2 Corinthians 10:4
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English Standard Version
For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.

King James Bible
(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,

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.

2 Corinthians 10:4 Parallel
Commentary
Vincent's Word Studies

Carnal

Rev., better, of the flesh, thus preserving the play on the words. The idea of weakness attaches to that of fleshliness. See on σάρξ flesh, sec. 4, Romans 7:5.

Through God (τῷ Θεῷ)

Lit., mighty unto God, in God's sight. See on exceeding fair, Acts 7:20. Rev., before God.

Pulling down (καθαίρεσιν)

Only in this epistle. Compare Luke 1:52. Also used of taking down pride, or refuting arguments.

Of strongholds (ὀχυρωμάτων)

Only here in the New Testament. From ἔχω to hold, so that holds is an accurate rendering. Compare keep, a dungeon. The word is not common in classical Greek, but occurs frequently in the Apocrypha. In its use here there may lie a reminiscence of the rock-forts on the coast of Paul's native Cilicia, which were pulled down by the Romans in their attacks on the Cilician pirates. Pompey inflicted a crushing defeat upon their navy off the rocky stronghold of Coracesium on the confines of Cilicia and Pisidia.

2 Corinthians 10:4 Parallel Commentaries

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the weapons.

2 Corinthians 6:7 By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,

Romans 6:13 Neither yield you your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin: but yield yourselves to God...

*marg:

Romans 13:12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.

Ephesians 6:13-18 Why take to you the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand...

1 Thessalonians 5:8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.

our.

1 Timothy 1:18 This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on you...

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 ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;

2 Corinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

2 Corinthians 13:3,4 Since you seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to you-ward is not weak, but is mighty in you...

Judges 7:13-23 And when Gideon was come, behold, there was a man that told a dream to his fellow, and said, Behold, I dreamed a dream, and...

Judges 15:14-16 And when he came to Lehi, the Philistines shouted against him: and the Spirit of the LORD came mightily on him...

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

Psalm 110:2 The LORD shall send the rod of your strength out of Zion: rule you in the middle of your enemies.

Isaiah 41:14-16 Fear not, you worm Jacob, and you men of Israel; I will help you, said the LORD, and your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel...

Zechariah 4:6,7 Then he answered and spoke to me, saying, This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power...

Acts 7:22 And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds.

1 Corinthians 1:18-24 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but to us which are saved it is the power of God...

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 is not weak, but is mighty in you.

Hebrews 11:32,33 And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also...

through God. or, to God. to the.

Joshua 6:20 So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet...

Isaiah 30:25 And there shall be on every high mountain, and on every high hill, rivers and streams of waters in the day of the great slaughter...

Jeremiah 1:10 See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down...

Hebrews 11:30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days.

Cross References
Jeremiah 1:10
See, I have set you this day over nations and over 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 that breaks the rock in pieces?

Romans 13:12
The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works 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 without eating any of its fruit? Or who tends a flock without getting some of the milk?

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

2 Corinthians 10:8
For even if I boast a little too much of our authority, which the Lord gave for building you up and not for destroying you, I will not be ashamed.

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

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