2 Corinthians 4:10
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New International Version
We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.

New Living Translation
Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies.

English Standard Version
always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies.

Berean Study Bible
We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.

Berean Literal Bible
always carrying around the death of Jesus in our body, so that the life of Jesus also should be manifested in our body.

New American Standard Bible
always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.

King James Bible
Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
We always carry the death of Jesus in our body, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.

International Standard Version
We are always carrying around the death of Jesus in our bodies, so that the life of Jesus may be clearly shown in our bodies.

NET Bible
always carrying around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our body.

New Heart English Bible
always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
We bear at all times in our bodies the dying of Yeshua, that the life also of Yeshua may be revealed in our bodies.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We always carry around the death of Jesus in our bodies so that the life of Jesus is also shown in our bodies.

New American Standard 1977
always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.

Jubilee Bible 2000
always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

King James 2000 Bible
Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

American King James Version
Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

American Standard Version
always bearing about in the body the dying of Jesus, that the life also of Jesus may be manifested in our body.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Always bearing about in our body the mortification of Jesus, that the life also of Jesus may be made manifest in our bodies.

Darby Bible Translation
always bearing about in the body the dying of Jesus, that the life also of Jesus may be manifested in our body;

English Revised Version
always bearing about in the body the dying of Jesus, that the life also of Jesus may be manifested in our body.

Webster's Bible Translation
Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus may be made manifest in our body.

Weymouth New Testament
always, wherever we go, carrying with us in our bodies the putting to death of Jesus, so that in our bodies it may also be clearly shown that Jesus lives.

World English Bible
always carrying in the body the putting to death of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.

Young's Literal Translation
at all times the dying of the Lord Jesus bearing about in the body, that the life also of Jesus in our body may be manifested,
Study Bible
Treasures in Jars of Clay
9persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed. 10We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. 11For we who are alive are always consigned to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our mortal bodies.…
Cross References
Romans 6:5
For if we have been united with Him like this in His death, we will certainly also be raised to life as He was.

Romans 6:8
Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with Him.

Romans 8:36
As it is written: "For Your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered."

2 Corinthians 1:5
For just as the sufferings of Christ overflow to us, so also through Christ our comfort overflows.

2 Corinthians 4:11
For we who are alive are always consigned to death for Jesus' sake, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our mortal bodies.

Galatians 6:17
From now on let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.

1 Peter 4:13
But rejoice that you share in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed at the revelation of His glory.

1 Peter 4:14
If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.
Treasury of Scripture

Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

bearing.

2 Corinthians 1:5,9 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation …

Romans 8:17,18 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; …

Galatians 6:17 From now on let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks …

Philippians 3:10,11 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship …

Colossians 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which …

that.

2 Corinthians 13:4 For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he lives by the …

John 14:19 Yet a little while, and the world sees me no more; but you see me: …

Acts 18:9,10 Then spoke the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, …

Romans 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; …

2 Timothy 2:11 It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also …

1 Peter 4:13 But rejoice, inasmuch as you are partakers of Christ's sufferings; …

Revelation 1:17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right …

(10) Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus.--The word for "dying" (again, probably, a distinctly medical term) is literally "deadness," "the state of a corpse." Comp. Romans 4:19 for the word itself, and Romans 4:19, Colossians 3:5 ("mortify"), Hebrews 11:12 ("as good as dead") for the cognate verb. The word describes, as by a bold hyperbole, the condition of one whose life was one long conflict with disease: "dying daily" (1Corinthians 15:31); having in himself "the sentence," or, possibly, the very symptoms, "of death" (2Corinthians 1:8-9). He was, as it were, dragging about with him what it was scarcely an exaggeration to call a "living corpse;" and this he describes as "the dying" (or death-state) "of the Lord Jesus." The thought implied in these words is not formally defined. What seems implied is that it brought him nearer to the likeness of the Crucified; he was thus made a sharer in the sufferings of Christ, filling up what was lacking in the measure of those sufferings (Colossians 1:24), dying as He died, crucified with Him (Galatians 2:20). It may be noted that Philo (2 Alleg. p. 73) uses almost the same word to express the natural frailty and weakness of man's body--"What, then, is our life but the daily carrying about of a corpse?"

That the life also of Jesus . . .--The life of Jesus is the life of the new man, "created in righteousness and true holiness" (Ephesians 4:24). It is not that the Apostle is merely looking forward to the resurrection life, when we shall bear the image of the heavenly; he feels that the purpose of his sufferings now is that the higher life may, even in this present state, be manifested in and through them; and accordingly, as if to guard against the possibility of any other interpretation, he changes the phrase in the next verse, and for "our body" substitutes "our mortal flesh."

Verse 10. - The dying of the Lord Jesus; literally, the putting to death (Vulgate, mortificatio). This is even stronger than 2 Corinthians 1:5. It is not only "the sufferings," but even "the dying," of Christ of which his true followers partake (Romans 8:36, "For thy sake are we killed all the day long"). St. Paul, who was "in deaths oft" (2 Corinthians 11:23), was thus being made conformable unto Christ's death (Philippians 3:10). Philo, too, compares life to "the daily carrying about of a corpse," and the Cure d'Ars used to speak of his body as "ce cadavre." That the life also of Jesus, etc. The thought is exactly the same as in 2 Timothy 2:11, "If we be dead with him, we shall also live with him." Always bearing about in the body,.... The Vulgate Latin, Arabic, and Ethiopic versions, read, "in our body"; and the Syriac version, in this and the next clause, reads, "in our bodies", and some copies in this read, "bodies"; continually carrying about with us, in these mortal bodies of ours, wherever we go,

the dying of the Lord Jesus; by which is meant, not the doctrine of the sufferings and death of Christ, and of salvation by a crucified Saviour, which they bore and carried about with them in a ministerial way, wherever they came and preached, but the sufferings they themselves underwent: so called, because of the likeness there is between the sufferings of Christ, and theirs; as he was traduced as a wicked man, a deceiver, and a stirrer up of sedition, so were they; as he was persecuted, so were they; as he was liable to death, and at last was delivered up to it, so were they: and also because of the union and sympathy which were between them; Christ and they were one body and one Spirit; so that what was endured by the members, the head had a fellow feeling of, and sympathy with; and reckoned what was done to them, as done to himself: and besides, the sufferings they underwent, and death they were exposed unto, were for his sake, as it is explained in the next verse:

for we which live; who are still in the land of the living, though it is almost a miracle we are, considering the circumstances we are in:

are always delivered; that is, continually exposed

to death for Jesus' sake: and the end of all these sufferings, which is expressed alike in both verses is,

that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body, or "mortal flesh"; the meaning of which is, that it might appear that Jesus, though he died, is risen again from the dead, and lives at the Father's right hand, and ever lives to make intercession for us; of which there is a full proof, inasmuch as we are supported by him under all the trials and sufferings we endure for his sake; for because he lives, we live also, amidst so many dangers and deaths, which attend us. 10. bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus—that is, having my body exposed to being put to death in the cause of Jesus (the oldest manuscripts omit "the Lord"), and having in it the marks of such sufferings, I thus bear about wheresoever I go, an image of the suffering Saviour in my own person (2Co 4:11; 2Co 1:5; compare 1Co 15:31). Doubtless, Paul was exposed to more dangers than are recorded in Acts (compare 2Co 7:5; 11:26). The Greek for "the dying" is literally, "the being made a corpse," such Paul regarded his body, yet a corpse which shares in the life-giving power of Christ's resurrection, as it has shared in His dying and death.

that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body—rather, "may be." The name "Jesus," by itself is often repeated here as Paul seems, amidst sufferings, peculiarly to have felt its sweetness. In 2Co 4:11 the same words occur with the variation, "in our mortal flesh. The fact of a dying, corpse-like body being sustained amidst such trials, manifests that "the (resurrection) life also," as well as the dying, "of Jesus," exerts its power in us. I thus bear about in my own person an image of the risen and living, as well as of the suffering, Saviour. The "our" is added here to "body," though not in the beginning of the verse. "For the body is ours not so much in death, as in life" [Bengel].4:8-12 The apostles were great sufferers, yet they met with wonderful support. Believers may be forsaken of their friends, as well as persecuted by enemies; but their God will never leave them nor forsake them. There may be fears within, as well as fightings without; yet we are not destroyed. The apostle speaks of their sufferings as a counterpart of the sufferings of Christ, that people might see the power of Christ's resurrection, and of grace in and from the living Jesus. In comparison with them, other Christians were, even at that time, in prosperous circumstances.
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