2 Corinthians 4:9
New International Version
persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.

New Living Translation
We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed.

English Standard Version
persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;

Berean Study Bible
persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.

Berean Literal Bible
being persecuted but not being forsaken, being struck down but not being destroyed,

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

New King James Version
persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed—

New American Standard Bible
persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed;

NASB 1995
persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;

NASB 1977
persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;

Amplified Bible
hunted down and persecuted, but not deserted [to stand alone]; struck down, but never destroyed;

Christian Standard Bible
we are persecuted but not abandoned; we are struck down but not destroyed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
we are persecuted but not abandoned; we are struck down but not destroyed.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
We are persecuted, but we are not forsaken; We are cast down, but we are not defeated.

Contemporary English Version
In times of trouble, God is with us, and when we are knocked down, we get up again.

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;

Good News Translation
there are many enemies, but we are never without a friend; and though badly hurt at times, we are not destroyed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We're persecuted, but we're not abandoned. We're captured, but we're not killed.

International Standard Version
persecuted but not abandoned, struck down but not destroyed.

Literal Standard Version
persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;

NET Bible
we are persecuted, but not abandoned; we are knocked down, but not destroyed,

New Heart English Bible
pursued, yet not forsaken; struck down, yet not destroyed;

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

World English Bible
pursued, yet not forsaken; struck down, yet not destroyed;

Young's Literal Translation
persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Treasures in Jars of Clay
8We are hard pressed on all sides, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 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.…

Cross References
Psalm 37:24
Though he falls, he will not be overwhelmed, for the LORD is holding his hand.

Psalm 129:2
many a time they have persecuted me from my youth, but they have not prevailed against me.

Proverbs 24:16
For though a righteous man may fall seven times, he still gets up; but the wicked stumble in bad times.

Micah 7:8
Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will arise; though I sit in darkness, the LORD will be my light.

Habakkuk 3:17
Though the fig tree does not bud and no fruit is on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though the sheep are cut off from the fold and no cattle are in the stalls,

John 15:20
Remember the word that I spoke to you: 'No servant is greater than his master.' If they persecuted Me, they will persecute you as well; if they kept My word, they will keep yours as well.

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 Timothy 3:12
Indeed, all who desire to live godly lives in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,

Hebrews 13:5
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, for God has said: "Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you."


Treasury of Scripture

Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;

but.

Psalm 9:10
And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

Psalm 22:1
To the chief Musician upon Aijeleth Shahar, A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou 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…

cast.

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

Job 5:17-19
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: …

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









(9) Persecuted, but not forsaken.--Better, perhaps, as expressing in both terms of the clause the condition of a soldier on the field of battle, pursued, yet not abandoned. The next clause is again distinctly military, or, perhaps, agonistic: stricken down (as the soldier by some dart or javelin), yet not perishing. In the "faint, yet pursuing," of Judges 8:4, we have an antithesis of the same kind in a narrative of actual warfare.

Verse 9. - Not forsaken. St. Paul, like the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews, knew by blessed experience the truth of the promise, "I will never leave thee nor forsake thee" (Hebrews 13:5, 6). Cast down. Flung to the ground, as in some lost battle; yet not doomed, not "perishing." "Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down, for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand" (Psalm 37:24).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
persecuted,
διωκόμενοι (diōkomenoi)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 1377: To pursue, hence: I persecute. A prolonged form of a primary verb dio; to pursue; by implication, to persecute.

but
ἀλλ’ (all’)
Conjunction
Strong's 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

not
οὐκ (ouk)
Adverb
Strong's 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

forsaken;
ἐγκαταλειπόμενοι (enkataleipomenoi)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 1459: From en and kataleipo; to leave behind in some place, i.e. let remain over, or to desert.

struck down,
καταβαλλόμενοι (kataballomenoi)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 2598: (a) mid: I lay, of a foundation, (b) met: I cast down, prostrate. From kata and ballo; to throw down.

but
ἀλλ’ (all’)
Conjunction
Strong's 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

not
οὐκ (ouk)
Adverb
Strong's 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

destroyed.
ἀπολλύμενοι (apollymenoi)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 622: From apo and the base of olethros; to destroy fully, literally or figuratively.


Jump to Previous
Abandoned Attacked Cast Cruelly Destroyed Forsaken Ground Help Hope Low Persecuted Pursued Slain Smitten Struck
Jump to Next
Abandoned Attacked Cast Cruelly Destroyed Forsaken Ground Help Hope Low Persecuted Pursued Slain Smitten Struck
Links
2 Corinthians 4:9 NIV
2 Corinthians 4:9 NLT
2 Corinthians 4:9 ESV
2 Corinthians 4:9 NASB
2 Corinthians 4:9 KJV

2 Corinthians 4:9 BibleApps.com
2 Corinthians 4:9 Biblia Paralela
2 Corinthians 4:9 Chinese Bible
2 Corinthians 4:9 French Bible
2 Corinthians 4:9 Clyx Quotations

NT Letters: 2 Corinthians 4:9 Pursued yet not forsaken (2 Cor. 2C iiC 2Cor ii cor iicor)
2 Corinthians 4:8
Top of Page
Top of Page