2 Corinthians 4:7

Greek/English Interlinear with Strong’s Numbers


King James Version

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
New King James Version

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.
New American Standard Bible

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassing greatness of the power may be of God and not from ourselves;
New International Version

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.
The Amplified Bible

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.
Wuest’s Expanded Translation

But we have this treasure [the reflection of the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ] in earthenware containers, in order that the super-excellence of the power might be from God as a source and not from us.
Phillips’ Modern English

This priceless treasure we hold, so to speak, in common earthenware – to show that the splendid power of it belongs to God and not to us.
Williams’ Language of the People

But I am keeping this jewel (treasure, the ministry of the good news) in an earthen jar, to prove that its surpassing power is God’s, not mine.
 
2 Cor. 4:6 π 2 Cor. 4:8
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  1. The All Ins - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) “All in” is being written into and popularized in a number of songs today and it brings forward at least two powerful questions.

  2. Candles, Flashlights, Lasers and the Sun - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) God intends to have a variety, even an arsenal of people-types at His disposal and for His usage.

  3. Die, Die, Die; The End Time Men - W.W. Fischer The self-life in all of us must die.

  4. Done in Christ; Lords of Darkness - Neil Girrard Some have taken Jesus’ last words to mean, among other things that Christ’s sacrifice was completely and ultimately finished - that there was and is absolutely nothing any human could do to add to the finished work of the cross. Is this true?

  5. Exploding the Myth of Christ’s Delegated Authority - Neil Girrard Christ gave His authority to men to lead other believers into a closer walk with Him – didn’t He?

  6. Genuine Christians - Neil Girrard When Paul confronted the Judaizers, he also left us a perfect description of genuine believers in Christ.

  7. God-Given Assets - Neil Girrard Seekers of financial freedom very often use other people for their own gain and then speak openly of their “God-given assets.”

  8. The Great Treasure - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) With great treasure comes great responsibility.

  9. The King’s Return - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) When the King returns, what will He expect us to have done for Him?

  10. Legalism and Tradition; Lords of Darkness - Neil Girrard Legalism and its twin, tradition, are some of the most insidious deceptions afoot.

  11. The Narrow Road; Lords of Darkness - Neil Girrard If we would remain on the narrow road that leads to life, we must love our brothers in Christ.

  12. The Pillar of Truth - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) We, the people of Christ, are to stand for and uphold God’s absolute standards of truth.

  13. Poverty; The End Time Men - W.W. Fischer Even after we are saved we must stay poor and rest in our spiritual poverty daily and be refueled by God Himself - and only then can we replenish a spiritually dying human race.

  14. Same Old Story: Montanus vs. Ignatius of Antioch - Neil Girrard “Church” splits are almost as old as church history – and the first one reveals a lot of the errors we still practice today.

  15. Six / Twenty-Four / Five-Twenty B.C.; “Building the Temple” - Neil Girrard Obedience to the King, Christ Jesus, is not optional if we are going to co-labor with Him in building His temple, His body, His people.

  16. Vessels of Honor and Glory - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) For various reasons, men reject even the notion that man is, at his “bottom line,” only a clay pot.
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