2 Corinthians 4:3
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New International Version
And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing.

New Living Translation
If the Good News we preach is hidden behind a veil, it is hidden only from people who are perishing.

English Standard Version
And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing.

Berean Study Bible
And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing.

Berean Literal Bible
But if indeed our gospel is concealed, it is concealed to those who are perishing,

New American Standard Bible
And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing,

King James Bible
But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing.

International Standard Version
So if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are dying.

NET Bible
But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled only to those who are perishing,

New Heart English Bible
Even if our Good News is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But if our gospel is covered up, it is covered up to those who are lost,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So if the Good News that we tell others is covered with a veil, it is hidden from those who are dying.

New American Standard 1977
And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing,

Jubilee Bible 2000
But if our gospel is hid, it is hid to those that are lost,

King James 2000 Bible
But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

American King James Version
But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

American Standard Version
And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled in them that perish:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if our gospel be also hid, it is hid to them that are lost,

Darby Bible Translation
But if also our gospel is veiled, it is veiled in those that are lost;

English Revised Version
But and if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled in them that are perishing:

Webster's Bible Translation
But if our gospel is hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

Weymouth New Testament
If, however, the meaning of our Good News has been veiled, the veil has been on the hearts of those who are on the way to perdition,

World English Bible
Even if our Good News is veiled, it is veiled in those who perish;

Young's Literal Translation
and if also our good news is vailed, in those perishing it is vailed,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:1-7 The best of men would faint, if they did not receive mercy from God. And that mercy which has helped us out, and helped us on, hitherto, we may rely upon to help us even to the end. The apostles had no base and wicked designs, covered with fair and specious pretences. They did not try to make their ministry serve a turn. Sincerity or uprightness will keep the favourable opinion of wise and good men. Christ by his gospel makes a glorious discovery to the minds of men. But the design of the devil is, to keep men in ignorance; and when he cannot keep the light of the gospel of Christ out of the world, he spares no pains to keep men from the gospel, or to set them against it. The rejection of the gospel is here traced to the wilful blindness and wickedness of the human heart. Self was not the matter or the end of the apostles' preaching; they preached Christ as Jesus, the Saviour and Deliverer, who saves to the uttermost all that come to God through him. Ministers are servants to the souls of men; they must avoid becoming servants to the humours or the lusts of men. It is pleasant to behold the sun in the firmament; but it is more pleasant and profitable for the gospel to shine in the heart. As light was the beginning of the first creation; so, in the new creation, the light of the Spirit is his first work upon the soul. The treasure of gospel light and grace is put into earthen vessels. The ministers of the gospel are subject to the same passions and weaknesses as other men. God could have sent angels to make known the glorious doctrine of the gospel, or could have sent the most admired sons of men to teach the nations, but he chose humbler, weaker vessels, that his power might be more glorified in upholding them, and in the blessed change wrought by their ministry.
Study Bible
The Light of the Gospel
2Instead, we have renounced secret and shameful ways. We do not practice deceit, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by open proclamation of the truth, we commend ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. 3And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 4The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers so they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 1:18
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

1 Corinthians 2:6
Among the mature, however, we speak a message of wisdom--but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.

2 Corinthians 2:12
Now when I went to Troas to preach the gospel of Christ and a door stood open for me in the Lord,

2 Corinthians 2:15
For we are to God the sweet aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.

2 Corinthians 3:14
But their minds were closed. For to this day, the same veil remains at the reading of the old covenant. It has not been lifted, because only in Christ can it be removed.
Treasury of Scripture

But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

our.

Romans 2:16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ …

1 Thessalonians 1:5 For our gospel came not to you in word only, but also in power, and …

1 Timothy 1:11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed …

it is.

2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which …

2 Corinthians 2:15,16 For we are to God a sweet smell of Christ, in them that are saved, …

2 Corinthians 3:14 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remains the same …

Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord …

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

2 Thessalonians 2:9-11 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power …

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