2 Corinthians 4 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we do not give up. 1 Therefore, since through God's mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart.
2 Instead, we have renounced shameful secret things, not walking in deceit or distorting God's message, but in God's sight we commend ourselves to every person's conscience by an open display of the truth. 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 But if, in fact, our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 3 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing.
4 Regarding them: the god of this age has blinded the minds of the unbelievers so they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, 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 we are not proclaiming ourselves but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your slaves because of Jesus. 5 For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake.
6 For God, who said, "Light shall shine out of darkness"-He has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of God's glory in the face of Jesus Christ. 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 Now we have this treasure in clay jars, so that this extraordinary power may be 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 are pressured in every way but not crushed; we are perplexed but not in despair; 8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;
9 we are persecuted but not abandoned; we are struck down but not destroyed. 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.
10 We always carry the death of Jesus in our body, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. 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 live are always given over to death because of Jesus, so that Jesus' life may also be revealed in our mortal flesh. 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 So death works in us, but life in you. 12 So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.
13 And since we have the same spirit of faith in accordance with what is written, I believed, therefore I spoke, we also believe, 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 knowing that the One who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus, and present us with you. 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 For all this is because of you, so that grace, extended through more and more people, may cause thanksgiving to overflow to God's glory. 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 Therefore we do not give up; even though our outer person is being destroyed, our inner person is being renewed day by day. 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 momentary light affliction is producing for us an absolutely incomparable eternal weight of glory. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
18 So we do not focus on what is seen, but on what is unseen; for what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is 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.