2 Corinthians 6:5

5 in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger;

2 Corinthians 6:5 in Other Translations

5 In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;
5 beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger;
5 We have been beaten, been put in prison, faced angry mobs, worked to exhaustion, endured sleepless nights, and gone without food.
5 when we're beaten up, jailed, and mobbed; working hard, working late, working without eating;
5 by beatings, by imprisonments, by riots, by labors, by sleepless nights, by times of hunger,

2 Corinthians 6:5 Meaning and Commentary

2 Corinthians 6:5

In stripes
As the Apostle Paul particularly was, who was thrice beaten with rods, and five times scourged by the Jews with the scourge of forty stripes save one.

In imprisonments;
under which are included bonds, in which they often were for the Gospel of Christ:

in tumults;
and uproars of the people, when their lives were frequently in imminent danger: or "in tossings to and fro"; being drove from place to place through the fury of their enemies;

in labours;
in a laborious ministry of the word, and administration of ordinances; or by labouring with their own hands to supply their necessities:

in watchings;
being obliged to work night and day at their hand labour, and in preaching, praying, and singing psalms; which exercises they were often employed in at midnight:

in fastings;
by which are meant not voluntary, but involuntary ones, through want of food to eat.

2 Corinthians 6:5 In-Context

3 We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will not be discredited.
4 Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses;
5 in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger;
6 in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love;
7 in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left;

Cross References 2

  • 1. Acts 16:23; 2 Corinthians 11:23-25
  • 2. 1 Corinthians 4:11
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