2 Corinthians 6:9
New International Version
known, yet regarded as unknown; dying, and yet we live on; beaten, and yet not killed;

New Living Translation
We are ignored, even though we are well known. We live close to death, but we are still alive. We have been beaten, but we have not been killed.

English Standard Version
as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as punished, and yet not killed;

Berean Study Bible
as unknown, yet well-known; dying, and yet we live on; punished, yet not killed;

Berean Literal Bible
as being unknown and yet being well-known; as dying and yet, behold, we live; as being punished and yet not being killed;

New American Standard Bible
as unknown yet well-known, as dying yet behold, we live; as punished yet not put to death,

King James Bible
As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;

Christian Standard Bible
as unknown, yet recognized; as dying, yet see--we live; as being disciplined, yet not killed;

Contemporary English Version
We are unknown to others, but well known to you. We seem to be dying, and yet we are still alive. We have been punished, but never killed,

Good News Translation
as unknown, yet we are known by all; as though we were dead, but, as you see, we live on. Although punished, we are not killed;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
as unknown yet recognized; as dying and look--we live; as being disciplined yet not killed;

International Standard Version
as unknown and yet well-known, as dying and yet—as you see—very much alive, as punished and yet not killed,

NET Bible
as unknown, and yet well-known; as dying and yet--see!--we continue to live; as those who are scourged and yet not executed;

New Heart English Bible
as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and look, we live; as punished, and not killed;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
As if unknown and we are known, as if we are dying, and behold, we live, as if we are punished and we are not dying,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
as unknown although we are well-known, as dying although, as you see, we go on living. We are punished, but we are not killed.

New American Standard 1977
as unknown yet well-known, as dying yet behold, we live; as punished yet not put to death,

Jubilee Bible 2000
as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, but, behold, we live; as chastened, but not killed;

King James 2000 Bible
As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;

American King James Version
As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;

American Standard Version
as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;

Douay-Rheims Bible
As dying, and behold we live; as chastised, and not killed;

Darby Bible Translation
as unknown, and well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as disciplined, and not put to death;

English Revised Version
as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;

Webster's Bible Translation
As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;

Weymouth New Testament
as obscure persons, and yet are well known; as on the point of death, and yet, strange to tell, we live; as under God's discipline, and yet we are not deprived of life;

World English Bible
as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as punished, and not killed;

Young's Literal Translation
as unknown, and recognized; as dying, and lo, we live; as chastened, and not put to death;
Study Bible
Paul's Hardships and God's Grace
8through glory and dishonor, slander and praise; viewed as imposters, yet genuine; 9as unknown, yet well-known; dying, and yet we live on; punished, yet not killed; 10sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.…
Cross References
Psalm 118:18
The LORD disciplined me severely, but He has not given me over to death.

Romans 8:36
As it is written: "For Your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered."

2 Corinthians 1:8
We do not want you to be unaware, brothers, of 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 1:10
He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and He will deliver us. In Him we have placed our hope that He will yet again deliver us,

2 Corinthians 4:11
For we who are alive are always consigned to death for Jesus' sake, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our mortal bodies.

Treasury of Scripture

As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;

unknown.

Acts 17:18
Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler say? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection.

Acts 21:37,38
And as Paul was to be led into the castle, he said unto the chief captain, May I speak unto thee? Who said, Canst thou speak Greek? …

Acts 25:14,15,19,26
And when they had been there many days, Festus declared Paul's cause unto the king, saying, There is a certain man left in bonds by Felix: …

well.

2 Corinthians 4:2
But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

2 Corinthians 5:11
Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.

2 Corinthians 11:6
But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have been throughly made manifest among you in all things.

behold.

2 Corinthians 1:8-10
For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life: …

2 Corinthians 4:10,11
Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body…

Romans 8:36
As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

as chastened.

Psalm 118:17,18
I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD…

1 Corinthians 11:32
But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.







Lexicon
as
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

unknown,
ἀγνοούμενοι (agnooumenoi)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 50: To do not know, be ignorant of, sometimes with the idea of willful ignorance.

yet
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

well-known;
ἐπιγινωσκόμενοι (epiginōskomenoi)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1921: From epi and ginosko; to know upon some mark, i.e. Recognize; by implication, to become fully acquainted with, to acknowledge.

dying,
ἀποθνήσκοντες (apothnēskontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 599: To be dying, be about to die, wither, decay. From apo and thnesko; to die off.

and yet
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

we live on;
ζῶμεν (zōmen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2198: To live, be alive. A primary verb; to live.

punished,
παιδευόμενοι (paideuomenoi)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3811: From pais; to train up a child, i.e. Educate, or, discipline.

yet
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

not killed;
θανατούμενοι (thanatoumenoi)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2289: To put to death, subdue; pass: To be in danger of death, be dead to, be rid of, be parted from. From thanatos to kill.
(9) As unknown, and yet well known.--In the absence of fuller information as to what disparaging language had been used in reference to St. Paul, it is not easy to appreciate the precise force of the words thus used. Possibly, he had been spoken of as a man of "unknown" or obscure antecedents, and his answer to that taunt is, as in 2Corinthians 1:13-14, that where he was known at all he was recognised as being what indeed he was. He could show even to them, to some of them at least, whether it were not so. In "dying, and, behold, we live" we may trace a reference partly to the "sentence of death" which had, as it were, been passed upon him (2Corinthians 1:9), partly to the malignant exultation with which that fact had been received, or was likely, he thought, to be received by those who hated him. We can picture them as saying, "His course will soon be over; he will not trouble us long;" and his answer to that imagined sneer is that he is still in full energy. What has befallen him has been a chastening and a discipline, but he is not yet, as they fondly thought, "killed" and delivered over unto death.

Verse 9. - As unknown; literally, as being ignored; as those whom no one cares to recognize. And yet well known. "And becoming fully recognized." "Recognized" by God (1 Corinthians 13:12), and ultimately by all good men (2 Corinthians 11:6), though they might be contemptuously ignored by men. As dying (2 Corinthians 1:9; 2 Corinthians 4:10, 11). Behold. The word calls attention to what seemed like a daily miracle. The paradox of the Greek tragedian -

"Who knows if life be death, and death be life?" which seemed so supremely amusing to Aristophanes and the wits of Athens, became a familiar fact to the early Christians (Romans 8:36; 1 Corinthians 15:31; Ephesians 2:5, 6; Colossians 2:13, etc.). As chastened. The daily Divine education of suffering (Psalm 118:18). 6:1-10 The gospel is a word of grace sounding in our ears. The gospel day is a day of salvation, the means of grace the means of salvation, the offers of the gospel the offers of salvation, and the present time the proper time to accept these offers. The morrow is none of ours: we know not what will be on the morrow, nor where we shall be. We now enjoy a day of grace; then let all be careful not to neglect it. Ministers of the gospel should look upon themselves as God's servants, and act in every thing suitably to that character. The apostle did so, by much patience in afflictions, by acting from good principles, and by due temper and behaviour. Believers, in this world, need the grace of God, to arm them against temptations, so as to bear the good report of men without pride; and so as to bear their reproaches with patience. They have nothing in themselves, but possess all things in Christ. Of such differences is a Christian's life made up, and through such a variety of conditions and reports, is our way to heaven; and we should be careful in all things to approve ourselves to God. The gospel, when faithfully preached, and fully received, betters the condition even of the poorest. They save what before they riotously spent, and diligently employ their time to useful purposes. They save and gain by religion, and thus are made rich, both for the world to come and for this, when compared with their sinful, profligate state, before they received the gospel.
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