Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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

But we have this precious treasure [the good news about salvation] in [unworthy] earthen vessels [of human frailty], so that the grandeur and surpassing greatness of the power will be [shown to be] from God [His sufficiency] 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.

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.

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.

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;

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 
Usage: 50

θησαυρός 
thesauros 
Usage: 4

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

ὀστράκινος 
Ostrakinos 
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 
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

Context Readings

Treasure In Earthenware Jars

6 Because it is the God who spoke that out of darkness light should shine who has shone in our hearts for the shining forth of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassingness of the power may be of God, and not from us: 8 every way afflicted, but not straitened; seeing no apparent issue, but our way not entirely shut up;


Cross References

2 Corinthians 5:1

For we know that if our earthly tabernacle house be destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

Lamentations 4:2

The sons of Zion, so precious, comparable to fine gold, how are they esteemed as earthen pitchers, the work of the hands of the potter!

2 Timothy 2:20

But in a great house there are not only gold and silver vessels, but also wooden and earthen; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.

1 Corinthians 1:28

and the ignoble things of the world, and the despised, has God chosen, and things that are not, that he may annul the things that are;

2 Corinthians 3:5-6

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

Judges 7:2

The LORD said to Gideon, "The people with you are too many for me to give the Mid'ianites into their hand, lest Israel vaunt themselves against me, saying, 'My own hand has delivered me.'

Judges 7:13-14

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 7:16-20

And he divided the three hundred men into three companies, and put trumpets into the hands of all of them and empty jars, with torches inside the jars.

Job 4:19

How much more them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed as the moth!

Job 10:9

Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made me as clay, and wilt bring me into dust again.

Matthew 13:44

The kingdom of the heavens is like a treasure hid in the field, which a man having found has hid, and for the joy of it goes and sells all whatever he has, and buys that field.

Matthew 13:52

And he said to them, For this reason every scribe discipled to the kingdom of the heavens is like a man that is a householder who brings out of his treasure things new and old.

1 Corinthians 2:3-5

And I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling;

1 Corinthians 4:9-13

For I think that God has set us the apostles for the last, as appointed to death. For we have become a spectacle to the world, both to angels and men.

2 Corinthians 4:1

Therefore, having this ministry, as we have had mercy shewn us, we faint not.

2 Corinthians 6:10

as grieved, but always rejoicing; as poor, but enriching many; as having nothing, and possessing all things.

2 Corinthians 10:10

because his letters, he says, are weighty and strong, but his presence in the body weak, and his speech naught.

2 Corinthians 12:7-9

And that I might not be exalted by the exceeding greatness of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn for the flesh, a messenger of Satan that he might buffet me, that I might not be exalted.

2 Corinthians 13:4

for if indeed he has been crucified in weakness, yet he lives by God's power; for indeed we are weak in him, but we shall live with him by God's power towards you,)

Galatians 4:13-14

But ye know that in weakness of the flesh I announced the glad tidings to you at the first;

Ephesians 1:19-20

and what the surpassing greatness of his power towards us who believe, according to the working of the might of his strength,

Ephesians 2:5

(we too being dead in offences,) has quickened us with the Christ, (ye are saved by grace,)

Ephesians 2:8-9

For ye are saved by grace, through faith; and this not of yourselves; it is God's gift:

Ephesians 3:8

To me, less than the least of all saints, has this grace been given, to announce among the nations the glad tidings of the unsearchable riches of the Christ,

Colossians 1:27

to whom God would make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the nations, which is Christ in you the hope of glory:

Colossians 2:3

in which are hid all the treasures of wisdom and of knowledge.

Colossians 2:12

buried with him in baptism, in which ye have been also raised with him through faith of the working of God who raised him from among the dead.

1 Thessalonians 1:5

For our glad tidings were not with you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit, and in much assurance; even as ye know what we were among you for your sakes:

Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers.

International Standard Version Copyright © 1996-2008 by the ISV Foundation.

New American Standard Bible Copyright ©1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved. For Permission to Quote Information visit http://www.lockman.org

NET Bible copyright © 1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. NetBible

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain