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2 Corinthians 4 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 God has shown us such mercy that we do not lose courage as we do the work he has given us. 1 Therefore, since through God's mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart.
2 Indeed, we refuse to make use of shameful underhanded methods, employing deception or distorting God's message. On the contrary, by making very clear what the truth is, we commend ourselves to everyone's conscience in the sight of God. 2 Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
3 So if indeed our Good News is veiled, it is veiled only to those in the process of being lost. 3 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing.
4 They do not come to trust because the god of the 'olam hazeh has blinded their minds, in order to prevent them from seeing the light shining from the Good News about the glory of the Messiah, who is the image of God. 4 The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
5 For what we are proclaiming is not ourselves, but the Messiah Yeshua as Lord, with ourselves as slaves for you because of Yeshua. 5 For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake.
6 For it is the God who once said, "Let light shine out of darkness," who has made his light shine in our hearts, the light of the knowledge of God's glory shining in the face of the Messiah Yeshua. 6 For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.
7 But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it will be evident that such overwhelming power comes from God and not from us. 7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.
8 We have all kinds of troubles, but we are not crushed; we are perplexed, yet not in despair; 8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;
9 persecuted, yet not abandoned; knocked down, yet not destroyed. 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.
10 We always carry in our bodies the dying of Yeshua, so that the life of Yeshua may be manifested in our bodies too. 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.
11 For we who are alive are always being handed over to death for Yeshua's sake, so that Yeshua's life also might be manifested in our mortal bodies. 11 For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus' sake, so that his life may be revealed in our mortal body.
12 Thus death is at work in us but life in you. 12 So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.
13 The Tanakh says, "I trusted, therefore I spoke."b Since we have that same Spirit who enables us to trust, we also trust and therefore speak; 13 It is written: "I believed; therefore I have spoken." With that same spirit of faith we also believe and therefore speak,
14 because we know that he who raised the Lord Yeshua will also raise us with Yeshua and bring us along with you into his presence. 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 in his presence.
15 All this is for your sakes, so that as grace flows out to more and more people, it may cause thanksgiving to overflow and bring glory to God. 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.
16 This is why we do not lose courage. Though our outer self is heading for decay, our inner self is being renewed daily. 16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
17 For our light and transient troubles are achieving for us an everlasting glory whose weight is beyond description. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
18 We concentrate not on what is seen but on what is not seen, since things seen are temporary, but things not seen are eternal. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.