2 Corinthians 10:4
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New International Version
The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.

New Living Translation
We use God's mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments.

English Standard Version
For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.

Berean Study Bible
The weapons of our warfare are not the weapons of the world. Instead, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.

Berean Literal Bible
For the weapons of our warfare are not fleshly, but divinely powerful toward the demolition of strongholds,

New American Standard Bible
for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.

King James Bible
(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

Holman Christian Standard Bible
since the weapons of our warfare are not worldly, but are powerful through God for the demolition of strongholds. We demolish arguments

International Standard Version
For the weapons of our warfare are not those of the world. Instead, they have the power of God to demolish fortresses. We tear down arguments

NET Bible
for the weapons of our warfare are not human weapons, but are made powerful by God for tearing down strongholds. We tear down arguments

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The weapons of our warfare are not according to the flesh, but of the power of God, and by it we subdue rebellious fortresses,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The weapons we use in our fight are not made by humans. Rather, they are powerful weapons from God. With them we destroy people's defenses, that is, their arguments

New American Standard 1977
for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.

Jubilee Bible 2000
(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God for the destruction of strong holds),

King James 2000 Bible
(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds;)

American King James Version
(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

American Standard Version
(for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but mighty before God to the casting down of strongholds),

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty to God unto the pulling down of fortifications, destroying counsels,

Darby Bible Translation
For the arms of our warfare [are] not fleshly, but powerful according to God to [the] overthrow of strongholds;

English Revised Version
(for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but mighty before God to the casting down of strong holds);

Webster's Bible Translation
(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

Weymouth New Testament
The weapons with which we fight are not human weapons, but are mighty for God in overthrowing strong fortresses.

World English Bible
for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but mighty before God to the throwing down of strongholds,

Young's Literal Translation
for the weapons of our warfare are not fleshly, but powerful to God for bringing down of strongholds,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
10:1-6 While others thought meanly, and spake scornfully of the apostle, he had low thoughts, and spake humbly of himself. We should be aware of our own infirmities, and think humbly of ourselves, even when men reproach us. The work of the ministry is a spiritual warfare with spiritual enemies, and for spiritual purposes. Outward force is not the method of the gospel, but strong persuasions, by the power of truth and the meekness of wisdom. Conscience is accountable to God only; and people must be persuaded to God and their duty, not driven by force. Thus the weapons of our warfare are very powerful; the evidence of truth is convincing. What opposition is made against the gospel, by the powers of sin and Satan in the hearts of men! But observe the conquest the word of God gains. The appointed means, however feeble they appear to some, will be mighty through God. And the preaching of the cross, by men of faith and prayer, has always been fatal to idolatry, impiety, and wickedness.
Study Bible
Paul's Apostolic Authority
3For though we live in the flesh, we do not wage war according to the flesh. 4The weapons of our warfare are not the weapons of the world. Instead, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 5We tear down arguments, and every presumption set up against the knowledge of God; and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 1:10
"See, I have appointed you this day over the nations and over the kingdoms, To pluck up and to break down, To destroy and to overthrow, To build and to plant."

Jeremiah 23:29
"Is not My word like fire?" declares the LORD, "and like a hammer which shatters a rock?

Romans 13:12
The night is nearly over; the day has drawn near. So let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.

1 Corinthians 9:7
Who serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat of its fruit? Who tends a flock and does not drink of its milk?

2 Corinthians 6:7
in truthful speech and in the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left;

2 Corinthians 10:8
For even if I boast somewhat excessively about the authority the Lord gave us for building you up rather than tearing you down, I will not be ashamed.

2 Corinthians 13:3
since you are demanding proof that Christ is speaking through me. He is not weak in dealing with you, but is powerful among you.

2 Corinthians 13:10
This is why I write these things while absent, so that when I am present I will not need to be severe in my use of the authority that the Lord gave me for building you up, not for tearing you down.

1 Timothy 1:18
Timothy, my child, I entrust you with this command in keeping with the previous prophecies about you, so that by them you may fight the good fight,
Treasury of Scripture

(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

the weapons.

2 Corinthians 6:7 By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness …

Romans 6:13 Neither yield you your members as instruments of unrighteousness …

Romans 13:12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast …

Ephesians 6:13-18 Why take to you the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand …

1 Thessalonians 5:8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate …

our.

1 Timothy 1:18 This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies …

2 Timothy 2:3 You therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

mighty.

2 Corinthians 3:5 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of …

2 Corinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency …

2 Corinthians 13:3,4 Since you seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to you-ward …

Judges 7:13-23 And when Gideon was come, behold, there was a man that told a dream …

Judges 15:14-16 And when he came to Lehi, the Philistines shouted against him: and …

1 Samuel 17:45-50 Then said David to the Philistine, You come to me with a sword, and …

Psalm 110:2 The LORD shall send the rod of your strength out of Zion: rule you …

Isaiah 41:14-16 Fear not, you worm Jacob, and you men of Israel; I will help you, …

Zechariah 4:6,7 Then he answered and spoke to me, saying, This is the word of the …

Acts 7:22 And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was …

1 Corinthians 1:18-24 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; …

1 Corinthians 2:5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

2 Corinthians 13:3 Since you seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to you-ward …

Hebrews 11:32,33 And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of …

through God. or, to God. to the.

Joshua 6:20 So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets: and …

Isaiah 30:25 And there shall be on every high mountain, and on every high hill, …

Jeremiah 1:10 See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, …

Hebrews 11:30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed …

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