THE BIBLE - KING JAMES VERSION - BOOK 47
THE BIBLE - KING JAMES VERSION - BOOK 47
Book 47 2 Corinthians
47:001:001 Paul an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God and
Timothy our brother unto the church of God which is at
Corinth with all the saints which are in all Achaia:
47:001:002 Grace be to you and peace from God our Father and from the
Lord Jesus Christ.
47:001:003 Blessed be God even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ the
Father of mercies and the God of all comfort;
47:001:004 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation that we may be able
to comfort them which are in any trouble by the comfort
wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
47:001:005 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us so our
consolation also aboundeth by Christ.
47:001:006 And whether we be afflicted it is for your consolation and
salvation which is effectual in the enduring of the same
sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted
it is for your consolation and salvation.
47:001:007 And our hope of you is stedfast knowing that as ye are
partakers of the sufferings so shall ye be also of the
47:001:008 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:
47:001:009 But we had the sentence of death in ourselves that we should
not trust in ourselves but in God which raiseth the dead:
47:001:010 Who delivered us from so great a death and doth deliver: in
whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;
47:001:011 Ye also helping together by prayer for us that for the gift
bestowed upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be
given by many on our behalf.
47:001:012 For our rejoicing is this the testimony of our conscience
that in simplicity and godly sincerity not with fleshly
wisdom but by the grace of God we have had our conversation
in the world and more abundantly to you-ward.
47:001:013 For we write none other things unto you than what ye read or
acknowledge; and I trust ye shall acknowledge even to the end;
47:001:014 As also ye have acknowledged us in part that we are your
rejoicing even as ye also are our's in the day of the Lord
47:001:015 And in this confidence I was minded to come unto you before
that ye might have a second benefit;
47:001:016 And to pass by you into Macedonia and to come again out of
Macedonia unto you and of you to be brought on my way toward
47:001:017 When I therefore was thus minded did I use lightness? or the
things that I purpose do I purpose according to the flesh
that with me there should be yea yea and nay nay?
47:001:018 But as God is true our word toward you was not yea and nay.
47:001:019 For the Son of God Jesus Christ who was preached among you
by us even by me and Silvanus and Timotheus was not yea and
nay but in him was yea.
47:001:020 For all the promises of God in him are yea and in him Amen
unto the glory of God by us.
47:001:021 Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ and hath
anointed us is God;
47:001:022 Who hath also sealed us and given the earnest of the Spirit
in our hearts.
47:001:023 Moreover I call God for a record upon my soul that to spare
you I came not as yet unto Corinth.
47:001:024 Not for that we have dominion over your faith but are helpers
of your joy: for by faith ye stand.
47:002:001 But I determined this with myself that I would not come again
to you in heaviness.
47:002:002 For if I make you sorry who is he then that maketh me glad
but the same which is made sorry by me?
47:002:003 And I wrote this same unto you lest when I came I should
have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having
confidence in you all that my joy is the joy of you all.
47:002:004 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto
you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved but that
ye might know the love which I have more abundantly unto you.
47:002:005 But if any have caused grief he hath not grieved me but in
part: that I may not overcharge you all.
47:002:006 Sufficient to such a man is this punishment which was
inflicted of many.
47:002:007 So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him and
comfort him lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up
with overmuch sorrow.
47:002:008 Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm your love toward
47:002:009 For to this end also did I write that I might know the proof
of you whether ye be obedient in all things.
47:002:010 To whom ye forgive any thing I forgive also: for if I forgave
any thing to whom I forgave it for your sakes forgave I it
in the person of Christ;
47:002:011 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not
ignorant of his devices.
47:002:012 Furthermore when I came to Troas to preach Christ's gospel
and a door was opened unto me of the Lord
47:002:013 I had no rest in my spirit because I found not Titus my
brother: but taking my leave of them I went from thence into
47:002:014 Now thanks be unto God which always causeth us to triumph in
Christ and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us
in every place.
47:002:015 For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ in them that are
saved and in them that perish:
47:002:016 To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the
other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for
47:002:017 For we are not as many which corrupt the word of God: but as
of sincerity but as of God in the sight of God speak we in
47:003:001 Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we as some
others epistles of commendation to you or letters of
commendation from you?
47:003:002 Ye are our epistle written in our hearts known and read of
47:003:003 Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of
Christ ministered by us written not with ink but with the
Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone but in
fleshy tables of the heart.
47:003:004 And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward:
47:003:005 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as
of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;
47:003:006 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not
of the letter but of the spirit: for the letter killeth but
the spirit giveth life.
47:003:007 But if the ministration of death written and engraven in
stones was glorious so that the children of Israel could not
stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his
countenance; which glory was to be done away:
47:003:008 How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather
47:003:009 For if the ministration of condemnation be glory much more
doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.
47:003:010 For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this
respect by reason of the glory that excelleth.
47:003:011 For if that which is done away was glorious much more that
which remaineth is glorious.
47:003:012 Seeing then that we have such hope we use great plainness of
47:003:013 And not as Moses which put a vail over his face that the
children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of
that which is abolished:
47:003:014 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the
same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament;
which vail is done away in Christ.
47:003:015 But even unto this day when Moses is read the vail is upon
47:003:016 Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord the vail shall be
47:003:017 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord
is there is liberty.
47:003:018 But we all with open face beholding as in a glass the glory
of the Lord are changed into the same image from glory to
glory even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
47:004:001 Therefore seeing we have this ministry as we have received
mercy we faint not;
47:004:002 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.
47:004:003 But if our gospel be hid it is hid to them that are lost:
47:004:004 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them
which believe not lest the light of the glorious gospel of
Christ who is the image of God should shine unto them.
47:004:005 For we preach not ourselves but Christ Jesus the Lord; and
ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.
47:004:006 For God who commanded the light to shine out of darkness
hath shined in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge
of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
47:004:007 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels that the
excellency of the power may be of God and not of us.
47:004:008 We are troubled on every side yet not distressed; we are
perplexed but not in despair;
47:004:009 Persecuted but not forsaken; cast down but not destroyed;
47:004:010 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus
that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our
47:004:011 For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus'
sake that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in
our mortal flesh.
47:004:012 So then death worketh in us but life in you.
47:004:013 We having the same spirit of faith according as it is
written I believed and therefore have I spoken; we also
believe and therefore speak;
47:004:014 Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up
us also by Jesus and shall present us with you.
47:004:015 For all things are for your sakes that the abundant grace
might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of
47:004:016 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man
perish yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
47:004:017 For our light affliction which is but for a moment worketh
for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
47:004:018 While we look not at the things which are seen but at the
things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are
temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
47:005:001 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were
dissolved we have a building of God an house not made with
hands eternal in the heavens.
47:005:002 For in this we groan earnestly desiring to be clothed upon
with our house which is from heaven:
47:005:003 If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.
47:005:004 For we that are in this tabernacle do groan being burdened:
not for that we would be unclothed but clothed upon that
mortality might be swallowed up of life.
47:005:005 Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God who
also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.
47:005:006 Therefore we are always confident knowing that whilst we are
at home in the body we are absent from the Lord:
47:005:007 (For we walk by faith not by sight:)
47:005:008 We are confident I say and willing rather to be absent from
the body and to be present with the Lord.
47:005:009 Wherefore we labour that whether present or absent we may
be accepted of him.
47:005:010 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ;
that every one may receive the things done in his body
according to that he hath done whether it be good or bad.
47:005:011 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.
47:005:012 For we commend not ourselves again unto you but give you
occasion to glory on our behalf that ye may have somewhat to
answer them which glory in appearance and not in heart.
47:005:013 For whether we be beside ourselves it is to God: or whether
we be sober it is for your cause.
47:005:014 For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge
that if one died for all then were all dead:
47:005:015 And that he died for all that they which live should not
henceforth live unto themselves but unto him which died for
them and rose again.
47:005:016 Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea
though we have known Christ after the flesh yet now
henceforth know we him no more.
47:005:017 Therefore if any man be in Christ he is a new creature: old
things are passed away; behold all things are become new.
47:005:018 And all things are of God who hath reconciled us to himself
by Jesus Christ and hath given to us the ministry of
47:005:019 To wit that God was in Christ reconciling the world unto
himself not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath
committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
47:005:020 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ as though God did
beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead be ye
reconciled to God.
47:005:021 For he hath made him to be sin for us who knew no sin; that
we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
47:006:001 We then as workers together with him beseech you also that
ye receive not the grace of God in vain.
47:006:002 (For he saith I have heard thee in a time accepted and in
the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold now is the
accepted time; behold now is the day of salvation.)
47:006:003 Giving no offence in any thing that the ministry be not
47:006:004 But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God
in much patience in afflictions in necessities in
47:006:005 In stripes in imprisonments in tumults in labours in
watchings in fastings;
47:006:006 By pureness by knowledge by longsuffering by kindness by
the Holy Ghost by love unfeigned
47:006:007 By the word of truth by the power of God by the armour of
righteousness on the right hand and on the left
47:006:008 By honour and dishonour by evil report and good report: as
deceivers and yet true;
47:006:009 As unknown and yet well known; as dying and behold we
live; as chastened and not killed;
47:006:010 As sorrowful yet alway rejoicing; as poor yet making many
rich; as having nothing and yet possessing all things.
47:006:011 O ye Corinthians our mouth is open unto you our heart is
47:006:012 Ye are not straitened in us but ye are straitened in your own
47:006:013 Now for a recompence in the same (I speak as unto my
children) be ye also enlarged.
47:006:014 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what
fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what
communion hath light with darkness?
47:006:015 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he
that believeth with an infidel?
47:006:016 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye
are the temple of the living God; as God hath said I will
dwell in them and walk in them; and I will be their God and
they shall be my people.
47:006:017 Wherefore come out from among them and be ye separate saith
the Lord and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive
47:006:018 And will be a Father unto you and ye shall be my sons and
daughters saith the Lord Almighty.
47:007:001 Having therefore these promises dearly beloved let us
cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit
perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
47:007:002 Receive us; we have wronged no man we have corrupted no man
we have defrauded no man.
47:007:003 I speak not this to condemn you: for I have said before that
ye are in our hearts to die and live with you.
47:007:004 Great is my boldness of speech toward you great is my
glorying of you: I am filled with comfort I am exceeding
joyful in all our tribulation.
47:007:005 For when we were come into Macedonia our flesh had no rest
but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings
within were fears.
47:007:006 Nevertheless God that comforteth those that are cast down
comforted us by the coming of Titus;
47:007:007 And not by his coming only but by the consolation wherewith
he was comforted in you when he told us your earnest desire
your mourning your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced
47:007:008 For though I made you sorry with a letter I do not repent
though I did repent: for I perceive that the same epistle hath
made you sorry though it were but for a season.
47:007:009 Now I rejoice not that ye were made sorry but that ye
sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly
manner that ye might receive damage by us in nothing.
47:007:010 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be
repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.
47:007:011 For behold this selfsame thing that ye sorrowed after a godly
sort what carefulness it wrought in you yea what clearing
of yourselves yea what indignation yea what fear yea
what vehement desire yea what zeal yea what revenge! In
all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this
47:007:012 Wherefore though I wrote unto you I did it not for his cause
that had done the wrong nor for his cause that suffered
wrong but that our care for you in the sight of God might