Parallel Verses

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.

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.

Julia Smith Translation

And we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the eminence of power 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, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts, to give the light 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 excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. 8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;


Cross References

2 Corinthians 5:1

For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle 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, 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 vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honor, and some to dishonor.

1 Corinthians 1:28

And base things of the world, and things which are despised, has God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nothing things that are:

2 Corinthians 3:5-6

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

Judges 7:2

And the LORD said unto Gideon, The people that are with you are too many for me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel vaunt themselves against me, saying, my own hand has saved me.

Judges 7:13-14

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 7:16-20

And he divided the three hundred men into three companies, and he put a trumpet in every man's hand, with empty pitchers, and lamps within the pitchers.

Job 4:19

How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed before the moth?

Job 10:9

Remember, I beseech you, that you have made me as the clay; and will you bring me into dust again?

Matthew 13:44

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; which when a man has found, he hides, and for joy thereof goes and sells all that he has, and buys that field.

Matthew 13:52

Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe who is instructed concerning the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is a householder, who brings forth 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 forth us the apostles last, as appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men.

2 Corinthians 4:1

Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;

2 Corinthians 6:10

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

2 Corinthians 10:10

For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible.

2 Corinthians 12:7-9

And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.

2 Corinthians 13:4

For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he lives by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you.

Galatians 4:13-14

You know how through weakness of the flesh I preached the gospel unto you at the first.

Ephesians 1:19-20

And what is the exceeding greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,

Ephesians 2:5

Even when we were dead in sins, has made us alive together with Christ, (by grace you are saved;)

Ephesians 2:8-9

For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

Ephesians 3:8

Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;

Colossians 1:27

To whom God would 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 hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Colossians 2:12

Buried with him in baptism, in which also you are risen with him through the faith of the working of God, who has raised him from the dead.

1 Thessalonians 1:5

For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit, and in much assurance; as you know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.

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