Parallel Verses

Worrell New Testament

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

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,

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,

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 occasion of stumbling in anything, that our ministry be not blamed; 4 but in everything commending ourselves as God's ministers, in much patience, in tribulations, in necessities, in distresses, 5 in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in toilings, in watchings, in fastings;



Cross References

1 Corinthians 3:5

What, then, is Apollos? and what is Paul? Ministers through whom ye believed; and as the Lord gave to each.

2 Corinthians 3:6

Who also qualified us as ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter, but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit makes alive.

2 Corinthians 4:8

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

2 Corinthians 12:10

Wherefore, I take pleasure in weaknesses, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then am I powerful.

2 Corinthians 12:12

Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought out among you in all patience, by signs and wonders and mighty works.

2 Corinthians 12:12

Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought out among you in all patience, by signs and wonders and mighty works.

2 Corinthians 12:12

Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought out among you in all patience, by signs and wonders and mighty works.

2 Corinthians 12:12

Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought out among you in all patience, by signs and wonders and mighty works.

Luke 21:19

In your patience possess ye your souls.

Acts 2:22

"Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus, the Nazarene, a man accredited from God to you by miracles, and wonders, and signs, which God did through Him in the midst of you, even as ye yourselves know;

Acts 9:16

for I will show him how many things he must suffer for My name's sake.

Acts 20:23-24

except that the Holy Spirit testifieth to me in every city, saying that bonds and tribulations await me.

Acts 20:34

Ye yourselves know that these hands ministered to my necessities, and to those who were with me.

Romans 5:3-4

And not only so, but we also rejoice in our tribulations; knowing that tribulation works out patience;

Romans 5:8

But God commendeth His own love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 8:35-36

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or perils or sword?

Romans 14:18

For he that in these things serves Christ, is well-pleasing to God, and approved by men.

Romans 16:10

Salute Apelles, the approved in Christ. Salute those who are of the household of Aristobulus.

1 Corinthians 4:1

Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.

1 Corinthians 4:11-12

Even until this present hour, we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwelling place;

1 Corinthians 9:11

If we sowed for you spiritual things, is it a great matter, if we shall reap your carnal things?

2 Corinthians 2:17

For we are not as the many, making merchandise of the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God, we speak in Christ.

2 Corinthians 4:2

but we renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness, not handling the word of God deceitfully; but, by the manifestation of the truth, commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

2 Corinthians 4:17

For our momentary light tribulation is working out for us more and more exceedingly an eternal weight of glory;

2 Corinthians 7:11

For, behold this very thing??hat ye were made sorry after a godly manner??hat diligence it wrought in you; yea, what defense of yourselves; yea, what indignation; yea, what fear; yea what earnest desire; yea, what zeal; yea, what avenging! In everything ye proved yourselves to be pure in the matter.

2 Corinthians 11:9

and, being present with you, and being in want, I was a burden to no one; for the brethren, coming from Macedonia, supplied my lack; and in everything I kept myself from being burdensome to you, and so will keep myself.

2 Corinthians 11:23

Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as beside myself) I am more; in labors more abundantly, in prisons more abundantly, in stripes above measure, in deaths often;

2 Corinthians 11:27

in toil and hardship, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.

Philippians 4:11-12

Not that I am speaking in respect of want; for I learned in whatsoever circumstances I am, to be content.

Colossians 1:11

strengthened with all power, according to the might of His glory, unto all patience and long-suffering with joy;

Colossians 1:24

Now I rejoice in my sufferings in your behalf, and fill up in turn the deficiencies of the tribulations of Christ in my flesh for the sake of His body, which is the assembly;

1 Thessalonians 2:3-11

For our exhortation is not of error, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile;

1 Thessalonians 3:2-3

and sent Timothy, our brother and minister of God in the Gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to exhort you concerning your faith;

1 Thessalonians 3:2

and sent Timothy, our brother and minister of God in the Gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to exhort you concerning your faith;

1 Thessalonians 5:14

And we exhort you, brethren, admonish the disorderly, encourage the fainthearted, support the weak, be long-suffering toward all.

1 Timothy 2:15

But she shall be saved through her child-bearing, if they abide in faith, and love, and holiness, with sobriety.

1 Timothy 4:6

Suggesting these things to the brethren, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished in the words of the faith and of the good teaching which you have strictly followed;

1 Timothy 6:11

But do you, O man of God, flee these things: but pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, mildness.

2 Timothy 1:8

Be not ashamed, therefore, of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner; but suffer hardship with me for the Gospel, according to the power of God,

2 Timothy 2:24

now a servant of the Lord must not engage in strife, but should be gentle towards all, apt in teaching, patient of wrong,

2 Timothy 3:10-12

But you did closely follow my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience,

2 Timothy 4:5

But be sober in all things, suffer hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fully accomplish your ministry.

Hebrews 12:1

Therefore, having so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us??aving thrown off every encumbrance and the easily besetting sin??et us run with patience the race lying before us;

James 5:7-10

Be patient, therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waits for the precious fruit of the earth; being patient over it, until it receives the early and latter rain.

Revelation 1:9

I, John, your brother, and fellow-sharer in the tribulation, and kingdom, and patience in Jesus, was in the island called Patmos, because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.

Revelation 3:10

Because you kept the word of My patience. I also will keep you from the hour of trial, which is about to come upon the whole inhabited earth, to try those who dwell upon the earth.

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