2 Corinthians 4
4 1Therefore seeing we have this ministry, even as we obtained mercy, we
2but 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.
3And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled in them
4in whom the god of this world hath 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 upon them.
5For we preach not
ourselves, but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for
6Seeing it is God, that said, Light shall 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.
7But we have this treasure in
earthen vessels, that the exceeding greatness of the power may be of God, and
not from ourselves;
8we are pressed on every side, yet not
straitened; perplexed, yet not unto despair;
9pursued, yet not forsaken;
smitten down, yet not destroyed;
10always bearing about in the body the
dying of Jesus, that the life also of Jesus may be manifested in our body.
11For we who live are always delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that
the life also of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh.
death worketh in us, but life in you.
13But having the same spirit of
faith, according to that which is written, I believed, and therefore did I
speak; we also believe, and therefore also we speak;
14knowing that he
that raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also with Jesus, and shall
present us with you.
15For all things are for your sakes, that
the grace, being multiplied through the many, may cause the thanksgiving to
abound unto the glory of God.
16Wherefore we faint not; but though our
outward man is decaying, yet our inward man is renewed day by day.
our light affliction, which is for the moment, worketh for us more and more
exceedingly an eternal weight of glory;
18while we look not 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.