8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;

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9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.

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10 We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.

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11 For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also 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.

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13 It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.”a Since we have that same spirit ofb faith, we also believe and therefore speak,

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    • f 4:13 - Psalm 116:10 (see Septuagint)
    • g 4:13 - Or "Spirit-given"
      14 because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you to himself.

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      15 All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.

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      16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed 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.

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      18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

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