2 Cor. 4:1 KJV (With Strong’s)

touto (Greek #5124)
that thing
KJV usage: here (-unto), it, partly, self(-same), so, that (intent), the same, there(-fore, -unto), this, thus, where(-fore).
Pronounce: too'-to
Origin: neuter singular nominative or accusative case of 3778
dia (Greek #1223)
through (in very wide applications, local, causal, or occasional)
KJV usage: after, always, among, at, to avoid, because of (that), briefly, by, for (cause) ... fore, from, in, by occasion of, of, by reason of, for sake, that, thereby, therefore, X though, through(-out), to, wherefore, with (-in). In composition it retains the same general importance.
Pronounce: dee-ah'
Origin: a primary preposition denoting the channel of an act
we have
echo (Greek #2192)
(used in certain tenses only) a primary verb; to hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession; ability, contiuity, relation, or condition)
KJV usage: be (able, X hold, possessed with), accompany, + begin to amend, can(+ -not), X conceive, count, diseased, do + eat, + enjoy, + fear, following, have, hold, keep, + lack, + go to law, lie, + must needs, + of necessity, + need, next, + recover, + reign, + rest, + return, X sick, take for, + tremble, + uncircumcised, use.
Pronounce: ekh'-o
Origin: σχέω (skheh'-o)
houtos (Greek #3778)
the he (she or it), i.e. this or that (often with article repeated)
KJV usage: he (it was that), hereof, it, she, such as, the same, these, they, this (man, same, woman), which, who.
Pronounce: hoo'-tos
Origin: οὗτοι (hoo'-toy), nominative feminine singular αὕτη (how'-tay), and nominative feminine plural αὕται (how'-tahee) from the article 3588 and 846
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
diakonia (Greek #1248)
attendance (as a servant, etc.); figuratively (eleemosynary) aid, (official) service (especially of the Christian teacher, or technically of the diaconate)
KJV usage: (ad-)minister(-ing, -tration, -try), office, relief, service(-ing).
Pronounce: dee-ak-on-ee'-ah
Origin: from 1249
, as
kathos (Greek #2531)
just (or inasmuch) as, that
KJV usage: according to, (according, even) as, how, when.
Pronounce: kath-oce'
Origin: from 2596 and 5613
we have received mercy
eleeo (Greek #1653)
to compassionate (by word or deed, specially, by divine grace)
KJV usage: have compassion (pity on), have (obtain, receive, shew) mercy (on).
Pronounce: el-eh-eh'-o
Origin: from 1656
e, we faint
ekkakeo (Greek #1573)
to be (bad or) weak, i.e. (by implication) to fail (in heart)
KJV usage: faint, be weary.
Pronounce: ek-kak-eh'-o
Origin: from 1537 and 2556
ou (Greek #3756)
the absolute negative (compare 3361) adverb; no or not
KJV usage: + long, nay, neither, never, no (X man), none, (can-)not, + nothing, + special, un(-worthy), when, + without, + yet but. See also 3364, 3372.
Pronounce: oo
Origin: οὐκ (ook), and (before an aspirate) οὐχ (ookh) a primary word

Cross References


Ministry on This Verse

1-6:  He declares how he has used all sincerity and faithful diligence in preaching the gospel,
7-11:  and how the troubles and persecutions which he daily endured for the same did redound to the praise of God's power,
12-15:  to the benefit of the church,
16-18:  and to the apostle's own eternal glory.
we faint not.
 This doctrine of a Christ victorious over death, truly received into the heart, makes us victorious over all fear of death. (2 Corinthians 4 by J.N. Darby)
 Looking upon the Lord, Peter could walk upon the water however rough; with his eye upon the water however smooth, he would begin to sink. So too the apostle, with his eye upon Christ in the glory and beholding the glory of the Lord, can say, "We faint not". (2 Corinthians 4 by H. Smith)

J. N. Darby Translation

Therefore, having this ministry, as we have had mercy shewn us, we faint not.

W. Kelly Translation

aOn this account, having this ministry, according as we obtained mercy, we faint not,

WK Translation Notes

faint: The more ancient MSS. read (some ἐνκ.) ἐγκακοῦμαν the great mass (some old) ἐκκ., and the critics, as well as lexicographers, fancy a difference of reading and word, where there seems but variety in spelling. Thus Dean Alford takes ἐνκ as not "shrinking back," quailing or acting cowardly; while he assigns to ἐκκ. the sense of "fainting." But he is not consistent, for, though he reads ἐυκ in Luke 18:1, he rightly treats it as "fainting:" so also in Galatians 6:9; Ephesians 3:18; 2 Thessalonians 3:14. In Polyb. iv. 19,10 it is properly the same (not ἐξ. but ἐνεκάκησαν), the Lacedemonians failed to send, not that they behaved badly, etc. They were faint-hearted about it. Liddell and Scott, as well as Rost and Palm, should revise the words, or rather word. I see Bishop Ellicott had been before me in coming to a judgment which I had formed independently. (Notes on 2 Cor., p.57)