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Version 0.93.26, 5 September 2022

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2 Corinthians Chapter 4

1For this reason, having this ministry according to how we have received mercy, we are not faint-hearted, 2but we have renounced shameful hidden things, not going about in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but in manifestation of the truth, commending ourselves to every man's conscience before God. 3But if on the other hand our gospel is veiled, it is veiled among those who are on the road to perdition, 4among whom the god of this age has blinded the minds of those who do not believe, so that the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, does not shine on them. 5For we do not proclaim ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, but ourselves as your servants for the sake of Jesus. 6For it is God, who commanded light to shine from darkness, who has shone in our hearts for the enlightenment of knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 7And we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the immensity of the power should be of God and not of ourselves: 8in every respect oppressed but not in straits, at a loss but not at a total loss, 9persecuted, but not deserted, struck down, but not losing our lives, 10always carrying around in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, in order that the life of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. 11For we who are alive are continually delivered to death on account of Jesus, in order that on the other hand the life of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. 12So that death is at work in us, but life in you. 13But having the same spirit of faith according to what stands written, “I have believed, therefore I have spoken”, we also believe and therefore also speak, 14knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will also raise us through Jesus and present us with you. 15For all things are for your sake, so that grace, having increased with many people, may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God. 16For this reason we are not faint-hearted, and even though our outward man is perishing, our inward man is renewed day by day. 17For the momentary light weight of our tribulation works for us an age-abiding weight of glory which is exceedingly exceeding, 18while we do not look to the visible things, but the invisible things. For the visible things are temporary, but the invisible things are age-abiding.

Reference(s) in Chapter 4: v.13 ↔ Psalm 116:10.

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