2 Cor. 4:2 KJV (With Strong’s)

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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
But
alla (Greek #235)
properly, other things, i.e. (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations)
KJV usage: and, but (even), howbeit, indeed, nay, nevertheless, no, notwithstanding, save, therefore, yea, yet.
Pronounce: al-lah'
Origin: neuter plural of 243
have renounced
apeipomen (Greek #550)
to say off for oneself, i.e. disown
KJV usage: renounce.
Pronounce: ap-i-pom'-ane
Origin: reflexive past of a compound of 575 and 2036
the hidden things
kruptos (Greek #2927)
concealed, i.e. private
KJV usage: hid(-den), inward(-ly), secret.
Pronounce: kroop-tos'
Origin: from 2928
of θdishonesty
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
aischune (Greek #152)
shame or disgrace (abstractly or concretely)
KJV usage: dishonesty, shame.
Pronounce: ahee-skhoo'-nay
Origin: from 153
, not
me (Greek #3361)
(adverb) not, (conjunction) lest; also (as an interrogative implying a negative answer (whereas 3756 expects an affirmative one)) whether
KJV usage: any but (that), X forbear, + God forbid, + lack, lest, neither, never, no (X wise in), none, nor, (can-)not, nothing, that not, un(-taken), without. Often used in compounds in substantially the same relations. See also 3362, 3363, 3364, 3372, 3373, 3375, 3378.
Pronounce: may
Origin: a primary particle of qualified negation (whereas 3756 expresses an absolute denial)
walking
peripateo (Greek #4043)
to tread all around, i.e. walk at large (especially as proof of ability); figuratively, to live, deport oneself, follow (as a companion or votary)
KJV usage: go, be occupied with, walk (about).
Pronounce: per-ee-pat-eh'-o
Origin: from 4012 and 3961
in
en (Greek #1722)
"in," at, (up-)on, by, etc.
KJV usage: about, after, against, + almost, X altogether, among, X as, at, before, between, (here-)by (+ all means), for (... sake of), + give self wholly to, (here-)in(-to, -wardly), X mightily, (because) of, (up-)on, (open-)ly, X outwardly, one, X quickly, X shortly, (speedi-)ly, X that, X there(-in, -on), through(-out), (un-)to(-ward), under, when, where(-with), while, with(-in). Often used in compounds, with substantially the same import; rarely with verbs of motion, and then not to indicate direction, except (elliptically) by a separate (and different) preposition.
Pronounce: en
Origin: a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), i.e. a relation of rest (intermediate between 1519 and 1537)
craftiness
panourgia (Greek #3834)
adroitness, i.e. (in a bad sense) trickery or sophistry
KJV usage: (cunning) craftiness, subtilty.
Pronounce: pan-oorg-ee'-ah
Origin: from 3835
, nor
mede (Greek #3366)
but not, not even; in a continued negation, nor
KJV usage: neither, nor (yet), (no) not (once, so much as).
Pronounce: may-deh'
Origin: from 3361 and 1161
handling
doloo (Greek #1389)
to ensnare, i.e. (figuratively) adulterate
KJV usage: handle deceitfully.
Pronounce: dol-o'-o
Origin: from 1388
the word
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
logos (Greek #3056)
something said (including the thought); by implication, a topic (subject of discourse), also reasoning (the mental faculty) or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, (with the article in John) the Divine Expression (i.e. Christ)
KJV usage: account, cause, communication, X concerning, doctrine, fame, X have to do, intent, matter, mouth, preaching, question, reason, + reckon, remove, say(-ing), shew, X speaker, speech, talk, thing, + none of these things move me, tidings, treatise, utterance, word, work.
Pronounce: log'-os
Origin: from 3004
of God
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
theos (Greek #2316)
a deity, especially (with 3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very
KJV usage: X exceeding, God, god(-ly, -ward).
Pronounce: theh'-os
Origin: of uncertain affinity
deceitfully
doloo (Greek #1389)
to ensnare, i.e. (figuratively) adulterate
KJV usage: handle deceitfully.
Pronounce: dol-o'-o
Origin: from 1388
h; but
alla (Greek #235)
properly, other things, i.e. (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations)
KJV usage: and, but (even), howbeit, indeed, nay, nevertheless, no, notwithstanding, save, therefore, yea, yet.
Pronounce: al-lah'
Origin: neuter plural of 243
by manifestation
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
phanerosis (Greek #5321)
exhibition, i.e. (figuratively) expression, (by extension) a bestowment
KJV usage: manifestation.
Pronounce: fan-er'-o-sis
Origin: from 5319
of the truth
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
aletheia (Greek #225)
truth
KJV usage: true, X truly, truth, verity.
Pronounce: al-ay'-thi-a
Origin: from 227
commending
sunistao (Greek #4921)
to set together, i.e. (by implication) to introduce (favorably), or (figuratively) to exhibit; intransitively, to stand near, or (figuratively) to constitute
KJV usage: approve, commend, consist, make, stand (with).
Pronounce: soon-is-tah'-o
Origin: συνιστάνω (soon-is-tan'-o), or συνίστημι (soon-is'-tay-mee) from 4862 and 2476 (including its collateral forms)
ourselves
heautou (Greek #1438)
him- (her-, it-, them-, also (in conjunction with the personal pronoun of the other persons) my-, thy-, our-, your-) self (selves), etc.
KJV usage: alone, her (own, -self), (he) himself, his (own), itself, one (to) another, our (thine) own(-selves), + that she had, their (own, own selves), (of) them(-selves), they, thyself, you, your (own, own conceits, own selves, -selves).
Pronounce: heh-ow-too'
Origin: from a reflexive pronoun otherwise obsolete and the genitive case (dative case or accusative case) of 846
to
pros (Greek #4314)
a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. toward (with the genitive case, the side of, i.e. pertaining to; with the dative case, by the side of, i.e. near to; usually with the accusative case, the place, time, occasion, or respect, which is the destination of the relation, i.e. whither or for which it is predicated)
KJV usage: about, according to , against, among, at, because of, before, between, (where-)by, for, X at thy house, in, for intent, nigh unto, of, which pertain to, that, to (the end that), X together, to (you) -ward, unto, with(-in). In the comparative case, it denotes essentially the same applications, namely, motion towards, accession to, or nearness at.
Pronounce: pros
Origin: a strengthened form of 4253
every
pas (Greek #3956)
apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole
KJV usage: all (manner of, means), alway(-s), any (one), X daily, + ever, every (one, way), as many as, + no(-thing), X thoroughly, whatsoever, whole, whosoever.
Pronounce: pas
Origin: including all the forms of declension
man’s
anthropos (Greek #444)
man-faced, i.e. a human being
KJV usage: certain, man.
Pronounce: anth'-ro-pos
Origin: from 435 and ὤψ (the countenance; from 3700)
conscience
suneidesis (Greek #4893)
co-perception, i.e. moral consciousness
KJV usage: conscience.
Pronounce: soon-i'-day-sis
Origin: from a prolonged form of 4894
in the sight of
enopion (Greek #1799)
in the face of (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: before, in the presence (sight) of, to.
Pronounce: en-o'-pee-on
Origin: neuter of a compound of 1722 and a derivative of 3700
God
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
theos (Greek #2316)
a deity, especially (with 3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very
KJV usage: X exceeding, God, god(-ly, -ward).
Pronounce: theh'-os
Origin: of uncertain affinity
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Cross References

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Ministry on This Verse

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renounced.
dishonesty.
or, shame.
not.
2 Cor. 1:12• 12For our boasting is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and sincerity before God, (not in fleshly wisdom but in God's grace,) we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly towards you. (2 Cor. 1:12)
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2 Cor. 2:17• 17For we do not, as the many, make a trade of the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as of God, before God, we speak in Christ. (2 Cor. 2:17)
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2 Cor. 11:3,6,13‑15• 3But I fear lest by any means, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craft, so your thoughts should be corrupted from simplicity as to the Christ.
6But if I am a simple person in speech, yet not in knowledge, but in everything making the truth manifest in all things to you.
13For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ.
14And it is not wonderful, for Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.
15It is no great thing therefore if his ministers also transform themselves as ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
(2 Cor. 11:3,6,13‑15)
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Eph. 4:14• 14in order that we may be no longer babes, tossed and carried about by every wind of *that* teaching which is in the sleight of men, in unprincipled cunning with a view to systematized error; (Eph. 4:14)
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1 Thess. 2:3‑5• 3For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile;
4but even as we have been approved of God to have the glad tidings entrusted to us, so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, who proves our hearts.
5For we have not at any time been among you with flattering discourse, even as ye know, nor with a pretext for covetousness, God is witness;
(1 Thess. 2:3‑5)
by.
 He held back nothing, weakened nothing of this glory; he did not corrupt the doctrine; he manifested it in all the purity and brightness in which he had received it. It was the Word of God; such as he had received it, so they received it from him, the unaltered Word of God. (2 Corinthians 4 by J.N. Darby)
 Men admire cleverness in baffling adversaries, and in evading dangers or difficulties, alas! too often in glossing over what cannot bear the light, and in turning aside the edge of what exposes and condemns. Here also the saints at Corinth were not without the contagion of their city and its schools. (Notes on 2 Corinthians 4:1-4 by W. Kelly)
 To seek, or even to receive, glory one of another, instead of seeking the glory which is from the only God, is the ruin of faith. (Notes on 2 Corinthians 4:1-4 by W. Kelly)
 It is not only what is scandalous, but all cunning, which is abhorrent to Christ, who needs nothing that is not of the Spirit. And if Satan lures us to the path of self-seeking, the desire to win others soon slips from hesitation into a guileful handling of that word which breathes only light and love, like its source. (Notes on 2 Corinthians 4:1-4 by W. Kelly)
 He made no attempt to bend the Word of God to meet man's theories, nor tone it down to spare the flesh. He did not hide its plainest statements, whether exposing the utter ruin and condemnation of man or the fullness of the grace of God. Men could find no excuse for refusing the gospel that Paul preached because of anything in his life that would offend the conscience, because of any base motive in preaching, or because he kept back or perverted the truth. (2 Corinthians 4 by H. Smith)

J. N. Darby Translation

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But we have rejected the hidden things of shameg, not walking in deceit, nor falsifying the word of God, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every conscience of men before God.

JND Translation Notes

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i.e. all that of which one is ashamed and therefore keeps concealed.

W. Kelly Translation

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but refused the hidden things of shame, not walking in deceit, nor guilefully using the word of God, but by the manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every conscience of men in the sight of God.