Parallel Verses

Amplified

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,

New American Standard Bible

but in everything commending ourselves as servants of God, in much endurance, in afflictions, in hardships, in distresses,

King James Version

But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,

Holman Bible

But as God’s ministers, we commend ourselves in everything:by great endurance, by afflictions,
by hardship, by difficulties,

International Standard Version

Instead, in every way we demonstrate that we are God's servants by tremendous endurance in the midst of difficulties, hardships, and calamities;

A Conservative Version

but in everything commending ourselves as helpers of God, in much perseverance, in afflictions, in necessities, in restrictions,

American Standard Version

but in everything commending ourselves, as ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,

An Understandable Version

But, as ministers of God, we [try to] commend ourselves [to others] in every way. [We do this] by [our] great steadfastness in troubles, hardships and difficulties.

Anderson New Testament

but in all things we commend ourselves as the ministers of God, in much suffering, in afflictions, in distresses, in straits,

Bible in Basic English

But in everything making it clear that we are the servants of God, in quiet strength, in troubles, in need, in sorrow,

Common New Testament

But as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, distresses,

Daniel Mace New Testament

but in all things I approve myself as the minister of God, by great constancy in afflictions, in torments, in distresses, from stripes,

Darby Translation

but in everything commending ourselves as God's ministers, in much endurance, in afflictions, in necessities, in straits,

Godbey New Testament

but in everything commending ourselves, as the ministers of God, in much patience, in tribulations, in straits, in difficulties,

Goodspeed New Testament

On the contrary, as a servant of God I try in every way to commend myself to them, through my great endurance in troubles, difficulties, hardships,

John Wesley New Testament

in much patience, in afflictions,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But in all things showing ourselves as the ministers of God in much patience, in tribulations, in necessities, in distresses,

Julia Smith Translation

But in every thing recommending ourselves as servants of God, in much patience, in pressures, in necessities, in extremities,

King James 2000

But in all things presenting ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,

Lexham Expanded Bible

but commending ourselves as servants of God in every [way], in much endurance, in afflictions, in distresses, in difficulties,

Modern King James verseion

but in everything commending ourselves as God's servants, in much patience, in troubles, in emergencies, in distresses,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

but in all things let us behave ourselves as the ministers of God. In much patience, in afflictions, in necessity, in anguish,

Moffatt New Testament

I prove myself at all points a true minister of God, by great endurance, by suffering, by troubles, by calamities,

Montgomery New Testament

but in every way I am striving to commend myself as God's minister by stedfast endurance, by afflictions, by troubles, by distresses,

NET Bible

But as God's servants, we have commended ourselves in every way, with great endurance, in persecutions, in difficulties, in distresses,

New Heart English Bible

but in everything commending ourselves, as servants of God, in great endurance, in afflictions, in hardships, in distresses,

Noyes New Testament

but as Gods ministers recommending ourselves in all things, in much endurance, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,

Sawyer New Testament

but in every thing commending ourselves as ministers of God, in great patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,

The Emphasized Bible

But, in everything, commending ourselves as God's ministers, - in much endurance, in tribulations, in necessities, in straits,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

but in every thing approving ourselves as ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in straits,

Twentieth Century New Testament

No, we are trying to commend ourselves under all circumstances, as God's ministers should--in many an hour of endurance, in troubles, in hardships, in difficulties,

Webster

But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,

Weymouth New Testament

On the contrary, as God's servants, we seek their full approval--by unwearied endurance, by afflictions, by distress, by helplessness;

Williams New Testament

On the contrary, I am trying in everything to prove to people that I am a true servant of God: by my tremendous endurance in sorrows, distresses, difficulties;

World English Bible

but in everything commending ourselves, as servants of God, in great endurance, in afflictions, in hardships, in distresses,

Worrell New Testament

but in everything commending ourselves as God's ministers, in much patience, in tribulations, in necessities, in distresses,

Worsley New Testament

but in every thing approving ourselves as the ministers of God; by much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in straits,

Youngs Literal Translation

but in everything recommending ourselves as God's ministrants; in much patience, in tribulations, in necessities, in distresses,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

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

all
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

συνιστάω συνιστάνω συνίστημι 
sunistao 
Usage: 16

ἑαυτοῦ 
heautou 
Usage: 249

as
ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417

the ministers
διάκονος 
Diakonos 
Usage: 24

of God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

πολύς πολλός 
Polus 
Usage: 292

ὑπομονή 
Hupomone 
Usage: 26

θλίψις 
Thlipsis 
Usage: 33

ἀναγκή 
Anagke 
Usage: 15

Devotionals

Devotionals about 2 Corinthians 6:4

Devotionals containing 2 Corinthians 6:4

References

Fausets

Hastings

Images 2 Corinthians 6:4

Context Readings

Afflictions Of God's Servants

3 We put no obstruction in anybody's way [we give no offense in anything], so that no fault may be found and [our] ministry blamed and discredited. 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, 5 In beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless watching, hunger;



Cross References

1 Corinthians 3:5

What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Ministering servants [not heads of parties] through whom you believed, even as the Lord appointed to each his task:

2 Corinthians 3:6

[It is He] Who has qualified us [making us to be fit and worthy and sufficient] as ministers and dispensers of a new covenant [of salvation through Christ], not [ministers] of the letter (of legally written code) but of the Spirit; for the code [of the Law] kills, but the [Holy] Spirit makes alive.

2 Corinthians 4:8

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;

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).

2 Corinthians 12:12

Indeed, the signs that indicate a [genuine] apostle were performed among you fully and most patiently in miracles and wonders and mighty works.

Isaiah 61:6

But you shall be called the priests of the Lord; people will speak of you as the ministers of our God. You shall eat the wealth of the nations, and the glory [once that of your captors] shall be yours.

Joel 1:9

The meal or cereal offering and the drink offering are cut off from the house of the Lord; the priests, the Lord's ministers, mourn.

Joel 2:17

Let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep between the porch and the altar; and let them say, Have pity and spare Your people, O Lord, and give not Your heritage to reproach, that the [heathen] nations should rule over them or use a byword against them. Why should they say among the peoples, Where is their God?

Luke 21:19

By your steadfastness and patient endurance you shall win the true life of your souls.

Acts 2:22

You men of Israel, listen to what I have to say: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man accredited and pointed out and shown forth and commended and attested to you by God by the mighty works and [the power of performing] wonders and signs which God worked through Him [right] in your midst, as you yourselves know -- "

Acts 9:16

For I will make clear to him how much he will be afflicted and must endure and suffer for My name's sake.

Acts 20:23-24

Except that the Holy Spirit clearly and emphatically affirms to me in city after city that imprisonment and suffering await me.

Acts 20:34

You yourselves know personally that these hands ministered to my own needs and those [of the persons] who were with me.

Romans 5:3-4

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.

Romans 5:8

But God shows and clearly proves His [own] love for us by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) died for us.

Romans 8:35-36

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?

Romans 14:18

He who serves Christ in this way is acceptable and pleasing to God and is approved by men.

Romans 16:10

Greet Apelles, that one tried and approved in Christ (the Messiah). Remember me to those who belong to the household of Aristobulus.

1 Corinthians 4:1

So then, let us [apostles] be looked upon as ministering servants of Christ and stewards (trustees) of the mysteries (the secret purposes) of God.

1 Corinthians 4:11-12

To this hour we have gone both hungry and thirsty; we [ habitually] wear but one undergarment [and shiver in the cold]; we are roughly knocked about and wander around homeless.

1 Corinthians 9:11

If we have sown [the seed of] spiritual good among you, [is it too] much if we reap from your material benefits?

2 Corinthians 2:17

For we are not, like so many, [like hucksters making a trade of] peddling God's Word [shortchanging and adulterating the divine message]; but like [men] of sincerity and the purest motive, as [commissioned and sent] by God, we speak [His message] in Christ (the Messiah), in the [very] sight and presence of God.

2 Corinthians 4:2

We have renounced disgraceful ways (secret thoughts, feelings, desires and underhandedness, the methods and arts that men hide through shame); we refuse to deal craftily (to practice trickery and cunning) or to adulterate or handle dishonestly the Word of God, but we state the truth openly (clearly and candidly). And so we commend ourselves in the sight and presence of God to every man's conscience.

2 Corinthians 4:17

For our light, momentary affliction (this slight distress of the passing hour) is ever more and more abundantly preparing and producing and achieving for us an everlasting weight of glory [beyond all measure, excessively surpassing all comparisons and all calculations, a vast and transcendent glory and blessedness never to cease!],

2 Corinthians 7:11

For [you can look back now and] observe what this same godly sorrow has done for you and has produced in you: what eagerness and earnest care to explain and clear yourselves [of all complicity in the condoning of incest], what indignation [at the sin], what alarm, what yearning, what zeal [to do justice to all concerned], what readiness to mete out punishment [ to the offender]! At every point you have proved yourselves cleared and guiltless in the matter.

2 Corinthians 11:9

And when I was with you and ran short financially, I did not burden any [of you], for what I lacked was abundantly made up by the brethren who came from Macedonia. So I kept myself from being burdensome to you in any way, and will continue to keep [myself from being so].

2 Corinthians 11:23

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 11:27

In toil and hardship, watching often [through sleepless nights], in hunger and thirst, frequently driven to fasting by want, in cold and exposure and lack of clothing.

Philippians 4:11-12

Not that I am implying that I was in any personal want, for I have learned how to be content (satisfied to the point where I am not disturbed or disquieted) in whatever state I am.

Colossians 1:11

[We pray] that you may be invigorated and strengthened with all power according to the might of His glory, [to exercise] every kind of endurance and patience (perseverance and forbearance) with joy,

Colossians 1:24

[Even] now I rejoice in the midst of my sufferings on your behalf. And in my own person I am making up whatever is still lacking and remains to be completed [ on our part] of Christ's afflictions, for the sake of His body, which is the church.

1 Thessalonians 2:3-11

For our appeal [in preaching] does not [originate] from delusion or error or impure purpose or motive, nor in fraud or deceit.

1 Thessalonians 3:2-3

And we sent Timothy, our brother and God's servant in [spreading] the good news (the Gospel) of Christ, to strengthen and establish and to exhort and comfort and encourage you in your faith,

1 Thessalonians 3:7

Brethren, for this reason, in [spite of all] our stress and crushing difficulties we have been filled with comfort and cheer about you [because of] your faith ( the leaning of your whole personality on God in complete trust and confidence).

1 Thessalonians 5:14

And we earnestly beseech you, brethren, admonish (warn and seriously advise) those who are out of line [the loafers, the disorderly, and the unruly]; encourage the timid and fainthearted, help and give your support to the weak souls, [and] be very patient with everybody [always keeping your temper].

1 Timothy 2:15

Nevertheless [the sentence put upon women of pain in motherhood does not hinder their souls' salvation, and] they will be saved [eternally] if they continue in faith and love and holiness with self-control, [saved indeed] through the Childbearing or by the birth of the divine Child.

1 Timothy 4:6

If you lay all these instructions before the brethren, you will be a worthy steward and a good minister of Christ Jesus, ever nourishing your own self on the truths of the faith and of the good [Christian] instruction which you have closely followed.

1 Timothy 6:11

But as for you, O man of God, flee from all these things; aim at and pursue righteousness (right standing with God and true goodness), godliness (which is the loving fear of God and being Christlike), faith, love, steadfastness (patience), and gentleness of heart.

2 Timothy 1:8

Do not blush or be ashamed then, to testify to and for our Lord, nor of me, a prisoner for His sake, but [ with me] take your share of the suffering [to which the preaching] of the Gospel [may expose you, and do it] in the power of God.

2 Timothy 2:24

And the servant of the Lord must not be quarrelsome (fighting and contending). Instead, he must be kindly to everyone and mild-tempered [preserving the bond of peace]; he must be a skilled and suitable teacher, patient and forbearing and willing to suffer wrong.

2 Timothy 3:10-12

Now you have closely observed and diligently followed my teaching, conduct, purpose in life, faith, patience, love, steadfastness,

2 Timothy 4:5

As for you, be calm and cool and steady, accept and suffer unflinchingly every hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fully perform all the duties of your ministry.

Hebrews 12:1

Therefore then, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who have borne testimony to the Truth], let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance (unnecessary weight) and that sin which so readily (deftly and cleverly) clings to and entangles us, and let us run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before us,

James 5:7-10

So be patient, brethren, [as you wait] till the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits expectantly for the precious harvest from the land. [See how] he keeps up his patient [vigil] over it until it receives the early and late rains.

Revelation 1:9

I, John, your brother and companion (sharer and participator) with you in the tribulation and kingdom and patient endurance [which are] in Jesus Christ, was on the isle called Patmos, [banished] on account of [my witnessing to] the Word of God and the testimony (the proof, the evidence) for Jesus Christ.

Revelation 3:10

Because you have guarded and kept My word of patient endurance [have held fast the lesson of My patience with the expectant endurance that I give you], I also will keep you [safe] from the hour of trial (testing) which is coming on the whole world to try those who dwell upon the earth.

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