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2 Corinthians 4:4-6 New King James Version (NKJV)

whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them. For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus’ sake. For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

2 Corinthians 4:4-6 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

in whose case the god of this [a]world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that [b]they will not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants [c]on account of Jesus. For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Corinthians 4:4 Lit age
  2. 2 Corinthians 4:4 Or the light...image of God, will not shine upon them
  3. 2 Corinthians 4:5 Two early mss through Jesus
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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2 Corinthians 4:4-6 Amplified Bible (AMP)

among them the god of this world [Satan] has blinded the minds of the unbelieving to prevent them from seeing the illuminating light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves [merely] as your bond-servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give us the Light of the knowledge of the glory and majesty of God [clearly revealed] in the face of Christ.

Amplified Bible (AMP)

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2 Corinthians 4:4-6 New International Version (NIV)

The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,”[a] made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Corinthians 4:6 Gen. 1:3
New International Version (NIV)

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2 Corinthians 4:4-6 King James Version (KJV)

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.

For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

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.

John 1:5 New King James Version (NKJV)

And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not [a]comprehend it.

Footnotes:

  1. John 1:5 Or overcome
New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

John 1:5 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

And the Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not [a]grasp it.

Footnotes:

  1. John 1:5 Or overpower
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1960, 1971, 1977, 1995, 2020 by The Lockman Foundation. All rights reserved.

John 1:5 Amplified Bible (AMP)

The Light shines on in the [a]darkness, and the darkness did not understand it or overpower it or appropriate it or absorb it [and is unreceptive to it].

Footnotes:

  1. John 1:5 I.e. the world immersed in sin: all that stands in opposition to God and biblical truth.
Amplified Bible (AMP)

Copyright © 2015 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, CA 90631. All rights reserved.

John 1:5 New International Version (NIV)

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome[a] it.

Footnotes:

  1. John 1:5 Or understood
New International Version (NIV)

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John 1:5 King James Version (KJV)

And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

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