2 Corinthians 6:4
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New International Version
Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and 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 Bible
But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,


Holman Christian Standard 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;


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


Douay-Rheims Bible
But in all things let us exhibit ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in tribulation, in necessities, in distresses,


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


Young's Literal Translation
but in everything recommending ourselves as God's ministrants; in much patience, in tribulations, in necessities, in distresses,
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Context
Paul's Hardships and God's Grace

1We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that you receive not the grace of God in vain. 2(For he said, I have heard you in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succored you: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.) 3Giving no offense in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed: 4But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, 5In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in watchings, in fastings; 6By pureness, by knowledge, by long-suffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned, 7By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, 8By honor and dishonor, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true; 9As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed; 10As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things. 11O you Corinthians, our mouth is open to you, our heart is enlarged. 12You are not straitened in us, but you are straitened in your own bowels. 13Now for a recompense in the same, (I speak as to my children,) be you also enlarged.
Cross References
John 16:33
These things I have spoken to you, that in me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.


Acts 9:16
For I will show him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake.


Romans 3:5
But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who takes vengeance? (I speak as a man)


1 Corinthians 3:5
Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom you believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?


2 Corinthians 4:8
We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;


2 Corinthians 11:23
Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labors more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft.


2 Corinthians 12:10
Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.


2 Timothy 2:24
And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle to all men, apt to teach, patient,


Treasury of Scripture

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

in all.

2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.

2 Corinthians 7:11 For behold this selfsame thing, that you sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it worked in you, yes...

Acts 2:22 You men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs...

Romans 14:18 For he that in these things serves Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.

Romans 16:10 Salute Apelles approved in Christ. Salute them which are of Aristobulus' household.

1 Corinthians 9:11 If we have sown to you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?

1 Thessalonians 2:3-11 For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile...

1 Timothy 2:15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.

approving. Gr. commending.

2 Corinthians 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully...

Romans 5:8 But God commends his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

as.

2 Corinthians 3:6 Who also has made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter kills...

2 Corinthians 11:23 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labors more abundant, in stripes above measure...

Isaiah 61:6 But you shall be named the Priests of the LORD: men shall call you the Ministers of our God: you shall eat the riches of the Gentiles...

Joel 1:9 The meat offering and the drink offering is 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, Spare your people, O LORD...

1 Corinthians 3:5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom you believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?

1 Corinthians 4:1 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.

1 Thessalonians 3:2 And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellow laborer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you...

1 Timothy 4:6 If you put the brothers in remembrance of these things, you shall be a good minister of Jesus Christ...

in much.

2 Corinthians 12:12 Truly the signs of an apostle were worked among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.

Luke 21:19 In your patience possess you your souls.

Romans 5:3,4 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation works patience...

Colossians 1:11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, to all patience and long-suffering with joyfulness;

1 Thessalonians 5:14 Now we exhort you, brothers, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.

1 Timothy 6:11 But you, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

2 Timothy 3:10 But you have fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, long-suffering, charity, patience,

Hebrews 12:1 Why seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight...

James 5:7-10 Be patient therefore, brothers, to the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth...

Revelation 1:9 I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ...

Revelation 3:10 Because you have kept the word of my patience, I also will keep you from the hour of temptation, which shall come on all the world...

afflictions.

2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

Acts 20:23,24 Save that the Holy Ghost witnesses in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me...

Colossians 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake...

1 Thessalonians 3:3 That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto.

2 Timothy 1:8 Be not you therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner...

2 Timothy 3:11,12 Persecutions, afflictions, which came to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured...

2 Timothy 4:5 But watch you in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of your ministry.

necessities.

2 Corinthians 11:9,27 And when I was present with you, and wanted, I was chargeable to no man...

2 Corinthians 12:10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake...

Acts 20:34 Yes, you yourselves know, that these hands have ministered to my necessities, and to them that were with me.

1 Corinthians 4:11,12 Even to this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwelling place...

Philippians 4:11,12 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatever state I am, therewith to be content...

distresses.

2 Corinthians 4:8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

Romans 8:35,36 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril...

1 Thessalonians 3:7 Therefore, brothers, we were comforted over you in all our affliction and distress by your faith:

Strong's Concordance
But in all [things] approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,
Topical Bible
Afflictions Approval Approving Calamities Clear Commend Commending Contrary Distress Distresses Endurance Full God's Hardships Helplessness Making Ministers Ministrants Necessities Ourselves Patience Quiet Recommending Seek Servants Sorrow Straits Strength Tribulations Troubles Unwearied
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2 Corinthians Chapter 6 Verse 4

Alphabetical: afflictions and as but commend commending distresses endurance every everything God great hardships in much of ourselves Rather servants troubles way we

NT Letters: 2 Corinthians 6:4 But in everything commending ourselves as servants (2 Cor. 2C iiC 2Cor ii cor iicor)
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