Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

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

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.

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 For God, having spoken light to shine out of darkness, who shone in our hearts, to the enlightening of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 7 And we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the eminence of power be of God, and not of us. 8 Being pressed in every thing, but not straightened; being at a loss, but not utterly perplexed;


Cross References

2 Corinthians 5:1

For we know that if our earthly house of the tent were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

Lamentations 4:2

The precious sons of Zion being lifted up with fine gold, how they were reckoned for earthen vessels, the work of the hands of the potter.

2 Timothy 2:20

And in a great house there is not only gold and silver vessels, but also wood and earthen; and some truly for honour, and some for dishonour.

1 Corinthians 1:28

And the ignoble things of the world, and the despised things, has God chosen, and things not being, that the things being he might leave unemployed:

2 Corinthians 3:5-6

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

Judges 7:2

And Jehovah will say to Gideon, The people many which are with thee for me to give Midian into their hand, lest Israel shall glory before me, saying, My hand saved me.

Judges 7:13-14

And Gideon will come, and behold, a man recounting a dream to his neighbor; and he will say, Behold, I dreamed a dream, and behold, a round cake of barley bread rolling into the camp of Midian; and it will come even to the tent, and it will strike it, and it will fall and will turn it over, so that the tent fell.

Judges 7:16-20

And he will divide the three hundred men into three beginnings, and he will give trumpets into the hand of them all, and empty buckets, and torches in the midst of the buckets.

Job 4:19

Also those dwelling in houses of clay which their foundation in the dust, being crushed before the moth.

Job 10:9

Remember now, thou didst make me as day; and thou wilt turn me back to dust.

Matthew 13:44

Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like to a treasure hid in the field; which a man finding, concealed, and from his joy, he retires, and all things which he has he sells, and he purchases that field.

Matthew 13:52

And he said to them, Therefore every scribe, having been a disciple in the kingdom of the heavens, is like to a man, master of a house, who casts out from his treasure new things and old.

1 Corinthians 2:3-5

And I, in weakness, and in fear, and in much tremor, was with you.

1 Corinthians 4:9-13

For I think that God has exhibited us the last sent, as exposed to death; for we were a theatre to the world, and to messengers, and to men.

2 Corinthians 4:1

For this, having this service, as we were compassionated, we lose not courage;

2 Corinthians 6:10

As being grieved, and always rejoicing; as poor, and making many rich; as having nothing, and possessing all things.

2 Corinthians 10:10

(For truly the epistles, he says, weighty and strong; but the presence of the body weak, and the word counted as nothing.)

2 Corinthians 12:7-9

And lest I be lifted up by the eminence of Revelation, a thorn in the flesh was given me, a messenger of Satan, that he might cuff me, lest I be lifted up.

2 Corinthians 13:4

For also if he was crucified from weakness, but he lives from the power of God. For also we are weak in him, but we live with him from the power of God to you.

Galatians 4:13-14

And ye know that through weakness of the flesh I announced the good news to you before.

Ephesians 1:19-20

And what the surpassing greatness of his power to us believing, according to the action of the might of his strength,

Ephesians 2:5

And we being dead in faults, he made alive together with Christ, (by grace are ye saved;)

Ephesians 2:8-9

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and this not of you: the gift of God:

Ephesians 3:8

To me, the least of all the holy ones, was this grace given, to announce the good news in the nations, the untraceable riches of Christ.

Colossians 1:27

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

Colossians 2:3

In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Colossians 2:12

Buried together with him in immersion, in which also were ye risen together by the faith of the operation of God, having raised him from the dead.

1 Thessalonians 1:5

For our good news was not to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit, and in much complete certainty; as we know what we were among you for your sake.

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