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2 Corinthians 4

NIV 1 Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart. NRS 1 Therefore, since it is by God's mercy that we are engaged in this ministry, we do not lose heart. 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 everyone’s conscience in the sight of God. NRS 2 We have renounced the shameful things that one hides; we refuse to practice cunning or to falsify God's word; but by the open statement of the truth we commend ourselves to the conscience of everyone in the sight of God. NIV 3 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. NRS 3 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. NIV 4 The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. NRS 4 In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. NIV 5 For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. NRS 5 For we do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus' sake. 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 God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. NRS 6 For it is the God who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 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. NRS 7 But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us. NIV 8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; NRS 8 We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; NIV 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. NRS 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; NIV 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. NRS 10 always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our bodies. NIV 11 For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body. NRS 11 For while we live, we are always being given up to death for Jesus' sake, so that the life of Jesus may be made visible in our mortal flesh. NIV 12 So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you. NRS 12 So death is at work in us, but life in you. NIV 13 It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.” Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak, NRS 13 But just as we have the same spirit of faith that is in accordance with scripture—"I believed, and so I spoke"—we also believe, and so we speak, NIV 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 to himself. NRS 14 because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus, and will bring us with you into his presence. NIV 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. NRS 15 Yes, everything is for your sake, so that grace, as it extends to more and more people, may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God. NIV 16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. NRS 16 So we do not lose heart. Even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day. NIV 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. NRS 17 For this slight momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all measure, NIV 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. NRS 18 because we look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen; for what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal.

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