2 Corinthians 4:8



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing;

King James Version

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

International Standard Version

In every way we're troubled but not crushed, frustrated but not in despair,

A Conservative Version

restricted in everything, yet not confined, perplexed but not despairing,

American Standard Version

we are pressed on every side, yet not straitened; perplexed, yet not unto despair;

Amplified

We are hedged in (pressed) on every side [troubled and oppressed in every way], but not cramped or crushed; we suffer embarrassments and are perplexed and unable to find a way out, but not driven to despair;

An Understandable Version

We are afflicted in every way, but are not crushed; [we are] perplexed, but not to the point of despair;

Anderson New Testament

We are pressed on all sides, yet not restrained; perplexed, but not in despair;

Bible in Basic English

Troubles are round us on every side, but we are not shut in; things are hard for us, but we see a way out of them;

Common New Testament

We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;

Daniel Mace New Testament

I am press'd on every side, yet not crush'd; perplexed, but not in despair;

Darby Translation

every way afflicted, but not straitened; seeing no apparent issue, but our way not entirely shut up;

Godbey New Testament

in everything being troubled, but not in difficulties incorrigible; being at a loss, but not utterly at a loss;

Goodspeed New Testament

I am hard pressed on every side, but never cut off: perplexed, but not driven to despair;

Holman Bible

We are pressured in every way but not crushed; we are perplexed but not in despair;

John Wesley New Testament

We are troubled on every side, yet not crushed;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are unsure of our lives, but not in despair;

Julia Smith Translation

Being pressed in every thing, but not straightened; being at a loss, but not utterly perplexed;

King James 2000

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

Lexham Expanded Bible

We are afflicted in every [way], but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing;

Modern King James verseion

in every way having been troubled, but not having been hemmed in; having been perplexed, but not utterly at a loss;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

We are troubled on every side, yet are we not without shift. We are in poverty: but not utterly without somewhat.

Moffatt New Testament

on every side I am harried but not hemmed in, perplexed but not despairing,

Montgomery New Testament

On every side I am hard pressed, yet not hemmed in; perplexed, but not in despair;

NET Bible

We are experiencing trouble on every side, but are not crushed; we are perplexed, but not driven to despair;

New Heart English Bible

We are pressed on every side, yet not crushed; perplexed, yet not to despair;

New simplified Bible

We are pressed (afflicted) (troubled) on every side, but not crushed. We are perplexed yet not to despair.

Noyes New Testament

being troubled on every side, yet not distressed; perplexed, but not in despair;

Sawyer New Testament

being afflicted in every thing but not distressed, being perplexed but not in despair,

The Emphasized Bible

On every side, pressed hard, but not hemmed in, without a way, but not without a by-way,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

We are afflicted on every side, yet not reduced to extremities; under difficulties, yet not in despair;

Twentieth Century New Testament

Though hard pressed on every side, we are never hemmed in; through perplexed, never driven to despair;

Webster

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

Weymouth New Testament

We are hard pressed, yet never in absolute distress; perplexed, yet never utterly baffled;

Williams New Testament

On every side I am ever hard-pressed, but never hemmed in; always perplexed, but never to the point of despair;

World English Bible

We are pressed on every side, yet not crushed; perplexed, yet not to despair;

Worrell New Testament

being pressed on every side, yet not cooped up; perplexed, yet not despairing;

Worsley New Testament

being afflicted on every side, but not oppressed; perplexed, but not in despair;

Youngs Literal Translation

on every side being in tribulation, but not straitened; perplexed, but not in despair;

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
θλίβω 
Thlibo 
Usage: 9

on
ἐν 
En 
in , by , with , among , at , on , through ,
Usage: 2128

πᾶς 
Pas 
all , all things , every , all men , whosoever , everyone , whole , all manner of , every man , no Trans , every thing , any , whatsoever , whosoever 9 , always , daily , any thing , no , not tr ,
Usage: 704

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

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

στενοχωρέω 
Stenochoreo 
Usage: 3

ἀπορέω 
Aporeo 
Usage: 4

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

Devotionals

Devotionals about 2 Corinthians 4:8

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References

Images 2 Corinthians 4:8

Context Readings

Treasure In Earthenware Jars

7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves; 8 we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;


Cross References

2 Corinthians 7:5

For even when we came into Macedonia our flesh had no rest, but we were afflicted on every side: conflicts without, fears within.

1 Samuel 28:15

Then Samuel said to Saul, "Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?" And Saul answered, "I am greatly distressed; for the Philistines are waging war against me, and God has departed from me and no longer answers me, either through prophets or by dreams; therefore I have called you, that you may make known to me what I should do."

1 Samuel 30:6

Moreover David was greatly distressed because the people spoke of stoning him, for all the people were embittered, each one because of his sons and his daughters But David strengthened himself in the LORD his God.

Job 2:9-10

Then his wife said to him, "Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die!"

Psalm 56:2-3

My foes have trampled upon me all day long, For they are many who fight proudly against me.

Romans 8:35-37

Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Psalm 37:33

The LORD will not leave him in his hand Or let him be condemned when he is judged.

Proverbs 14:26

In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence, And his children will have refuge.

Proverbs 18:10

The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous runs into it and is safe.

John 14:18

"I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.

Romans 5:3-5

And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance;

1 Corinthians 10:13

No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.

2 Corinthians 1:8-10

For we do not want you to be unaware, brethren, of our affliction which came to us in Asia, that we were burdened excessively, beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of life;

2 Corinthians 4:16-17

Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.

2 Corinthians 6:4

but in everything commending ourselves as servants of God, in much endurance, in afflictions, in hardships, in distresses,

2 Corinthians 11:23-30

Are they servants of Christ?--I speak as if insane--I more so; in far more labors, in far more imprisonments, beaten times without number, often in danger of death.

2 Corinthians 12:10

Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.

James 1:2-4

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials,

1 Peter 1:6-7

In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials,

1 Peter 4:12-14

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you;

1 Samuel 31:4

Then Saul said to his armor bearer, "Draw your sword and pierce me through with it, otherwise these uncircumcised will come and pierce me through and make sport of me " But his armor bearer would not, for he was greatly afraid So Saul took his sword and fell on it.



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