2 Corinthians 4 DBY/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Therefore, having this ministry, as we have had mercy shewn us, we faint not. 1 Therefore, since through God's mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart.
2 But we have rejected the hidden things of shame, not walking in deceit, nor falsifying the word of God, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every conscience of men before 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 But if also our gospel is veiled, it is veiled in those that are lost; 3 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing.
4 in whom the god of this world has blinded the thoughts of the unbelieving, so that the radiancy of the glad tidings of the glory of the Christ, who is [the] image of God, should not shine forth [for them]. 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 do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus Lord, and ourselves your bondmen for Jesus' sake. 5 For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake.
6 Because [it is] the God who spoke that out of darkness light should shine who has shone in our hearts for the shining forth of the knowledge of the glory of God 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 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassingness of the power may be of 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 every way afflicted, but not straitened; seeing no apparent issue, but our way not entirely shut up; 8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;
9 persecuted, but not abandoned; cast down, but not destroyed; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.
10 always bearing about in the body the dying of Jesus, that the life also of Jesus may be manifested 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 delivered unto death on account of Jesus, that the life also of Jesus may be manifested 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 that 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 having the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, I have believed, therefore have I spoken; *we* also believe, therefore also we 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 he who has raised the Lord Jesus shall raise us also with Jesus, and shall 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 things [are] for your sakes, that the grace abounding through the many may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of 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 Wherefore we faint not; but if indeed our outward man is consumed, yet the inward is 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 [and] light affliction works for us in surpassing measure an eternal weight of glory; 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
18 while we look not at the things that are seen, but at the things that are not seen; for the things that are seen [are] for a time, but those that are not seen 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.