2 Corinthians 4:5



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus' sake.

King James Version

For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

International Standard Version

For we do not preach ourselves, but rather Jesus the Messiah as Lord, and ourselves as merely your servants for Jesus' sake.

A Conservative Version

For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves are your bondmen through Jesus.

American Standard Version

For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus'sake.

Amplified

For what we preach is not ourselves but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves [merely] as your servants (slaves) for Jesus' sake.

An Understandable Version

For we do not preach ourselves, but [we preach] Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus' sake.

Anderson New Testament

For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your servants, for Jesus sake.

Bible in Basic English

For our preaching is not about ourselves, but about Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your servants through Jesus.

Common New Testament

For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for we preach not our selves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, professing our selves your servants for his sake.

Darby Translation

For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus Lord, and ourselves your bondmen for Jesus' sake.

Godbey New Testament

For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

Goodspeed New Testament

For it is not myself but Christ Jesus that I am proclaiming as Lord; I am only a slave of yours for Jesus' sake.

Holman Bible

For we are not proclaiming ourselves but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your slaves because of Jesus.

John Wesley New Testament

For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your slaves for Jesus' sake.

Julia Smith Translation

For we proclaim not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus.

King James 2000

For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For we do not proclaim ourselves, but Christ Jesus [as] Lord, and ourselves [as] your slaves for the sake of Jesus.

Modern King James verseion

For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus to be the Lord, and preach ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

Moffatt New Testament

(It is Christ Jesus as Lord, not myself, that I proclaim; I am simply a servant of yours for Jesus' sake.)

Montgomery New Testament

It is not myself that I proclaim, but Christ Jesus as Master, and myself that I proclaim, and myself your slave for Jesus' sake.

NET Bible

For we do not proclaim ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus' sake.

New Heart English Bible

For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake;

New simplified Bible

We do not preach about ourselves, but about Christ Jesus as Lord. We are your servants for Jesus' sake.

Noyes New Testament

For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus sake.

Sawyer New Testament

For we preach not ourselves but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

The Emphasized Bible

For, not ourselves, do we proclaim, but Christ Jesus, as Lord, and, ourselves, as your servants for Jesus' sake.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

Twentieth Century New Testament

(For it is not ourselves that we proclaim, but Christ Jesus, as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake.)

Webster

For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

Weymouth New Testament

(For we do not proclaim ourselves, but we proclaim Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bondservants for the sake of Jesus.)

Williams New Testament

For I am not proclaiming myself but Christ Jesus as Lord, and myself a slave of yours for Jesus' sake.

World English Bible

For we don't preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake;

Worrell New Testament

For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus as Lord; and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake;

Worsley New Testament

for we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your servants for the sake of Jesus.

Youngs Literal Translation

for not ourselves do we preach, but Christ Jesus -- Lord, and ourselves your servants because of Jesus;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
γάρ 
Gar 
for , , not tr
Usage: 825

we preach
κηρύσσω 
Kerusso 
Usage: 49

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not , no , cannot ,
Usage: 1032

ἑαυτοῦ 
heautou 
ἑαυτοῦ 
heautou 
Usage: 249
Usage: 249

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but , yea , yet , nevertheless , howbeit , nay , therefore , save , not tr ,
Usage: 461

Χριστός 
christos 
Usage: 557

Ἰησοῦς 
Iesous 
Usage: 969

the Lord
κύριος 
Kurios 
Lord , lord , master , sir , Sir ,
Usage: 643

and
δέ 
De 
but , and , now , then , also , yet , yea , so , moreover , nevertheless , for , even , , not tr
Usage: 2184

ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your , you , ye , yours , not tr. ,
Usage: 371

δοῦλος 
Doulos 
Usage: 65

διά 
Dia 
by , through , with , for , for ... sake , therefore , for this cause , because ,
Usage: 527

References

Context Readings

Proclaiming Jesus Christ As Lord

4 in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 5 For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus' sake. 6 For God, who said, "Light shall shine out of darkness," is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 1:23

but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness,

2 Corinthians 1:24

Not that we lord it over your faith, but are workers with you for your joy; for in your faith you are standing firm.

Matthew 3:11

"As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

Matthew 20:25-27

But Jesus called them to Himself and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them.

Matthew 23:8

"But do not be called Rabbi; for One is your Teacher, and you are all brothers.

Luke 22:25-26

And He said to them, "The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who have authority over them are called 'Benefactors.'

John 1:21-23

They asked him, "What then? Are you Elijah?" And he said, "I am not " "Are you the Prophet?" And he answered, "No."

John 3:27-31

John answered and said, "A man can receive nothing unless it has been given him from heaven.

John 7:18

"He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who is seeking the glory of the One who sent Him, He is true, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.

John 13:14-15

"If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.

Acts 2:36

"Therefore let all the house of Israel know for certain that God has made Him both Lord and Christ--this Jesus whom you crucified."

Acts 3:12-13

But when Peter saw this, he replied to the people, "Men of Israel, why are you amazed at this, or why do you gaze at us, as if by our own power or piety we had made him walk?

Acts 5:31

"He is the one whom God exalted to His right hand as a Prince and a Savior, to grant repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.

Acts 8:9-10

Now there was a man named Simon, who formerly was practicing magic in the city and astonishing the people of Samaria, claiming to be someone great;

Acts 10:25-26

When Peter entered, Cornelius met him, and fell at his feet and worshiped him.

Acts 10:36

"The word which He sent to the sons of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ (He is Lord of all)--

Acts 14:11-15

When the crowds saw what Paul had done, they raised their voice, saying in the Lycaonian language, "The gods have become like men and have come down to us."

Romans 14:8-9

for if we live, we live for the Lord, or if we die, we die for the Lord; therefore whether we live or die, we are the Lord's.

Romans 15:1-2

Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of those without strength and not just please ourselves.

Romans 15:17-18

Therefore in Christ Jesus I have found reason for boasting in things pertaining to God.

1 Corinthians 1:13-15

Has Christ been divided? Paul was not crucified for you, was he? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?

1 Corinthians 2:2

For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.

1 Corinthians 3:5-6

What then is Apollos? And what is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, even as the Lord gave opportunity to each one.

1 Corinthians 8:6

yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him.

1 Corinthians 9:19-23

For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a slave to all, so that I may win more.

1 Corinthians 10:33

just as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit but the profit of the many, so that they may be saved.

1 Corinthians 12:3

Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God says, "Jesus is accursed"; and no one can say, "Jesus is Lord," except by the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 15:47

The first man is from the earth, earthy; the second man is from heaven.

2 Corinthians 1:19

For the Son of God, Christ Jesus, who was preached among you by us--by me and Silvanus and Timothy--was not yes and no, but is yes in Him.

2 Corinthians 5:14-15

For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died;

Galatians 5:13

For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

Philippians 1:15

Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ even from envy and strife, but some also from good will;

Philippians 2:11

and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

1 Thessalonians 2:5-6

For we never came with flattering speech, as you know, nor with a pretext for greed--God is witness--

2 Timothy 2:10

For this reason I endure all things for the sake of those who are chosen, so that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus and with it eternal glory.

Titus 1:11

who must be silenced because they are upsetting whole families, teaching things they should not teach for the sake of sordid gain.

1 Peter 5:2-5

shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness;

2 Peter 2:3

and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.



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