2 Corinthians 4:12
New International Version
So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.

New Living Translation
So we live in the face of death, but this has resulted in eternal life for you.

English Standard Version
So death is at work in us, but life in you.

Berean Study Bible
So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.

Berean Literal Bible
So then, death works in us, but life in you.

King James Bible
So then death worketh in us, but life in you.

New King James Version
So then death is working in us, but life in you.

New American Standard Bible
So death works in us, but life in you.

NASB 1995
So death works in us, but life in you.

NASB 1977
So death works in us, but life in you.

Amplified Bible
So physical death is [actively] at work in us, but [spiritual] life [is actively at work] in you.

Christian Standard Bible
So then, death is at work in us, but life in you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So death works in us, but life in you.

American Standard Version
So then death worketh in us, but life in you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Now death labors in us and life in you.

Contemporary English Version
This means that death is working in us, but life is working in you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So then death worketh in us, but life in you.

English Revised Version
So then death worketh in us, but life in you.

Good News Translation
This means that death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.

International Standard Version
And so death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.

Literal Standard Version
so that, death indeed works in us, and life in you.

NET Bible
As a result, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.

New Heart English Bible
So then death works in us, but life in you.

Weymouth New Testament
Thus we are constantly dying, while you are in full enjoyment of Life.

World English Bible
So then death works in us, but life in you.

Young's Literal Translation
so that, the death indeed in us doth work, and the life in you.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Treasures in Jars of Clay
11For 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 body. 12So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you. 13And in keeping with what is written: “I believed, therefore I have spoken,” we who have the same spirit of faith also believe and therefore speak,…

Cross References
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 body.

2 Corinthians 4:13
And in keeping with what is written: "I believed, therefore I have spoken," we who have the same spirit of faith also believe and therefore speak,


Treasury of Scripture

So then death works in us, but life in you.

death.

2 Corinthians 12:15
And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.

2 Corinthians 13:9
For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are strong: and this also we wish, even your perfection.

Acts 20:24
But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.









(12) So then death worketh in us, but life in you.--"Life" is here clearly used in its higher spiritual sense, as in the preceding verse. We trace in the words something of the same pathos as in 1Corinthians 4:8-13, without the irony which is there perceptible. "You," he seems to say, "reap the fruit of my sufferings. The 'dying' is all my own; you know nothing of that conflict with pain and weakness; but the 'life' which is the result of that experience works in you as well as in me, and finds in you the chief sphere of its operation."

Verse 12. - So then. In accordance with what he has just said. Death worketh in us, but life in you. The life of us apostles is a constant death (Romans 8:36); but of this daily dying you reap the benefits; our dying is your living; our afflictions become to you a source of consolation and joy (2 Corinthians 1:6; Philippians 2:17).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
So then,
ὥστε (hōste)
Conjunction
Strong's 5620: So that, therefore, so then, so as to. From hos and te; so too, i.e. Thus therefore.

death
θάνατος (thanatos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2288: Death, physical or spiritual. From thnesko; death.

is at work
ἐνεργεῖται (energeitai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1754: From energes; to be active, efficient.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

us,
ἡμῖν (hēmin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 1st Person Plural
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

but
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

life [is at work]
ζωὴ (zōē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 2222: Life, both of physical (present) and of spiritual (particularly future) existence. From zao; life.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

you.
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.


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