Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

Now we have this treasure in clay jars, so that this extraordinary power may be from God and not from us.

International Standard Version

But we have this treasure in clay jars to show that its extraordinary power comes from God and not from us.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

However, we possess this precious treasure [the divine Light of the Gospel] in [frail, human] vessels of earth, that the grandeur and exceeding greatness of the power may be shown to be from God and not from ourselves.

An Understandable Version

But we have this treasure [i.e., the Gospel message] in clay pots [i.e., the mortal bodies of the apostles] to show that the [i.e., its] extraordinary power comes from God and not from us.

Anderson New Testament

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the exceeding greatness of the power may be God's and not our own.

Bible in Basic English

But we have this wealth in vessels of earth, so that it may be seen that the power comes not from us but from God;

Common New Testament

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.

Daniel Mace New Testament

but this treasure is lodg'd in such earthen vessels as we are, that the exceeding efficacy of it may appear to be from God, and not from us.

Darby Translation

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

Godbey New Testament

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

Goodspeed New Testament

But I have this treasure in a mere ear then jar, to show that its amazing power belongs to God and not to me.

John Wesley New Testament

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

And we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the eminence of power be of God, and not of us.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

But we have this treasure in earthenware jars, in order that the extraordinary degree of the power may be from God and not from us.

Modern King James verseion

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels that the excellent power of it might appear to be of God, and not of us.

Moffatt New Testament

But I possess this treasure in a frail vessel of earth, to show that the transcending power belongs to God, not to myself;

Montgomery New Testament

But I hold this treasure in an earthen vessel, in order that the surpassing greatness of the power may be from God, and not from myself.

NET Bible

But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that the extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us.

New Heart English Bible

But we have this treasure in clay vessels, that the exceeding greatness of the power may be of God, and not from ourselves.

New simplified Bible

We have this treasure in earthen vessels that the power beyond what is normal may be from God, and not from ourselves.

Noyes New Testament

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the exceeding greatness of the power may be of God, and not of us;

Sawyer New Testament

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

The Emphasized Bible

Howbeit we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that, the surpassing greatness of the power, may be of God, and not from ourselves: -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the transcendent excellence of the power might be of God, and not of us.

Twentieth Century New Testament

This treasure we have in these earthen vessels, that its all- prevailing power may be seen to come from God, and not to be our own.

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

But we have this treasure in a fragile vase of clay, in order that the surpassing greatness of the power may be seen to belong to God, and not to originate in us.

Williams New Testament

But I am keeping this jewel in an earthen jar, to prove that its surpassing power is God's, not mine.

World English Bible

But we have this treasure in clay vessels, that the exceeding greatness of the power may be of God, and not from ourselves.

Worrell New Testament

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the exceeding greatness may be of God, and not from ourselves;

Worsley New Testament

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power might be evidently of God, and not of us:

Youngs Literal Translation

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

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
δέ 
De 
but , and , now , then , also , yet , yea , so , moreover , nevertheless , for , even , , not tr
Usage: 2184

we have
ἔχω 
Echo 
have , be , need , , vr have
Usage: 479

τοῦτον 
Touton 
this , him , that , this fellow , the same
Usage: 50

θησαυρός 
thesauros 
Usage: 4

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

ὀστράκινος 
Ostrakinos 
earthen , of earth
Usage: 2

σκεῦος 
Skeuos 
Usage: 17

ἵνα 
Hina 
that , to ,
Usage: 472

ὑπερβολή 
Huperbole 
Usage: 8

of the power
δύναμις 
Dunamis 
Usage: 95

may be
ὦ 
be , may be , should be , is , might be , were , not tr ,
Usage: 41

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

and

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

not
μή 
me 
not , no , that not , God forbid 9 , lest , neither , no man , but , none , not translated ,
Usage: 493

of
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of , from , out of , by , on , with ,
Usage: 709

Devotionals

Devotionals about 2 Corinthians 4:7

Devotionals containing 2 Corinthians 4:7

References

Images 2 Corinthians 4:7

Prayers for 2 Corinthians 4:7

Context Readings

Treasure In Earthenware Jars

6 For God, who said, "Light shall shine out of darkness," is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. 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; 8 we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing;


Cross References

2 Corinthians 5:1

For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

Lamentations 4:2

The precious sons of Zion, Weighed against fine gold, How they are regarded as earthen jars, The work of a potter's hands!

2 Timothy 2:20

Now in a large house there are not only gold and silver vessels, but also vessels of wood and of earthenware, and some to honor and some to dishonor.

1 Corinthians 1:28

and the base things of the world and the despised God has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify the things that are,

2 Corinthians 3:5-6

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

Judges 7:2

The LORD said to Gideon, "The people who are with you are too many for Me to give Midian into their hands, for Israel would become boastful, saying, 'My own power has delivered me.'

Judges 7:13-14

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 7:16-20

He divided the 300 men into three companies, and he put trumpets and empty pitchers into the hands of all of them, with torches inside the pitchers.

Job 4:19

'How much more those who dwell in houses of clay, Whose foundation is in the dust, Who are crushed before the moth!

Job 10:9

'Remember now, that You have made me as clay; And would You turn me into dust again?

Matthew 13:44

"The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid again; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.

Matthew 13:52

And Jesus said to them, "Therefore every scribe who has become a disciple of the kingdom of heaven is like a head of a household, who brings out of his treasure things new and old."

1 Corinthians 2:3-5

I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling,

1 Corinthians 4:9-13

For, I think, God has exhibited us apostles last of all, as men condemned to death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men.

2 Corinthians 4:1

Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we received mercy, we do not lose heart,

2 Corinthians 6:10

as sorrowful yet always rejoicing, as poor yet making many rich, as having nothing yet possessing all things.

2 Corinthians 10:10

For they say, "His letters are weighty and strong, but his personal presence is unimpressive and his speech contemptible."

2 Corinthians 12:7-9

Because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me--to keep me from exalting myself!

2 Corinthians 13:4

For indeed He was crucified because of weakness, yet He lives because of the power of God For we also are weak in Him, yet we will live with Him because of the power of God directed toward you.

Galatians 4:13-14

but you know that it was because of a bodily illness that I preached the gospel to you the first time;

Ephesians 1:19-20

and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might

Ephesians 2:5

even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),

Ephesians 2:8-9

For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;

Ephesians 3:8

To me, the very least of all saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ,

Colossians 1:27

to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

Colossians 2:3

in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Colossians 2:12

having been buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also raised up with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.

1 Thessalonians 1:5

for our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction; just as you know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake.



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