Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

casting down imaginations, and every high thing that is exalted against the knowledge of God, and bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ;

New American Standard Bible

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,

King James Version

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

Holman Bible

and every high-minded thing that is raised up against the knowledge of God, taking every thought captive to obey Christ.

International Standard Version

and every proud obstacle that is raised against the knowledge of God, taking every thought captive in order to obey the Messiah.

A Conservative Version

casting down imaginations, and every high thing exalted against the knowledge of God, and bringing every thought captive into the obedience of the Christ,

Amplified

We are destroying sophisticated arguments and every exalted and proud thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought and purpose captive to the obedience of Christ,

An Understandable Version

We overthrow [vain] reasonings and every lofty idea raised against the knowledge of God [i.e., as revealed through the Gospel], and take captive [our] every thought to [make it] obey Christ.

Anderson New Testament

overthrowing reasonings and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and leading captive every thought to the obedience of the Christ,

Bible in Basic English

Putting an end to reasonings, and every high thing which is lifted up against the knowledge of God, and causing every thought to come under the authority of Christ;

Common New Testament

We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ,

Daniel Mace New Testament

to level all the barriers they contrive for obstructing the divine doctrine, and to make their pride captive to the authority of Christ.

Darby Translation

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;

Godbey New Testament

casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

Goodspeed New Testament

I destroy arguments and every obstacle that is raised against the knowledge of God, and I take captive every thought and make it obey Christ,

John Wesley New Testament

Destroying reasonings, and every high thing which exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,

Julia Smith Translation

Taking down reckonings, and every elevation lifted up against the knowledge of God, and taking captive every thought to the obedience of Christ;

King James 2000

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;

Lexham Expanded Bible

and all pride that is raised up against the knowledge of God, and taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.

Modern King James verseion

pulling down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought into the obedience of Christ;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

wherewith we overthrow imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bring into captivity all understanding to the obedience of Christ,

Montgomery New Testament

For I pull down imaginations and every crag that lifts itself against the knowledge of God. And I carry every thought away into captivity and subjection to Christ;

NET Bible

and every arrogant obstacle that is raised up against the knowledge of God, and we take every thought captive to make it obey Christ.

New Heart English Bible

throwing down imaginations and every high thing that is exalted against the knowledge of God, and bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ;

Noyes New Testament

casting down reasonings, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing every purpose into captivity to the obedience of Christ,

Sawyer New Testament

destroying [false] reasonings and every height which is exalted against the knowledge of God, and subjecting every thought to the obedience of Christ,

The Emphasized Bible

When we pull down, calculations, and every height that uplifteth itself against the knowledge of God, and when we bring into captivity every thought unto the obedience of the Christ,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

laying low proud reasonings, and every high thing which exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and making every thought captive to the obedience of Christ:

Twentieth Century New Testament

We are engaged in confuting arguments and pulling down every barrier raised against the knowledge of God. We are taking captive every hostile thought, to bring it into submission to the Christ,

Webster

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

Weymouth New Testament

For we overthrow arrogant 'reckonings,' and every stronghold that towers high in defiance of the knowledge of God, and we carry off every thought as if into slavery--into subjection to Christ;

Williams New Testament

For I am demolishing arguments and every barrier that is raised against the genuine knowledge of God, taking captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ,

World English Bible

throwing down imaginations and every high thing that is exalted against the knowledge of God, and bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ;

Worrell New Testament

casting down reasonings, and every high thing lifting itself up against the knowledge of God, and bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ;

Worsley New Testament

destroying false reasonings, and every height that is exalted against the knowledge of God, and captivating every thought to the obedience of Christ.

Youngs Literal Translation

reasonings bringing down, and every high thing lifted up against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of the Christ,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
καθαιρέω 
Kathaireo 
Usage: 8

λογισμός 
Logismos 
Usage: 2

and



and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

πᾶς 
Pas 
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704
Usage: 704

ὕψωμα 
Hupsoma 
Usage: 2

ἐπαίρω 
Epairo 
lift up, exalt self, take up, hoisted up
Usage: 14

κατά 
Kata 
according to, after, against, in, by, daily , as,
Usage: 428

the knowledge
γνῶσις 
Gnosis 
Usage: 28

of God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

αἰχμαλωτίζω 
Aichmalotizo 
Usage: 2

νόημα 
Noema 
Usage: 6

to
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

the obedience
ὑπακοή 
Hupakoe 
Usage: 15

Devotionals

Devotionals about 2 Corinthians 10:5

Devotionals containing 2 Corinthians 10:5

References

Images 2 Corinthians 10:5

Questions on 2 Corinthians 10:5

Context Readings

Paul's Ministry Defended

4 (for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but mighty before God to the casting down of strongholds), 5 casting down imaginations, and every high thing that is exalted against the knowledge of God, and bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ; 6 and being in readiness to avenge all disobedience, when your obedience shall be made full.


Cross References

Isaiah 2:11-12

The lofty looks of man shall be brought low, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and Jehovah alone shall be exalted in that day.

Isaiah 55:7

let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return unto Jehovah, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

Jeremiah 4:14

O Jerusalem, wash thy heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thine evil thoughts lodge within thee?

Matthew 15:19

For out of the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, railings:

Romans 1:21

because that, knowing God, they glorified him not as God, neither gave thanks; but became vain in their reasonings, and their senseless heart was darkened.

Romans 7:23

but I see a different law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity under the law of sin which is in my members.

Job 42:6

Wherefore I abhor myself , And repent in dust and ashes.

Psalm 10:4

The wicked, in the pride of his countenance,'saith , He will not require it . All his thoughts are, There is no God.

1 Corinthians 1:19

For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, And the discernment of the discerning will I bring to nought.

2 Corinthians 9:13

seeing that through the proving of you by this ministration they glorify God for the obedience of your confession unto the gospel of Christ, and for the liberality of your contribution unto them and unto all;

Hebrews 4:12

For the word of God is living, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and quick to discern the thoughts and intents of the heart.

1 Peter 1:14-15

as children of obedience, not fashioning yourselves according to your former lusts in the time of your ignorance:

Genesis 8:21

And Jehovah smelled the sweet savor; and Jehovah said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake, for that the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more everything living, as I have done.

Exodus 5:2

And Pharaoh said, Who is Jehovah, that I should hearken unto his voice to let Israel go? I know not Jehovah, and moreover I will not let Israel go.

Exodus 9:16-17

but in very deed for this cause have I made thee to stand, to show thee my power, and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.

Deuteronomy 15:9

Beware that there be not a base thought in thy heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and thine eye be evil against thy poor brother, and thou give him nought; and he cry unto Jehovah against thee, and it be sin unto thee.

2 Kings 19:22

Whom hast thou defied and blasphemed? and against whom hast thou exalted thy voice and lifted up thine eyes on high? even against the Holy One of Israel.

2 Kings 19:28

Because of thy raging against me, and because thine arrogancy is come up into mine ears, therefore will I put my hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou camest.

Job 40:11-12

Pour forth the overflowings of thine anger; And look upon every one that is proud, and abase him.

Psalm 18:27

For thou wilt save the afflicted people; But the haughty eyes thou wilt bring down.

Psalm 18:44

As soon as they hear of me they shall obey me; The foreigners shall submit themselves unto me.

Psalm 110:2-3

Jehovah will send forth the rod of thy strength out of Zion: Rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.

Psalm 139:2

Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising; Thou understandest my thought afar off.

Proverbs 15:26

Evil devices are an abomination to Jehovah; But pleasant words are pure.

Proverbs 24:9

The thought of foolishness is sin; And the scoffer is an abomination to men.

Isaiah 2:17

And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be brought low; and Jehovah alone shall be exalted in that day.

Isaiah 59:7

Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; desolation and destruction are in their paths.

Isaiah 60:14

And the sons of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee; and all they that despised thee shall bow themselves down at the soles of thy feet; and they shall call thee The city of Jehovah, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.

Ezekiel 17:24

And all the trees of the field shall know that I, Jehovah, have brought down the high tree, have exalted the low tree, have dried up the green tree, and have made the dry tree to flourish; I, Jehovah, have spoken and have done it.

Daniel 4:37

Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven; for all his works are truth, and his ways justice; and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.

Daniel 5:23-30

but hast lifted up thyself against the Lord of heaven; and they have brought the vessels of his house before thee, and thou and thy lords, thy wives and thy concubines, have drunk wine from them; and thou hast praised the gods of silver and gold, of brass, iron, wood, and stone, which see not, nor hear, nor know; and the God in whose hand thy breath is, and whose are all thy ways, hast thou not glorified.

Matthew 11:29-30

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

Luke 1:51

He hath showed strength with his arm; He hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their heart.

Acts 4:25-26

who by the Holy Spirit, by the mouth of our father David thy servant, didst say, Why did the Gentiles rage, And the peoples imagine vain things?

Acts 9:4-6

and he fell upon the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?

Romans 1:5

through whom we received grace and apostleship, unto obedience of faith among all the nations, for his name's sake;

Romans 16:26

but now is manifested, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the eternal God, is made known unto all the nations unto obedience of faith:

1 Corinthians 1:27-29

but God chose the foolish things of the world, that he might put to shame them that are wise; and God chose the weak things of the world, that he might put to shame the things that are strong;

1 Corinthians 3:19

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He that taketh the wise in their craftiness:

Philippians 3:4-9

though I myself might have confidence even in the flesh: if any other man thinketh to have confidence in the flesh, I yet more:

2 Thessalonians 2:4

he that opposeth and exalteth himself against all that is called God or that is worshipped; so that he sitteth in the temple of God, setting himself forth as God.

2 Thessalonians 2:8

And then shall be revealed the lawless one, whom the Lord Jesus shall slay with the breath of his mouth, and bring to nought by the manifestation of his coming;

Hebrews 5:9

and having been made perfect, he became unto all them that obey him the author of eternal salvation;

1 Peter 1:2

according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace be multiplied.

1 Peter 1:22

Seeing ye have purified your souls in your obedience to the truth unto unfeigned love of the brethren, love one another from the heart fervently:

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