Parallel Bible results for 2 Corinthians 4:1-9

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2 Corinthians 4:1-9

NLT 1 Therefore, since God in his mercy has given us this new way, we never give up. NIV 1 Therefore, since through God's mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart. NLT 2 We reject all shameful deeds and underhanded methods. We don’t try to trick anyone or distort the word of God. We tell the truth before God, and all who are honest know this. NIV 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. NLT 3 If the Good News we preach is hidden behind a veil, it is hidden only from people who are perishing. NIV 3 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. NLT 4 Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God. NIV 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. NLT 5 You see, we don’t go around preaching about ourselves. We preach that Jesus Christ is Lord, and we ourselves are your servants for Jesus’ sake. NIV 5 For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake. NLT 6 For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ. NIV 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. NLT 7 We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves. NIV 7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. NLT 8 We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. NIV 8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; NLT 9 We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. NIV 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.