2 Corinthians 4:8
Parallel Verses
New International Version
We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;

New Living Translation
We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair.

English Standard Version
We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair;

Berean Study Bible
We are pressed on all sides, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;

Berean Literal Bible
being hard pressed in every way but not being crushed, being perplexed but not despairing,

New American Standard Bible
we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing;

King James Bible
We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
We are pressured in every way but not crushed; we are perplexed but not in despair;

International Standard Version
In every way we're troubled but not crushed, frustrated but not in despair,

NET Bible
We are experiencing trouble on every side, but are not crushed; we are perplexed, but not driven to despair;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For we are squeezed in all things, but we are not strangled; we are harassed, but we are not condemned.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In every way we're troubled, but we aren't crushed by our troubles. We're frustrated, but we don't give up.

New American Standard 1977
we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing;

Jubilee Bible 2000
We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are unsure of our lives, but not in despair;

King James 2000 Bible
We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

American King James Version
We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

American Standard Version
we are pressed on every side, yet not straitened; perplexed, yet not unto despair;

Douay-Rheims Bible
In all things we suffer tribulation, but are not distressed; we are straitened, but are not destitute;

Darby Bible Translation
every way afflicted, but not straitened; seeing no apparent issue, but our way not entirely shut up;

English Revised Version
we are pressed on every side, yet not straitened; perplexed, yet not unto despair;

Webster's Bible Translation
We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

Weymouth New Testament
We are hard pressed, yet never in absolute distress; perplexed, yet never utterly baffled;

World English Bible
We are pressed on every side, yet not crushed; perplexed, yet not to despair;

Young's Literal Translation
on every side being in tribulation, but not straitened; perplexed, but not in despair;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
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.
Study Bible
Treasures in Jars of Clay
7Now we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this surpassingly great power is from God and not from us. 8We are pressed on all sides, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.…
Cross References
Psalm 129:2
"Many times they have persecuted me from my youth up; Yet they have not prevailed against me.

Isaiah 40:31
Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.

Habakkuk 3:17
Though the fig tree should not blossom And there be no fruit on the vines, Though the yield of the olive should fail And the fields produce no food, Though the flock should be cut off from the fold And there be no cattle in the stalls,

Romans 8:35
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or distress or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?

2 Corinthians 1:8
We do not want you to be unaware, brothers, about the hardships we encountered in the province of Asia. We were under a burden far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life.

2 Corinthians 6:4
Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships, and calamities;

2 Corinthians 6:12
It is not our affection, but yours that is restrained.

2 Corinthians 7:5
For when we arrived in Macedonia, our bodies had no rest, but we were pressed from every direction--conflicts on the outside, fears within.

Galatians 4:20
how I wish I could be with you now and change my tone, because I am perplexed about you.
Treasury of Scripture

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

troubled.

2 Corinthians 1:8-10 For we would not, brothers, have you ignorant of our trouble which …

2 Corinthians 6:4 But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in …

2 Corinthians 7:5 For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but …

2 Corinthians 11:23-30 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labors …

yet.

2 Corinthians 4:16,17 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, …

2 Corinthians 12:10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, …

1 Samuel 28:15 And Samuel said to Saul, Why have you disquieted me, to bring me …

1 Samuel 30:6 And David was greatly distressed; for the people spoke of stoning …

Psalm 56:2,3 My enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight …

Proverbs 14:26 In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall …

Proverbs 18:10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runs into it, and is safe.

Romans 5:3-5 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that …

Romans 8:35-37 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, …

James 1:2-4 My brothers, count it all joy when you fall into divers temptations…

1 Peter 1:6,7 Wherein you greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, …

1 Peter 4:12-14 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is …

not in despair. or, not altogether without help, or means.

1 Samuel 31:4 Then said Saul to his armor bearer, Draw your sword, and thrust me …

Job 2:9,10 Then said his wife to him, Do you still retain your integrity? curse …

Psalm 37:33 The LORD will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged.

John 14:18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

1 Corinthians 10:13 There has no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but …

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