2 Corinthians 4:9
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English Standard Version
persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;

King James Bible
Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;

American Standard Version
pursued, yet not forsaken; smitten down, yet not destroyed;

Douay-Rheims Bible
We suffer persecution, but are not forsaken; we are cast down, but we perish not:

English Revised Version
pursued, yet not forsaken; smitten down, yet not destroyed;

Webster's Bible Translation
Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;

Weymouth New Testament
pursued, yet never left unsuccoured; struck to the ground, yet never slain;

2 Corinthians 4:9 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Persecuted - forsaken (διωκόμενοι - ἐγκαταλειπόμενοι)

Rev., for persecuted, pursued, the primary meaning of the verb, thus giving vividness to the figure. Forsaken, lit., left behind in (some evil plight). The figure is, pursued by enemies, but not left to their power: left in the lurch.

Cast down - destroyed (καταβαλλόμενοι - ἀπολλύμενοι)

This carries on the previous figure. Though the pursuers overtake and smite down, yet are we not killed. Rev., smitten down. In all these paradoxes the A.V. fails to bring out the metaphors.

2 Corinthians 4:9 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

but.

Psalm 9:10 And they that know your name will put their trust in you: for you, LORD, have not forsaken them that seek you.

Psalm 22:1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? why are you so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?

Psalm 37:25,28 I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread...

Isaiah 62:4 You shall no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall your land any more be termed Desolate: but you shall be called Hephzibah...

Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as you have: for he has said, I will never leave you...

cast.

2 Corinthians 7:6 Nevertheless God, that comforts those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus;

Job 5:17-19 Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects: therefore despise not you the chastening of the Almighty...

Job 22:29 When men are cast down, then you shall say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person.

Psalm 37:24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholds him with his hand.

Psalm 42:5,11 Why are you cast down, O my soul? and why are you disquieted in me? hope you in God...

Isaiah 43:2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you...

Cross References
Psalm 37:24
though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the LORD upholds his hand.

Psalm 129:2
"Greatly have they afflicted me from my youth, yet they have not prevailed against me.

Proverbs 24:16
for the righteous falls seven times and rises again, but the wicked stumble in times of calamity.

Micah 7:8
Rejoice not over me, O my enemy; when I fall, I shall rise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD will be a light to me.

Habakkuk 3:17
Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls,

John 15:20
Remember the word that I said to you: 'A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours.

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

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