2 Corinthians 4:8
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English Standard Version
We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair;

King James Bible
We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

American Standard Version
we are pressed on every side, yet not straitened; perplexed, yet not unto despair;

Douay-Rheims Bible
In all things we suffer tribulation, but are not distressed; we are straitened, but are not destitute;

English Revised Version
we are pressed on every side, yet not straitened; perplexed, yet not unto despair;

Webster's Bible Translation
We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

Weymouth New Testament
We are hard pressed, yet never in absolute distress; perplexed, yet never utterly baffled;

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Vincent's Word Studies

Troubled (θλιβόμενοι)

See on tribulation, Matthew 13:21. The verb also has the meaning of to straiten, contract, as Matthew 7:14, where τεθλιμμένη, A.V. narrow, is properly rendered by Rev. straitened.

Distressed (στενοχωρούμενοι)

Only here and 2 Corinthians 6:12. From στενός narrow, and χῶρος a space. Hence cramped. The A.V. gives no suggestion of the figurative paradox. We are pressed closely, yet not cramped. Rev., pressed on every side, yet not straitened.

Perplexed (ἀπορούμενοι)

From ἀ not, and πόρος a passage. Lit., to be unable to find a way out.

In despair (ἐξαπορούμενοι)

Rev., very neatly, rendered unto despair. The word expresses an advance of thought on perplexed, yet on the same line. We are perplexed, but not utterly perplexed. The play between the Greek words cannot be rendered.

2 Corinthians 4:8 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

troubled.

2 Corinthians 1:8-10 For we would not, brothers, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure...

2 Corinthians 6:4 But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,

2 Corinthians 7:5 For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fights...

2 Corinthians 11:23-30 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labors more abundant, in stripes above measure...

yet.

2 Corinthians 4:16,17 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day...

2 Corinthians 12:10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake...

1 Samuel 28:15 And Samuel said to Saul, Why have you disquieted me, to bring me up? And Saul answered, I am sore distressed...

1 Samuel 30:6 And David was greatly distressed; for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved...

Psalm 56:2,3 My enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O you most High...

Proverbs 14:26 In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.

Proverbs 18:10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runs into it, and is safe.

Romans 5:3-5 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation works patience...

Romans 8:35-37 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril...

James 1:2-4 My brothers, count it all joy when you fall into divers temptations...

1 Peter 1:6,7 Wherein you greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, you are in heaviness through manifold temptations...

1 Peter 4:12-14 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you...

not in despair. or, not altogether without help, or means.

1 Samuel 31:4 Then said Saul to his armor bearer, Draw your sword, and thrust me through therewith...

Job 2:9,10 Then said his wife to him, Do you still retain your integrity? curse God, and die...

Psalm 37:33 The LORD will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged.

John 14:18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

1 Corinthians 10:13 There has no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful...

Cross References
Psalm 129:2
"Greatly have they afflicted me from my youth, yet they have not prevailed against me.

Isaiah 40:31
but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

Habakkuk 3:17
Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls,

Romans 8:35
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?

2 Corinthians 1:8
For we do not want you to be unaware, brothers, of the affliction we experienced in Asia. For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself.

2 Corinthians 6:4
but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: by great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities,

2 Corinthians 6:12
You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted in your own affections.

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