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2 Corinthians 4 WEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, even as we obtained mercy, we don't faint. 1 Therefore, since through God's mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart.
2 But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by the manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man'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 Even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled in those who perish; 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 minds of the unbelieving, that the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not dawn on 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 don't preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake. 5 For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake.
6 Seeing it is God who said, "Light will shine out of darkness," who shined in our hearts, to give the light 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 clay vessels, that the exceeding greatness of the power may be of God, and not from ourselves. 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 pressed on every side, yet not crushed; perplexed, yet not to despair; 8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;
9 pursued, yet not forsaken; struck down, yet not destroyed; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.
10 always carrying in the body the putting to death of the Lord Jesus, 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 delivered to death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus may 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 then 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 But having the same spirit of faith, according to that which is written, "I believed, and therefore I spoke." We also believe, and 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 raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus, and will 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, being multiplied through the many, may cause the 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 Therefore we don't faint, but though our outward man is decaying, yet our inward man 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 light affliction, which is for the moment, works for us more and more exceedingly 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 don't look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are 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.