2 Corinthians 4:5
Good News Translation
For it is not ourselves that we preach; we preach Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake.

New Revised Standard Version
For we do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake.

Contemporary English Version
We are not preaching about ourselves. Our message is that Jesus Christ is Lord. He also sent us to be your servants.

New American Bible
For we do not preach ourselves but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your slaves for the sake of Jesus.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For we preach not ourselves, but Jesus Christ our Lord: and ourselves your servants through Jesus.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For we preach not ourselves, but Jesus Christ our Lord: and ourselves your servants through Jesus.


Matthew 3:11 I indeed baptize you in water unto penance, but he that shall come after me, is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you in the Holy Ghost and fire.

John 1:21-23 And they asked him: What then? Art thou Elias? And he said: I am not. Art thou the prophet? And he answered: No. . . .

John 3:27-31 John answered and said: A man cannot receive any thing, unless it be given him from heaven. . . .

John 7:18 He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh the glory of him that sent him, he is true and there is no injustice in him.

Acts 3:12,13 But Peter seeing, made answer to the people: Ye men of Israel, why wonder you at this? Or why look you upon us, as if by our strength or power we had made this man to walk? . . .

Acts 8:9,10 There was therefore great joy in that city. Now there was a certain man named Simon who before had been a magician in that city, seducing the people of Samaria, giving out that he was some great one: . . .

Acts 10:25,26 And it came to pass that when Peter was come in, Cornelius came to meet him and falling at his feet adored. . . .

Acts 14:11-15 And when the multitudes had seen what Paul had done, they lifted up their voice in the Lycaonian tongue, saying: The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men. . . .

Romans 15:17,18 I have therefore glory in Christ Jesus towards God. . . .

1 Corinthians 1:13-15,23 Is Christ divided? Was Paul then crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? . . .

1 Corinthians 3:5,6 The ministers of him whom you have believed: and to every one as the Lord hath given. . . .

1 Corinthians 10:33 As I also in all things please all men, not seeking that which is profitable to myself but to many: that they may be saved.

Philippians 1:15 Some indeed, even out of envy and contention: but some also for good will preach Christ.

1 Thessalonians 2:5,6 For neither have we used at any time the speech of flattery, as you know: nor taken an occasion of covetousness (God is witness): . . .

Titus 1:11 Who must be reproved, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.

1 Peter 5:2-5 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking care of it, not by constraint but willingly, according to God: not for filthy lucre's sake but voluntarily: . . .

2 Peter 2:3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you. Whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not: and their perdition slumbereth not.


2 Corinthians 1:19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, by me and Sylvanus and Timothy, was not: It is and It is not. But, It is, was in him.

Matthew 23:8 But be not you called Rabbi. For one is your master: and all you are brethren.

Acts 2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know most certainly that God hath made both Lord and Christ, this same Jesus, whom you have crucified.

Acts 5:31 Him hath God exalted with his right hand, to be Prince and Saviour. to give repentance to Israel and remission of sins.

Acts 10:36 God sent the word to the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ (He is Lord of all).

Romans 14:8,9 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord: or whether we die, we die unto the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's. . . .

1 Corinthians 1:23 But we preach Christ crucified: unto the Jews indeed a stumblingblock, and unto the Gentiles foolishness:

1 Corinthians 2:2 For I judged not myself to know anything among you, but Jesus Christ: and him crucified.

1 Corinthians 8:6 Yet to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we unto him: and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.

1 Corinthians 12:3 Wherefore, I give you to understand that no man, speaking by the Spirit of God, saith Anathema to Jesus. And no man can say The Lord Jesus, but by the Holy Ghost.

1 Corinthians 15:47 The first man was of the earth, earthly: the second man, from heaven, heavenly.

Philippians 2:11 And that every tongue should confess that the Lord Jesus Christ is in the glory of God the Father.


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2 Corinthians 5:14,15 For the charity of Christ presseth us: judging this, that if one died for all, then all were dead. . . .

Matthew 20:25-27 But Jesus called them to him and said: You know that the princes of the Gentiles lord it over them; and that they that are the greater, exercise power upon them. . . .

Luke 22:25,26 And he said to them: The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and they that have power over them are called beneficent. . . .

John 13:14,15 If then I being your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; you also ought to wash one another's feet. . . .

Romans 15:1,2 Now, we that are stronger ought to bear the infirmities of the weak and not to please ourselves. . . .

1 Corinthians 9:19-23 For whereas I was free as to all, I made myself the servant of all, that I might gain the more. . . .

Galatians 5:13 For you, brethren, have been called unto liberty. Only make not liberty an occasion to the flesh: but by charity of the spirit serve one another.

2 Timothy 2:10 Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus, with heavenly glory.

The Light of the Gospel
4In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of unbelievers, that the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not shine unto them. 5For we preach not ourselves, but Jesus Christ our Lord: and ourselves your servants through Jesus. 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.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 4:15
For if you have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet not many fathers. For in Christ Jesus, by the gospel, I have begotten you.

1 Corinthians 9:19
For whereas I was free as to all, I made myself the servant of all, that I might gain the more.

2 Corinthians 1:24

1 Thessalonians 2:6
Nor sought we glory of men, neither of you, nor of others.

2 Corinthians 4:4
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