Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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;

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;

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 
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 it is God that commanded the light to shine out of darkness, which hath shined in our hearts, for 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 excellent power of it might appear to be of God, and not of us. 8 We are troubled on every side, yet are we not without shift. We are in poverty: but not utterly without somewhat.


Cross References

2 Corinthians 5:1

We know surely if our earthy mansion wherein we now dwell were destroyed, that we have a building ordained of God, a habitation not made with hands, but eternal in heaven:

Lamentations 4:2

{Beth} The children of Zion that were always in honour, and clothed with the most precious gold: how are they now become like the earthen vessels which be made with the potter's hand?

2 Timothy 2:20

Notwithstanding, in a great house are not only vessels of gold and of silver: but also of wood and of earth: Some for honour, and some unto dishonour.

1 Corinthians 1:28

And vile things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things of no reputation, for to bring to nought things of reputation,

2 Corinthians 3:5-6

not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as it were of ourselves; but our ableness cometh of God;

Judges 7:2

And the LORD said unto Gideon, "The people that are with thee are too many for me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel make her vaunt to my dishonour and say, 'Our own hand hath saved us.'

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 me thought that a broiled loaf of barley bread tumbled into the host of Midian, and came unto a tent, and smote it that it fell, and overturned it, that the tent lay along."

Judges 7:16-20

And he divided the three hundred men into three companies, and gave every man a trumpet in his hand, with an empty pitcher and lamps therein,

Job 4:19

How much more then shall they that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is but earth: which shall be consumed by the moth?

Job 10:9

O remember, I beseech thee, how that thou madest me of the mould of the earth, and shalt bring me into dust again.

Matthew 13:44

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in the field, the which a man findeth and hideth it: and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.

Matthew 13:52

Then said he unto them, "Therefore every scribe which is taught unto the kingdom of heaven, is like a householder, which bringeth forth, out of his treasure, things both new and old."

1 Corinthians 2:3-5

And I was among you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.

1 Corinthians 4:9-13

Me thinketh that God hath set forth us, which are apostles, for the lowest of all: as it were, men appointed to death. For we are a gazingstock unto the world, and to the angels, and to men.

2 Corinthians 4:1

Therefore seeing that we have such an office, even as mercy is come on us, we faint not:

2 Corinthians 6:10

as sorrowing and yet always merry, as poor and yet make many rich, as having nothing and yet possessing all things.

2 Corinthians 10:10

"For the epistles," saith he, "are sore and strong: but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech homely."

2 Corinthians 12:7-9

And lest I should be exalted out of measure through the abundance of revelations, there was given unto me of God unquietness of the flesh: the messenger of Satan to buffet me, because I should not be exalted out of measure.

2 Corinthians 13:4

And verily, though it came of weakness that he was crucified, yet liveth he through the power of God: and we no doubt are weak in him; but we shall live with him, by the might of God among you.

Galatians 4:13-14

Ye know well how that through infirmity 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 to us ward, which believe according to the working of that his mighty power,

Ephesians 2:5

even when we were dead by sin, hath quickened us together in Christ - for by grace are ye saved -

Ephesians 2:8-9

For by grace are ye made safe through faith, and that, not of yourselves: For it is the gift of God,

Ephesians 3:8

Unto me, 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 the glorious riches of this mystery among the gentiles, which riches 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

in that ye are buried with him through baptism, in whom ye are also risen again through faith, that is wrought by the operation of God which raised him from death.

1 Thessalonians 1:5

For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and also in the holy ghost and in much certainty, as ye know after what manner we behaved ourselves among you, for your sakes.

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