New International Version
known, yet regarded as unknown; dying, and yet we live on; beaten, and yet not killed;
King James Bible
As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;
Darby Bible Translation
as unknown, and well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as disciplined, and not put to death;
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;
2 Corinthians 6:9 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
As unknown - Persons who are to be suspected as harbouring dark designs; persons of neither birth, parentage, nor respectable connections in life;
And yet well known - Proved by our whole conduct to have no such designs, and demonstrated to be holy, upright, and useful, by the whole train of our peregrinations, through which we can be readily traced from place to place; having preached openly, and done nothing in a corner.
As dying - Through continual dangers, fatigues, and persecutions;
And, behold, we live - We are preserved by the mighty power of God in the greatest dangers and deaths.
As chastened - As though we were disobedient children;
And not killed - Though we continue in the very same line of conduct that is supposed to bring on us those chastisements, and which, if it were criminal, would justly expose us to death for incorrigible obstinacy; but our preservation is a proof that we please God.
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The LORD has chastened me severely, but he has not given me over to death.
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 uninformed, brothers and sisters, about the troubles we experienced in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself.
2 Corinthians 1:10
He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us,
2 Corinthians 4:11
For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus' sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body.
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