substaunce.
- Wycliffe Bible

lest if Macedonians may come with me, and find you unprepared, we -- we may be put to shame (that we say not -- ye) in this same confidence of boasting.
- Youngs Literal Bible

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People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 9:4


2Co 9:4 Lest haply if they of Macedonia come with me. Luke named certain brethren of Macedonia who did attend him (Ac 20:4). And find you unprepared, we . . . should be ashamed. If these should find Corinth unprepared with the collection when Paul came, after what he had said, it would fill him with shame.

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