Parallel Verses

Amplified

We are hedged in (pressed) on every side [troubled and oppressed in every way], but not cramped or crushed; we suffer embarrassments and are perplexed and unable to find a way out, but not driven to despair;

New American Standard Bible

we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing;

King James Version

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

Holman Bible

We are pressured in every way but not crushed; we are perplexed but not in despair;

International Standard Version

In every way we're troubled but not crushed, frustrated but not in despair,

A Conservative Version

restricted in everything, yet not confined, perplexed but not despairing,

American Standard Version

we are pressed on every side, yet not straitened; perplexed, yet not unto despair;

An Understandable Version

We are afflicted in every way, but are not crushed; [we are] perplexed, but not to the point of despair;

Anderson New Testament

We are pressed on all sides, yet not restrained; perplexed, but not in despair;

Bible in Basic English

Troubles are round us on every side, but we are not shut in; things are hard for us, but we see a way out of them;

Common New Testament

We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;

Daniel Mace New Testament

I am press'd on every side, yet not crush'd; perplexed, but not in despair;

Darby Translation

every way afflicted, but not straitened; seeing no apparent issue, but our way not entirely shut up;

Godbey New Testament

in everything being troubled, but not in difficulties incorrigible; being at a loss, but not utterly at a loss;

Goodspeed New Testament

I am hard pressed on every side, but never cut off: perplexed, but not driven to despair;

John Wesley New Testament

We are troubled on every side, yet not crushed;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are unsure of our lives, but not in despair;

Julia Smith Translation

Being pressed in every thing, but not straightened; being at a loss, but not utterly perplexed;

King James 2000

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

Lexham Expanded Bible

We are afflicted in every [way], but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing;

Modern King James verseion

in every way having been troubled, but not having been hemmed in; having been perplexed, but not utterly at a loss;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

We are troubled on every side, yet are we not without shift. We are in poverty: but not utterly without somewhat.

Moffatt New Testament

on every side I am harried but not hemmed in, perplexed but not despairing,

Montgomery New Testament

On every side I am hard pressed, yet not hemmed in; perplexed, but not in despair;

NET Bible

We are experiencing trouble on every side, but are not crushed; we are perplexed, but not driven to despair;

New Heart English Bible

We are pressed on every side, yet not crushed; perplexed, yet not to despair;

Noyes New Testament

being troubled on every side, yet not distressed; perplexed, but not in despair;

Sawyer New Testament

being afflicted in every thing but not distressed, being perplexed but not in despair,

The Emphasized Bible

On every side, pressed hard, but not hemmed in, without a way, but not without a by-way,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

We are afflicted on every side, yet not reduced to extremities; under difficulties, yet not in despair;

Twentieth Century New Testament

Though hard pressed on every side, we are never hemmed in; through perplexed, never driven to despair;

Webster

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

Weymouth New Testament

We are hard pressed, yet never in absolute distress; perplexed, yet never utterly baffled;

Williams New Testament

On every side I am ever hard-pressed, but never hemmed in; always perplexed, but never to the point of despair;

World English Bible

We are pressed on every side, yet not crushed; perplexed, yet not to despair;

Worrell New Testament

being pressed on every side, yet not cooped up; perplexed, yet not despairing;

Worsley New Testament

being afflicted on every side, but not oppressed; perplexed, but not in despair;

Youngs Literal Translation

on every side being in tribulation, but not straitened; perplexed, but not in despair;

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
θλίβω 
Thlibo 
Usage: 9

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

πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

yet
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

not
οὐ 
Ou 
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032
Usage: 1032

στενοχωρέω 
Stenochoreo 
Usage: 3

ἀπορέω 
Aporeo 
Usage: 4

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

Devotionals

Devotionals about 2 Corinthians 4:8

Devotionals containing 2 Corinthians 4:8

References

Fausets

Images 2 Corinthians 4:8

Context Readings

Treasure In Earthenware Jars

7 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. 8 We are hedged in (pressed) on every side [troubled and oppressed in every way], but not cramped or crushed; we suffer embarrassments and are perplexed and unable to find a way out, but not driven to despair; 9 We are pursued (persecuted and hard driven), but not deserted [to stand alone]; we are struck down to the ground, but never struck out and destroyed;


Cross References

2 Corinthians 7:5

For even when we arrived in Macedonia, our bodies had no ease or rest, but we were oppressed in every way and afflicted at every turn -- "fighting and contentions without, dread and fears within [us].

1 Samuel 28:15

And Samuel said to Saul, Why have you disturbed me to bring me up? Saul answered, I am bitterly distressed; for the Philistines make war against me, and God has departed from me and answers me no more, either by prophets or by dreams. Therefore I have called you, that you may make known to me what I should do.

1 Samuel 30:6

David was greatly distressed, for the men spoke of stoning him because the souls of them all were bitterly grieved, each man for his sons and daughters. But David encouraged and strengthened himself in the Lord his God.

Job 2:9-10

Then his wife said to him, Do you still hold fast your blameless uprightness? Renounce God and die!

Psalm 56:2-3

They that lie in wait for me would swallow me up or trample me all day long, for they are many who fight against me, O Most High!

Romans 8:35-37

Who shall ever separate us from Christ's love? Shall suffering and affliction and tribulation? Or calamity and distress? Or persecution or hunger or destitution or peril or sword?

Psalm 37:33

The Lord will not leave them in their hands, or [suffer them to] condemn them when they are judged.

Proverbs 14:26

In the reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, and His children shall always have a place of refuge.

Proverbs 18:10

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the [consistently] righteous man [upright and in right standing with God] runs into it and is safe, high [above evil] and strong.

John 14:18

I will not leave you as orphans [comfortless, desolate, bereaved, forlorn, helpless]; I will come [back] to you.

Romans 5:3-5

Moreover [let us also be full of joy now!] let us exult and triumph in our troubles and rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that pressure and affliction and hardship produce patient and unswerving endurance.

1 Corinthians 10:13

For no temptation (no trial regarded as enticing to sin), [no matter how it comes or where it leads] has overtaken you and laid hold on you that is not common to man [that is, no temptation or trial has come to you that is beyond human resistance and that is not adjusted and adapted and belonging to human experience, and such as man can bear]. But God is faithful [to His Word and to His compassionate nature], and He [can be trusted] not to let you be tempted and tried and assayed beyond your ability and strength of resistance and power to endure, but with the temptation He will [always] also provide the way out (the means of escape to a landing place), that you may be capable and strong and powerful to bear up under it patiently.

2 Corinthians 1:8-10

For we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about the affliction and oppressing distress which befell us in [the province of] Asia, how we were so utterly and unbearably weighed down and crushed that we despaired even of life [itself].

2 Corinthians 4:16-17

Therefore we do not become discouraged (utterly spiritless, exhausted, and wearied out through fear). Though our outer man is [progressively] decaying and wasting away, yet our inner self is being [progressively] renewed day after day.

2 Corinthians 6:4

But we commend ourselves in every way as [true] servants of God: through great endurance, in tribulation and suffering, in hardships and privations, in sore straits and calamities,

2 Corinthians 11:23-30

Are they [ministering] servants of Christ (the Messiah)? I am talking like one beside himself, [but] I am more, with far more extensive and abundant labors, with far more imprisonments, [beaten] with countless stripes, and frequently [at the point of] death.

2 Corinthians 12:10

So for the sake of Christ, I am well pleased and take pleasure in infirmities, insults, hardships, persecutions, perplexities and distresses; for when I am weak [ in human strength], then am I [truly] strong (able, powerful in divine strength).

James 1:2-4

Consider it wholly joyful, my brethren, whenever you are enveloped in or encounter trials of any sort or fall into various temptations.

1 Peter 1:6-7

[You should] be exceedingly glad on this account, though now for a little while you may be distressed by trials and suffer temptations,

1 Peter 4:12-14

Beloved, do not be amazed and bewildered at the fiery ordeal which is taking place to test your quality, as though something strange (unusual and alien to you and your position) were befalling you.

1 Samuel 31:4

Saul said to his armor-bearer, Draw your sword and thrust me through, lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through and abuse and mock me. But his armor-bearer would not, for he was terrified. So Saul took a sword and fell upon it.

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