Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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,

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,

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,

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

Context Readings

Afflictions Of God's Servants

3 We give no opportunity for stumbling to anyone, so that the ministry will not be blamed. 4 But as God’s ministers, we commend ourselves in everything:by great endurance, by afflictions,
by hardship, by difficulties,
5 by beatings, by imprisonments,
by riots, by labors,
by sleepless nights, by times of hunger,



Cross References

1 Corinthians 3:5

What then is Apollos? And what is Paul? They are servants through whom you believed, and each has the role the Lord has given.

2 Corinthians 3:6

He has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter, but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit produces life.

2 Corinthians 4:8

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

2 Corinthians 12:10

So I take pleasure in weaknesses, insults, catastrophes, persecutions, and in pressures, because of Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

2 Corinthians 12:12

The signs of an apostle were performed with great endurance among you—not only signs but also wonders and miracles.

Isaiah 61:6

But you will be called the Lord’s priests;
they will speak of you as ministers of our God;
you will eat the wealth of the nations,
and you will boast in their riches.

Joel 1:9

Grain and drink offerings have been cut off
from the house of the Lord;
the priests, who are ministers of the Lord, mourn.

Joel 2:17

Let the priests, the Lord’s ministers,
weep between the portico and the altar.
Let them say:
“Have pity on Your people, Lord,
and do not make Your inheritance a disgrace,
an object of scorn among the nations.
Why should it be said among the peoples,
‘Where is their God?’”

Luke 21:19

By your endurance gain your lives.

Acts 2:22

“Men of Israel, listen to these words: This Jesus the Nazarene was a man pointed out to you by God with miracles, wonders, and signs that God did among you through Him, just as you yourselves know.

Acts 9:16

I will show him how much he must suffer for My name!”

Acts 20:23-24

except that in town after town the Holy Spirit testifies to me that chains and afflictions are waiting for me.

Acts 20:34

You yourselves know that these hands have provided for my needs and for those who were with me.

Romans 5:3-4

And not only that, but we also rejoice in our afflictions, because we know that affliction produces endurance,

Romans 5:8

But God proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us!

Romans 8:35-36

Who can separate us from the love of Christ?
Can affliction or anguish or persecution
or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?

Romans 14:18

Whoever serves Christ in this way is acceptable to God and approved by men.

Romans 16:10

Greet Apelles, who is approved in Christ.
Greet those who belong to the household of Aristobulus.

1 Corinthians 4:1

A person should consider us in this way: as servants of Christ and managers of God’s mysteries.

1 Corinthians 4:11-12

Up to the present hour we are both hungry and thirsty; we are poorly clothed, roughly treated, homeless;

1 Corinthians 9:11

If we have sown spiritual things for you, is it too much if we reap material benefits from you?

2 Corinthians 2:17

For we are not like the many who market God’s message for profit. On the contrary, we speak with sincerity in Christ, as from God and before God.

2 Corinthians 4:2

Instead, we have renounced shameful secret things, not walking in deceit or distorting God’s message, but commending ourselves to every person’s conscience in God’s sight by an open display of the truth.

2 Corinthians 4:17

For our momentary light affliction is producing for us an absolutely incomparable eternal weight of glory.

2 Corinthians 7:11

For consider how much diligence this very thing—this grieving as God wills—has produced in you: what a desire to clear yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what deep longing, what zeal, what justice! In every way you showed yourselves to be pure in this matter.

2 Corinthians 11:9

When I was present with you and in need, I did not burden anyone, for the brothers who came from Macedonia supplied my needs. I have kept myself, and will keep myself, from burdening you in any way.

2 Corinthians 11:23

Are they servants of Christ?
I’m talking like a madman—I’m a better one:
with far more labors,
many more imprisonments,
far worse beatings, near death many times.

2 Corinthians 11:27

labor and hardship,
many sleepless nights, hunger and thirst,
often without food, cold, and lacking clothing.

Philippians 4:11-12

I don’t say this out of need, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.

Colossians 1:11

May you be strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for all endurance and patience, with joy

Colossians 1:24

Now I rejoice in my sufferings for you, and I am completing in my flesh what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for His body, that is, the church.

1 Thessalonians 2:3-11

For our exhortation didn’t come from error or impurity or an intent to deceive.

1 Thessalonians 3:2-3

And we sent Timothy, our brother and God’s coworker in the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you concerning your faith,

1 Thessalonians 3:7

Therefore, brothers, in all our distress and persecution, we were encouraged about you through your faith.

1 Thessalonians 5:14

And we exhort you, brothers: warn those who are irresponsible, comfort the discouraged, help the weak, be patient with everyone.

1 Timothy 2:15

But she will be saved through childbearing, if she continues in faith, love, and holiness, with good judgment.

1 Timothy 4:6

If you point these things out to the brothers, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, nourished by the words of the faith and the good teaching that you have followed.

1 Timothy 6:11

But you, man of God, run from these things,
and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith,
love, endurance, and gentleness.

2 Timothy 1:8

So don’t be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, or of me His prisoner. Instead, share in suffering for the gospel, relying on the power of God.

2 Timothy 2:24

The Lord’s slave must not quarrel, but must be gentle to everyone, able to teach, and patient,

2 Timothy 3:10-12

But you have followed my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, and endurance,

2 Timothy 4:5

But as for you, be serious about everything, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

Hebrews 12:1

Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us,

James 5:7-10

Therefore, brothers, be patient until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth and is patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains.

Revelation 1:9

I, John, your brother and partner in the tribulation, kingdom, and endurance that are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos because of God’s word and the testimony about Jesus.

Revelation 3:10

Because you have kept My command to endure, I will also keep you from the hour of testing that is going to come over the whole world to test those who live on the earth.

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