For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus' sake,1 so that his life may be revealed in our mortal body.
So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.213
It is written: "I believed; therefore I have spoken."a3 With that same spirit of faith4 we also believe and therefore speak,
because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead5 will also raise us with Jesus6 and present us with you in his presence.715
All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving8 to overflow to the glory of God.
Therefore we do not lose heart.9 Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly10 we are being renewed11 day by day.
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.1218
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen.13 For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.