Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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;)

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 though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh: 4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds;) 5 Casting down arguments, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;


Cross References

Jeremiah 1:10

See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.

2 Corinthians 6:7

By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,

1 Corinthians 2:5

That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

2 Corinthians 13:3-4

Since you seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, who toward you is not weak, but is mighty in you.

1 Thessalonians 5:8

But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for a helmet, the hope of salvation.

1 Timothy 1:18

This charge I commit unto you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which were made concerning you, that you by them might war a good warfare;

Joshua 6:20

So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.

Judges 7:13-23

And when Gideon was come, behold, there was a man that told a dream unto his fellow, and said, Behold, I dreamed a dream, and, lo, a cake of barley bread tumbled into the host of Midian, and came unto a tent, and struck it so that it fell, and overturned it, that the tent lay flat.

Judges 15:14-16

And when he came unto Lehi, the Philistines shouted against him: and the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and the cords that were upon his arms became as flax that was burnt with fire, and his bands loosed from off his hands.

1 Samuel 17:45-50

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

Psalm 110:2

The LORD shall send the rod of your strength out of Zion: rule you in the midst of your enemies.

Isaiah 30:25

And there shall be upon every high mountain, and upon every high hill, rivers and streams of waters in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall.

Isaiah 41:14-16

Fear not, you worm Jacob, and you men of Israel; I will help you, says the LORD, and your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.

Zechariah 4:6-7

Then he answered and spoke unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, says the LORD of hosts.

Acts 7:22

And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds.

Romans 6:13

Neither yield your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.

Romans 13:12

The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.

1 Corinthians 1:18-24

For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us who are saved it is the power of God.

1 Corinthians 9:7

Who goes to warfare any time at his own expense? who plants a vineyard, and eats not of the fruit thereof? or who feeds a flock, and eats not of the milk of the flock?

2 Corinthians 3:5

Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;

2 Corinthians 4:7

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

2 Corinthians 13:10

Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord has given me to edification, and not to destruction.

Ephesians 6:13-18

Therefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

2 Timothy 2:3

You therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 11:30

By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were encircled seven days.

Hebrews 11:32-33

And what shall I say more? for the time would fail me to tell of Gideon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthah; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:

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