Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

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

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,

Amplified

but we commend ourselves in every way as servants of God: in great endurance, in sufferings, in hardships, 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,

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 Giving no offence in any thing, that the service be not blamed: 4 But in every thing recommending ourselves as servants of God, in much patience, in pressures, in necessities, in extremities, 5 In blows, in imprisonments, in disorders, in fatigues, in watchings, in fastings;



Cross References

1 Corinthians 3:5

Who then is Paul, and who Apollos, but servants by whom ye believed, and to each as the Lord gave?

2 Corinthians 3:6

Who rendered as fitting servants of the new covenant; not of the letter, but of the Spirit: for the letter kills, and the Spirit makes alive.

2 Corinthians 4:8

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

2 Corinthians 12:10

Therefore am I contented in weaknesses, in reproaches, in necessities in expulsions, in extremities for Christ: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

2 Corinthians 12:12

Surely the signs of one sent was wrought in you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and powers.

Isaiah 61:6

And ye shall be called the priests of Jehovah, serving our God; he shall say to you, Ye shall eat the strength of the nations, and ye shall take place in their honor.

Joel 1:9

The gift was cut off and the libation from the house of Jehovah; mourn, ye priests serving Jehovah.

Joel 2:17

Between the porch and to the altar the priests serving Jehovah shall weep, and they shall say, Spare, O Jehovah, thy people, and thou wilt not give thine inheritance to reproach for the nations to rule over them: wherefore shall they say among the peoples, Where is their God?

Luke 21:19

In your patience possess ye your souls.

Acts 2:22

Men, Israelites, bear these words; Jesus the Nazarite, a man elected by God for you by powers and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, (as also ye yourselves know:)

Acts 9:16

For I will show him what he must suffer for my name.

Acts 20:23-24

But that the Holy Spirit testifies in the city, saying that bonds and pressures await me.

Acts 20:34

And ye yourselves know, that to my necessities, and to those being with me, these hands served.

Romans 5:3-4

And not only, but also we boast in affliction: knowing that affliction works perseverance;

Romans 5:8

And God recommends his own love to us, that we yet being sinful, Christ died for us.

Romans 8:35-36

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? pressure, or perplexity, or expulsion, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Romans 14:18

For he in these serving Christ, pleasing to God, and acceptable to men.

Romans 16:10

Embrace Apelles acceptable in Christ. Embrace them of Aristobulus.

1 Corinthians 4:1

So let a man reckon us, as servants of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.

1 Corinthians 4:11-12

Until this present hour we also hunger, and thirst, and we are naked, and are cuffed, and are unsteady.

1 Corinthians 9:11

If we have sown to you spiritual things, is it great if we shall reap your carnal things?

2 Corinthians 2:17

For we are not as the many adulterating the word of God: but as of purity, but as of God, before the face of God speak we in Christ.

2 Corinthians 4:2

But have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craft, neither adulterating the word of God; but by manifestation of the truth recommending ourselves to every consciousness of man before God.

2 Corinthians 4:17

For the present moment the lightness of our pressure works to us an eternal weight of glory, as eminence upon eminence;

2 Corinthians 7:11

For behold, this same that ye grieve according to God, what care it wrought in you, but defence, but indignation, but fear, but anxious desire, but zeal, but punishing! In every thing ye recommended yourselves to be holy in this affair.

2 Corinthians 11:9

And being present with you, and having wanted, I acted not with negligence to any: (for the brethren having come from Macedonia filled up still more my want:) and I kept myself in every thing not burdensome to you, and I will keep.

2 Corinthians 11:23

Are they Christ's servants? (I speak being light-headed) I above; in toils more abundant, in blows more excessively, in watchings more abundantly, in deaths often.

2 Corinthians 11:27

In fatigue and toil, in watchfulnesses often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.

Philippians 4:11-12

Not that I speak concerning want; for I have learned, among whom I am, to be satisfied with my condition.

Colossians 1:11

In all power being able according to the strength of his glory, in all patience and longsuffering with joy.

Colossians 1:24

Now I rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill again the necessities of the pressures of Christ in my flesh for his body, which is the church.

1 Thessalonians 2:3-11

For our entreaty nor from error, nor from uncleanness, nor in deceit:

1 Thessalonians 3:2-3

And sent Timothy, our brother, and servant of God, and our coworker in the good news of Christ, in order to make you firm, and comfort you for your faith

1 Thessalonians 3:7

For this, brethren, were we comforted in you in all our pressure, and necessity by your faith:

1 Thessalonians 5:14

And we beseech you, brethren, remind the disorderly, encourage the timid, sustain the weak, and be slow to anger to all.

1 Timothy 2:15

And she shall be saved through the bringing forth children, if they remain in faith and love and consecration with discretion.

1 Timothy 4:6

These having laid down to the brethren, thou shalt be a good servant of Jesus Christ, brought up in the words of faith and good doctrine, which thou bast closely followed.

1 Timothy 6:11

And thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow justice, devotion, faith, love, patience, meekness.

2 Timothy 1:8

Therefore shouldest thou not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his imprisoned: but partake of afflictions with the good news according to the power of God;

2 Timothy 2:24

And the servant of the Lord must not contend; but be gentle to all, giving instruction, enduring evil,

2 Timothy 3:10-12

And thou hast closely followed my doctrine, mode of life, purpose, faith, long suffering, love, patience,

2 Timothy 4:5

And thou be sober in all things, suffer ill treatment, do the work of the bearer of good news, render thy service perfectly certain.

Hebrews 12:1

Wherefore we also having such a cloud of witnesses lying round about us, having laid down every weight, and sin easily captivating, by patience we should run the race set before us,

James 5:7-10

Therefore be longsuffering, brethren, even to the arrival of the Lord. Behold, the farmer awaits the precious fruit of the earth, being longsuffering for it, even till he should receive the early and late rain.

Revelation 1:9

I John, and your brother, and partaker in pressure, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, I was in the island called Patmos, for the sake of the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Revelation 3:10

For thou didst keep the word of my patience, and I will keep thee from the hour of temptation, about to come upon the whole habitable globe, to try them dwelling upon the earth.

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