2 Corinthians 4:7
Good News Translation
Yet we who have this spiritual treasure are like common clay pots, in order to show that the supreme power belongs to God, not to us.

Contemporary English Version
We are like clay jars in which this treasure is stored. The real power comes from God and not from us.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency may be of the power of God and not of us.

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But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency may be of the power of God and not of us.

this.

2 Corinthians 4:1 Therefore seeing we have this ministration, according as we have obtained mercy, we faint not.

2 Corinthians 6:10 As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing: as needy, yet enriching many: as having nothing and possessing all things.

Matthew 13:44,52 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a treasure hidden in a field. Which a man having found, hid it, and for joy thereof goeth, and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. . . .

Ephesians 3:8 To me, the least of all the saints, is given this grace, to preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ:

Colossians 1:27 To whom God would make known the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ, in you the hope of glory.

Colossians 2:3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

in.

2 Corinthians 5:1 For we know, if our earthly house of this habitation be dissolved, that we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in heaven.

2 Corinthians 10:10 (For his epistles indeed, say they, are weighty and strong; but his bodily presence is weak and his speech contemptible):

Judges 7:13,14,16-20 And when Gedeon was come, one told his neighbour a dream: and in this manner related what he had seen: I dreamt a dream, and it seemed to me as if a hearth cake of barley bread rolled and came down into the camp of Madian: and when it was come to a tent, it struck it, and beat it down flat to the ground. . . .

Lamentations 4:2 Beth. The noble sons of Sion, and they that were clothed with the best gold: how are they esteemed as earthen vessels, the work of the potter's hands?

1 Corinthians 1:28 And the base things of the world and the things that are contemptible, hath God chosen: and things that are not, that he might bring to nought things that are:

1 Corinthians 4:9-13 For I think that God hath set forth us apostles, the last, as it were men appointed to death. We are made a spectacle to the world and to angels and to men. . . .

Galatians 4:13,14 And you know how, through infirmity of the flesh, I preached the gospel to you heretofore: and your temptation in my flesh . . .

2 Timothy 2:20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth: and some indeed unto honour, but some unto dishonour.

that.

2 Corinthians 3:5,6 Not that we are sufficient to think any thing of ourselves, as of ourselves: but our sufficiency is from God. . . .

2 Corinthians 12:7-9 And lest the greatness of the revelations should exalt me, there was given me a sting of my flesh, an angel of Satan, to buffet me. . . .

2 Corinthians 13:4 For although he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in him: but we shall live with him by the power of God towards you.

1 Corinthians 2:3-5 And I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling. . . .

Ephesians 1:19,20 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power towards us, who believe according to the operation of the might of his power, . . .

Ephesians 2:5,8,9 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together in Christ (by whose grace you are saved) . . .

Colossians 2:12 Buried with him in baptism: in whom also you are risen again by the faith of the operation of God who hath raised him up from the dead.

1 Thessalonians 1:5 For our gospel hath not been unto you in word only, but in power also: and in the Holy Ghost and in much fulness, as you know what manner of men we have been among you for your sakes.

Context
Treasures in Jars of Clay
6For 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 Christ Jesus. 7But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency may be of the power of God and not of us. 8In all things we suffer tribulation: but are not distressed. We are straitened: but are not destitute.…
Cross References
Judges 7:2
And the Lord said to Gedeon: The people that are with thee are many, and Madian shall not be delivered into their hands: lest Israel should glory against me, and say: I was delivered by my own strength.

Job 4:19
How much more shall they that dwell in houses of clay, who have an earthly foundation, be consumed as with the moth?

Job 10:9
Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made me as the clay, and thou wilt bring me into dust

Job 33:6
Behold God hath made me as well as thee, and of the same clay I also was formed.

Lamentations 4:2
Beth. The noble sons of Sion, and they that were clothed with the best gold: how are they esteemed as earthen vessels, the work of the potter's hands?

John 16:33
These things I have spoken to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you shall have distress. But have confidence. I have overcome the world.

1 Corinthians 2:5
That your faith might not stand on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God.

2 Corinthians 5:1
For we know, if our earthly house of this habitation be dissolved, that we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in heaven.

1 Thessalonians 4:4
That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour,

2 Timothy 2:20
But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth: and some indeed unto honour, but some unto dishonour.

Additional Translations
Now we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this surpassingly great power is from God and not from us.

Now we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassingness of the power may be from God, and not from us,

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the exceeding greatness of the power may be of God, and not from ourselves;

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassingness of the power may be of God, and not from us:

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the exceeding greatness of the power may be of God, and not from ourselves;

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God, and not from us.

But we have this treasure in a fragile vase of clay, in order that the surpassing greatness of the power may be seen to belong to God, and not to originate in us.

But we have this treasure in clay vessels, that the exceeding greatness of the power may be of God, and not from ourselves.

And we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us;
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