2 Corinthians 4:11-18 NIV

11 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.

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12 So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.2

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13 It is written: "I believed; therefore I have spoken."a3 With that same spirit of faith4 we also believe and therefore speak,

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14 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.7

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15 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.

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16 Therefore we do not lose heart.9 Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly10 we are being renewed11 day by day.

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17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.12

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18 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.

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