Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.

King James Version

(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

Holman Bible

since the weapons of our warfare are not fleshly, but are powerful through God for the demolition of strongholds. We demolish arguments

International Standard Version

For the weapons of our warfare are not those of the world. Instead, they have the power of God to demolish fortresses. We tear down arguments

A Conservative Version

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty in God for the demolition of strongholds,

American Standard Version

(for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but mighty before God to the casting down of strongholds),

Amplified

For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds,

An Understandable Version

For the weapons of our warfare are not like the world's [i.e., which rely on human ingenuity and unspiritual principles], but they are empowered by God to overthrow [Satanic] fortifications.

Anderson New Testament

(for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty, through God, for the overthrowing of strongholds,)

Bible in Basic English

(For the arms with which we are fighting are not those of the flesh, but are strong before God for the destruction of high places);

Common New Testament

For the weapons of our warfare are not the weapons of the world, but they have divine power to destroy strongholds.

Daniel Mace New Testament

our military arms are not so defective, but divinely effectual to demolish all their ramparts;

Darby Translation

For the arms of our warfare are not fleshly, but powerful according to God to the overthrow of strongholds;

Godbey New Testament

for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty to God unto the pulling down of strongholds;

Goodspeed New Testament

for the weapons I use are not earthly ones, but divinely strong for destroying fortresses.

John Wesley New Testament

(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the throwing down of strong-holds.)

Jubilee 2000 Bible

(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God for the destruction of strong holds),

Julia Smith Translation

(For the weapons of our warfare not fleshly, but powerful to God to the taking down of fortified places;)

King James 2000

(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds;)

Lexham Expanded Bible

for the weapons of our warfare [are] not merely human, but powerful to God for the tearing down of fortresses, tearing down arguments

Modern King James verseion

For the weapons of our warfare are not fleshly, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For the weapons of our war are not carnal things, but things mighty in God to cast down strongholds;

Moffatt New Testament

the weapons of my warfare are not weapons of the flesh, but divinely strong to demolish fortresses ??5 I demolish theories and any rampart thrown up to resist the knowledge of God, I take every project prisoner to make it obey Christ,

Montgomery New Testament

for the weapons of my warfare are not weapons of the flesh, but mighty for God, in pulling down all fortresses.

NET Bible

for the weapons of our warfare are not human weapons, but are made powerful by God for tearing down strongholds. We tear down arguments

New Heart English Bible

for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but mighty in God for the tearing down of strongholds,

New simplified Bible

The weapons we use in our fight are not of the flesh but God's powerful weapons, which we use to destroy strongholds. We destroy false arguments.

Noyes New Testament

(for the weapons of our warfare are not fleshly, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds,)

Sawyer New Testament

for the arms of our warfare are not of flesh, but mighty with God to the pulling down of strongholds,

The Emphasized Bible

For, the weapons of our warfare, are not fleshly, but mighty, by God, unto a pulling down of strongholds, -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God for the casting down the strong holds [of corruption];

Twentieth Century New Testament

The weapons for our warfare are not earthly, but, under God, are powerful enough to pull down strongholds.

Webster

(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

Weymouth New Testament

The weapons with which we fight are not human weapons, but are mighty for God in overthrowing strong fortresses.

Williams New Testament

for the weapons used in my warfare are not mere human ones, but through my God are mighty for demolishing fortresses.

World English Bible

for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but mighty before God to the throwing down of strongholds,

Worrell New Testament

(for the weapons of our warfare are not fleshly, but mighty through God for the casting down of strongholds);

Worsley New Testament

(for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the demolishing of bulwarks:)

Youngs Literal Translation

for the weapons of our warfare are not fleshly, but powerful to God for bringing down of strongholds,

Interlinear

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

the weapons
ὅπλον 
Hoplon 
Usage: 6

of our
ἡμῶν 
hemon 
our , us , we , not tr ,
Usage: 388

στρατεία 
Strateia 
Usage: 2

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

σαρκικός 
Sarkikos 
Usage: 11

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

δυνατός 
Dunatos 
Usage: 26

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

to
πρός 
Pros 
unto , to , with , for , against , among , at , not tr , , vr to
Usage: 412

καθαίρεσις 
Kathairesis 
Usage: 3

References

Images 2 Corinthians 10:4

Context Readings

Paul's Ministry Defended

3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, 4 for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. 5 We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,


Cross References

Jeremiah 1:10

"See, I have appointed you this day over the nations and over the kingdoms, To pluck up and to break down, To destroy and to overthrow, To build and to plant."

2 Corinthians 6:7

in the word of truth, in the power of God; by the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and the left,

1 Corinthians 2:5

so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God.

2 Corinthians 13:3-4

since you are seeking for proof of the Christ who speaks in me, and who is not weak toward you, but mighty in you.

1 Thessalonians 5:8

But since we are of the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet, the hope of salvation.

1 Timothy 1:18

This command I entrust to you, Timothy, my son, in accordance with the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you fight the good fight,

Joshua 6:20

So the people shouted, and priests blew the trumpets; and when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, the people shouted with a great shout and the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight ahead, and they took the city.

Judges 7:13-23

When Gideon came, behold, a man was relating a dream to his friend. And he said, "Behold, I had a dream; a loaf of barley bread was tumbling into the camp of Midian, and it came to the tent and struck it so that it fell, and turned it upside down so that the tent lay flat."

Judges 15:14-16

When he came to Lehi, the Philistines shouted as they met him. And the Spirit of the LORD came upon him mightily so that the ropes that were on his arms were as flax that is burned with fire, and his bonds dropped from his hands.

1 Samuel 17:45-50

Then David said to the Philistine, "You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have taunted.

Psalm 110:2

The LORD will stretch forth Your strong scepter from Zion, saying, "Rule in the midst of Your enemies."

Isaiah 30:25

On every lofty mountain and on every high hill there will be streams running with water on the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall.

Isaiah 41:14-16

"Do not fear, you worm Jacob, you men of Israel; I will help you," declares the LORD, "and your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.

Zechariah 4:6-7

Then he said to me, "This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel saying, 'Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,' says the LORD of hosts.

Acts 7:22

"Moses was educated in all the learning of the Egyptians, and he was a man of power in words and deeds.

Romans 6:13

and do not go on presenting the members of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness; but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.

Romans 13:12

The night is almost gone, and the day is near Therefore let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.

1 Corinthians 1:18-24

For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

1 Corinthians 9:7

Who at any time serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat the fruit of it? Or who tends a flock and does not use the milk of the flock?

2 Corinthians 3:5

Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God,

2 Corinthians 4:7

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves;

2 Corinthians 13:10

For this reason I am writing these things while absent, so that when present I need not use severity, in accordance with the authority which the Lord gave me for building up and not for tearing down.

Ephesians 6:13-18

Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.

2 Timothy 2:3

Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.

Hebrews 11:30

By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they had been encircled for seven days.

Hebrews 11:32-33

And what more shall I say? For time will fail me if I tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets,



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