Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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 worldly, 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;

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,

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 
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

Prayers for 2 Corinthians 10:4

Context Readings

Paul's Ministry Defended

3 For walking in flesh, we do not war according to flesh. 4 For the arms of our warfare are not fleshly, but powerful according to God to the overthrow of strongholds; 5 overthrowing reasonings and every high thing that lifts itself up against the knowledge of God, and leading captive every thought into the obedience of the Christ;


Cross References

Jeremiah 1:10

See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to pluck up, and to break down, and to destroy, and to overthrow, to build and to plant.

2 Corinthians 6:7

in the word of truth, in the power of God; through the arms of righteousness on the right hand and left,

1 Corinthians 2:5

that your faith might not stand in men's wisdom, but in God's power.

2 Corinthians 13:3-4

Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, (who is not weak towards you, but is powerful among you,

1 Thessalonians 5:8

but we being of the day, let us be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as helmet the hope of salvation;

1 Timothy 1:18

This charge, my child Timotheus, I commit to thee, according to the prophecies as to thee preceding, in order that thou mightest war by them the good warfare,

Joshua 6:20

And the people shouted, and they blew with the trumpets. And it came to pass when the people heard the sound of the trumpets, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat; and the people went up into the city, each one straight before him, and they took the city.

Judges 7:13-23

When Gideon came, behold, a man was telling a dream to his comrade; and he said, "Behold, I dreamed a dream; and lo, a cake of barley bread tumbled into the camp of Mid'ian, and 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 came shouting to meet him; and the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and the ropes which were on his arms became as flax that has caught fire, and his bonds melted off his hands.

1 Samuel 17:45-50

And David said to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with sword, and with spear, and with javelin; but I come to thee in the name of Jehovah of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.

Psalm 110:2

Jehovah shall send the sceptre of thy might out of Zion: rule in the midst of thine enemies.

Isaiah 30:25

And there shall be upon every high mountain and upon every hill that is lifted up, brooks and water-courses, in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall.

Isaiah 41:14-16

Fear not, thou worm Jacob, ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith Jehovah, and thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.

Zechariah 4:6-7

And he answered and spoke unto me, saying, This is the word of Jehovah unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith Jehovah of hosts.

Acts 7:22

And Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and he was mighty in his words and deeds.

Romans 6:13

Neither yield your members instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but yield yourselves to God as alive from among the dead, and your members instruments of righteousness to God.

Romans 13:12

The night is far spent, and the day is near; let us cast away therefore the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.

1 Corinthians 1:18-24

For the word of the cross is to them that perish foolishness, but to us that are saved it is God's power.

1 Corinthians 9:7

Who ever carries on war at his own charges? who plants a vineyard and does not eat of its fruit? or who herds a flock and does not eat of the milk of the flock?

2 Corinthians 3:5

not that we are competent of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves, but our competency is of God;

2 Corinthians 4:7

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassingness of the power may be of God, and not from us:

2 Corinthians 13:10

On this account I write these things being absent, that being present I may not use severity according to the authority which the Lord has given me for building up, and not for overthrowing.

Ephesians 6:13-18

For this reason take to you the panoply of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and, having accomplished all things, to stand.

2 Timothy 2:3

Take thy share in suffering as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 11:30

By faith the walls of Jericho fell, having been encircled for seven days.

Hebrews 11:32-33

And what more do I say? For the time would fail me telling of Gideon, and Barak, and Samson, and Jephthah, and David and Samuel, and of the prophets:

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