4:1 Therefore, seeing we have this ministry, as we have received
mercy, we faint not;
4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty; not
walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God
deceitfully; but, by manifestation of the truth, commending
ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
4:3 But if our gospel is hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them
who believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of
Christ, who is the image of God, should shine to them.
4:5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and
ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.
4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness,
hath shined into our hearts, to [give] the light of the
knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the
excellence of the power may be of God, and not from us.
4:8 [We are] troubled on every side, yet not distressed; [we
are] perplexed, but not in despair;
4:9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
4:10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord
Jesus, that the life also of Jesus may be made manifest in our
4:11 For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus'
sake, that the life also of Jesus may be made manifest in our
4:12 So then death worketh in us, but life in you.
4:13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is
written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also
believe, and therefore speak;
4:14 Knowing, that he who raised the Lord Jesus, will raise us
also by Jesus, and will present [us] with you.
4:15 For all things [are] for your sakes, that the abundant
grace may, through the thanksgiving of many, redound to the
glory of God.
4:16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man is
wasted, yet the inward [man] is renewed day by day.
4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment,
worketh out for us a far more exceeding [and] eternal weight of
4:18 While 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.