2 CorinthiansChapter 4


1 Having therefore this :ministry, even as we obtained mercy, we faint not: 2 but we have renounced the hidden things of the shame, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of :God deceitfully; but by the manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every conscience of men in God’s sight. 3 And if our :gospel is veiled, it is veiled in the perishing: 4 in whom the god of this :age, hath blinded the thoughts of the unbelieving, that the enlightenment of the gospel of the glory of the Christ, who is God’s image, should not dawn upon them. 5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bondmen for Jesus’ sake. 6 Because it is :God that said, Light shall shine out of darkness, who shined in our :hearts, unto enlightenment of the knowledge of the glory of :God in Christ’s face.
7 But we have this :treasure in earthen vessels, that the exceeding greatness of the power be of :God, and not from us; 8 we are pressed on every side, yet not straitened; perplexed, yet not overperplexed; 9 pursued, yet not left behind; smitten down, yet not destroyed; 10 always bearing about in the body the †dying of :Jesus, that the life also of :Jesus be manifested in our :body. 11 For we who live are always delivered unto death for Jesus, that the life also of :Jesus be manifested in our mortal :flesh. 12 So that :death worketh in us, but :life in you. 13 But having the same spirit of :faith, according to what is written, I believed, wherefore I spake; we also believe, wherefore also we speak; 14 knowing that who raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also with Jesus, and shall present us with you. 15 For all the things are for you, that the grace, being multiplied through the many, may cause the thanksgiving to abound unto the glory of :God. 16 Wherefore we faint not; but though our outward :man is decaying, yet our :inward man is renewed day by day. 17 For the light momentary :affliction worketh for us more and more exceedingly an eternal weight of glory; 18 while WE look not at what are seen, but at what are not seen: for what are seen are temporal; but what are not seen are eternal.