2 Corinthians 6:4



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,

Holman Bible

But in everything, as God's ministers, we commend ourselves: by great endurance, by afflictions, by hardship, by pressures,

International Standard Version

Instead, in every way we demonstrate that we are God's servants by tremendous endurance in the midst of difficulties, hardships, and calamities;

A Conservative Version

but in everything commending ourselves as helpers of God, in much perseverance, in afflictions, in necessities, in restrictions,

American Standard Version

but in everything commending ourselves, as ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,

Amplified

But we commend ourselves in every way as [true] servants of God: through great endurance, in tribulation and suffering, in hardships and privations, in sore straits and calamities,

An Understandable Version

But, as ministers of God, we [try to] commend ourselves [to others] in every way. [We do this] by [our] great steadfastness in troubles, hardships and difficulties.

Anderson New Testament

but in all things we commend ourselves as the ministers of God, in much suffering, in afflictions, in distresses, in straits,

Bible in Basic English

But in everything making it clear that we are the servants of God, in quiet strength, in troubles, in need, in sorrow,

Common New Testament

But as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, distresses,

Daniel Mace New Testament

but in all things I approve myself as the minister of God, by great constancy in afflictions, in torments, in distresses, from stripes,

Darby Translation

but in everything commending ourselves as God's ministers, in much endurance, in afflictions, in necessities, in straits,

Godbey New Testament

but in everything commending ourselves, as the ministers of God, in much patience, in tribulations, in straits, in difficulties,

Goodspeed New Testament

On the contrary, as a servant of God I try in every way to commend myself to them, through my great endurance in troubles, difficulties, hardships,

John Wesley New Testament

in much patience, in afflictions,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But in all things showing ourselves as the ministers of God in much patience, in tribulations, in necessities, in distresses,

Julia Smith Translation

But in every thing recommending ourselves as servants of God, in much patience, in pressures, in necessities, in extremities,

King James 2000

But in all things presenting ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,

Lexham Expanded Bible

but commending ourselves as servants of God in every [way], in much endurance, in afflictions, in distresses, in difficulties,

Modern King James verseion

but in everything commending ourselves as God's servants, in much patience, in troubles, in emergencies, in distresses,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

but in all things let us behave ourselves as the ministers of God. In much patience, in afflictions, in necessity, in anguish,

Moffatt New Testament

I prove myself at all points a true minister of God, by great endurance, by suffering, by troubles, by calamities,

Montgomery New Testament

but in every way I am striving to commend myself as God's minister by stedfast endurance, by afflictions, by troubles, by distresses,

NET Bible

But as God's servants, we have commended ourselves in every way, with great endurance, in persecutions, in difficulties, in distresses,

New Heart English Bible

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

New simplified Bible

In everything we commend ourselves, as ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,

Noyes New Testament

but as Gods ministers recommending ourselves in all things, in much endurance, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,

Sawyer New Testament

but in every thing commending ourselves as ministers of God, in great patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,

The Emphasized Bible

But, in everything, commending ourselves as God's ministers, - in much endurance, in tribulations, in necessities, in straits,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

but in every thing approving ourselves as ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in straits,

Twentieth Century New Testament

No, we are trying to commend ourselves under all circumstances, as God's ministers should--in many an hour of endurance, in troubles, in hardships, in difficulties,

Webster

But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,

Weymouth New Testament

On the contrary, as God's servants, we seek their full approval--by unwearied endurance, by afflictions, by distress, by helplessness;

Williams New Testament

On the contrary, I am trying in everything to prove to people that I am a true servant of God: by my tremendous endurance in sorrows, distresses, difficulties;

World English Bible

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

Worrell New Testament

but in everything commending ourselves as God's ministers, in much patience, in tribulations, in necessities, in distresses,

Worsley New Testament

but in every thing approving ourselves as the ministers of God; by much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in straits,

Youngs Literal Translation

but in everything recommending ourselves as God's ministrants; in much patience, in tribulations, in necessities, in distresses,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
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Definition
Usage
But
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but , yea , yet , nevertheless , howbeit , nay , therefore , save , not tr ,
Usage: 461

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

all
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

συνιστάω συνιστάνω συνίστημι 
sunistao 
Usage: 16

ἑαυτοῦ 
heautou 
Usage: 249

as
ὡς 
Hos 
as , when , how , as it were , about ,
Usage: 417

the ministers
διάκονος 
Diakonos 
Usage: 24

of God
θεός 
theos 
God , god , godly , God-ward ,
Usage: 1151

πολύς πολλός 
Polus 
many , much , great ,
Usage: 292

ὑπομονή 
Hupomone 
Usage: 26

θλίψις 
Thlipsis 
Usage: 33

ἀναγκή 
Anagke 
Usage: 15

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Context Readings

Afflictions Of God's Servants

3 giving no cause for offense in anything, so that the ministry will not be discredited, 4 but in everything commending ourselves as servants of God, in much endurance, in afflictions, in hardships, in distresses, 5 in beatings, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in hunger,



Cross References

1 Corinthians 3:5

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

2 Corinthians 3:6

who also made us adequate as servants of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

2 Corinthians 4:8

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

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.

2 Corinthians 12:12

The signs of a true apostle were performed among you with all perseverance, by signs and wonders and miracles.

Isaiah 61:6

But you will be called the priests of the LORD; You will be spoken of as ministers of our God You will eat the wealth of nations, And in their riches you will boast.

Joel 1:9

The grain offering and the drink offering are cut off From the house of the LORD The priests mourn, The ministers of the LORD.

Joel 2:17

Let the priests, the LORD'S ministers, Weep between the porch and the altar, And let them say, "Spare Your people, O LORD, And do not make Your inheritance a reproach, A byword among the nations Why should they among the peoples say, 'Where is their God?'"

Luke 21:19

"By your endurance you will gain your lives.

Acts 2:22

"Men of Israel, listen to these words: Jesus the Nazarene, a man attested to you by God with miracles and wonders and signs which God performed through Him in your midst, just as you yourselves know--

Acts 9:16

for I will show him how much he must suffer for My name's sake."

Acts 20:23-24

except that the Holy Spirit solemnly testifies to me in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions await me.

Acts 20:34

"You yourselves know that these hands ministered to my own needs and to the men who were with me.

Romans 5:3-4

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

Romans 5:8

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 8:35-36

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

Romans 14:18

For he who in this way serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men.

Romans 16:10

Greet Apelles, the approved in Christ. Greet those who are of the household of Aristobulus.

1 Corinthians 4:1

Let a man regard us in this manner, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.

1 Corinthians 4:11-12

To this present hour we are both hungry and thirsty, and are poorly clothed, and are roughly treated, and are homeless;

1 Corinthians 9:11

If we sowed spiritual things in you, is it too much if we reap material things from you?

2 Corinthians 2:17

For we are not like many, peddling the word of God, but as from sincerity, but as from God, we speak in Christ in the sight of God.

2 Corinthians 4:2

but we have renounced the things hidden because of shame, not walking in craftiness or adulterating the word of God, but by the manifestation of truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

2 Corinthians 4:17

For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison,

2 Corinthians 7:11

For behold what earnestness this very thing, this godly sorrow, has produced in you: what vindication of yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what longing, what zeal, what avenging of wrong! In everything you demonstrated yourselves to be innocent in the matter.

2 Corinthians 11:9

and when I was present with you and was in need, I was not a burden to anyone; for when the brethren came from Macedonia they fully supplied my need, and in everything I kept myself from being a burden to you, and will continue to do so.

2 Corinthians 11:23

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 11:27

I have been in labor and hardship, through many sleepless nights, in hunger and thirst, often without food, in cold and exposure.

Philippians 4:11-12

Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.

Colossians 1:11

strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously

Colossians 1:24

Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I do my share on behalf of His body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions.

1 Thessalonians 2:3-11

For our exhortation does not come from error or impurity or by way of deceit;

1 Thessalonians 3:2-3

and we sent Timothy, our brother and God's fellow worker in the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you as to your faith,

1 Thessalonians 3:7

for this reason, brethren, in all our distress and affliction we were comforted about you through your faith;

1 Thessalonians 5:14

We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone.

1 Timothy 2:15

But women will be preserved through the bearing of children if they continue in faith and love and sanctity with self-restraint.

1 Timothy 4:6

In pointing out these things to the brethren, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, constantly nourished on the words of the faith and of the sound doctrine which you have been following.

1 Timothy 6:11

But flee from these things, you man of God, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness.

2 Timothy 1:8

Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord or of me His prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel according to the power of God,

2 Timothy 2:24

The Lord's bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged,

2 Timothy 3:10-12

Now you followed my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, perseverance,

2 Timothy 4:5

But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

Hebrews 12:1

Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,

James 5:7-10

Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains.

Revelation 1:9

I, John, your brother and fellow partaker in the tribulation and kingdom and perseverance which are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.

Revelation 3:10

'Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.



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