Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

For our momentary and light affliction works for us in surpassing measure an eternal weight of glory;

New American Standard Bible

For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison,

King James Version

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

Holman Bible

For our momentary light affliction is producing for us an absolutely incomparable eternal weight of glory.

International Standard Version

This light, temporary nature of our suffering is producing for us an everlasting weight of glory, far beyond any comparison,

A Conservative Version

For our slight momentary affliction works for us an eternal weight of glory from extraordinariness to extraordinariness,

American Standard Version

For our light affliction, which is for the moment, worketh for us more and more exceedingly an eternal weight of glory;

Amplified

For our light, momentary affliction (this slight distress of the passing hour) is ever more and more abundantly preparing and producing and achieving for us an everlasting weight of glory [beyond all measure, excessively surpassing all comparisons and all calculations, a vast and transcendent glory and blessedness never to cease!],

An Understandable Version

For our insignificant troubles [here on earth], which last only a short time, are producing for us an immeasurable, never ending [counter-] weight of splendor [i.e., in heaven. See Rom. 8:18].

Anderson New Testament

For our present light affliction works out for us an eternal fullness of glory, excelling all excellence, ls while we look not at the things that are seen, but at the things that are not seen: for the things seen are temporal; but the things not seen are eternal.

Bible in Basic English

For our present trouble, which is only for a short time, is working out for us a much greater weight of glory;

Common New Testament

For our light and momentary affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison,

Daniel Mace New Testament

for the light affliction, which I at present suffer, will be infinitely over-ballanced by an eternal weight of glory;

Godbey New Testament

For the light burden of our affliction, which is evanescent, is working out for us an eternal weight of glory according to hyperbole unto hyperbole;

Goodspeed New Testament

For this slight, momentary trouble is piling up for me an eternal blessedness beyond all comparison,

John Wesley New Testament

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh out for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For our tribulation, which is momentary and light, prepares an exceeding and eternal weight of glory unto us;

Julia Smith Translation

For the present moment the lightness of our pressure works to us an eternal weight of glory, as eminence upon eminence;

King James 2000

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

Lexham Expanded Bible

For our momentary light affliction is producing in us an eternal weight of glory {beyond all measure and proportion},

Modern King James verseion

For the lightness of our present affliction works out for us a far more excellent eternal weight of glory,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For our exceeding tribulation, which is momentary and light, prepareth an exceeding and eternal weight of glory unto us,

Moffatt New Testament

The slight trouble of the passing hour results in a solid glory past all comparison,

Montgomery New Testament

For my light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working out for me a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory,

NET Bible

For our momentary, light suffering is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison

New Heart English Bible

For our light affliction, which is for the moment, works for us more and more exceedingly an eternal weight of glory;

Noyes New Testament

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh out for us, in a higher and still higher degree, an everlasting weight of glory;

Sawyer New Testament

For the light affliction which is for a moment, works out for us more abundantly an eternal weight of glory,

The Emphasized Bible

For, the momentary lightness of thee tribulation, in a manner yet more and more excelling, is working out for us, an age-abiding weight of glory, -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For our momentary light affliction worketh for us a transcendently far more exceeding eternal weight of glory;

Twentieth Century New Testament

The light burden of our momentary trouble is preparing for us, in measure transcending thought, a weight of imperishable glory;

Webster

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh out for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

Weymouth New Testament

For this our light and transitory burden of suffering is achieving for us a preponderating, yes, a vastly preponderating, and eternal weight of glory;

Williams New Testament

For this slight and momentary sorrow continues to accumulate for me a solid and eternal glory far beyond any comparison,

World English Bible

For our light affliction, which is for the moment, works for us more and more exceedingly an eternal weight of glory;

Worrell New Testament

For our momentary light tribulation is working out for us more and more exceedingly an eternal weight of glory;

Worsley New Testament

For our short and light affliction is working out for us an infinite and eternal weight of glory, as we aim not at the things which are visible, but invisible:

Youngs Literal Translation

for the momentary light matter of our tribulation, more and more exceedingly an age-during weight of glory doth work out for us --

Verse Picture

Themes

Abundant salvation » Afflictions add to the final glory

Afflicted saints » Comparatively light

Afflictions » What comes out of affliction

Afflictions » Blessings in disguise

Afflictions » Often blessings in disguise

Afflictions » Promises concerning » All things work for the believer's good

Assurance » Saints privileged to have, of » Comfort in affliction

Assurance » Saints privileged to have » Comfort in affliction

Divine Promises » All things work for the believer's good

Eternal » Glory » The glory will be endless

Family Joy » Future » Maternal and paternal love » The glory will be endless

Glory » Christ's » Eternal

Glory » Eternal » Enhanced by present afflictions

Glory » Eternal » Enhanced by afflictions

God » Promises of characteristics of » All things work for the believer's good

God's Promises » To the afflicted » All things work for the believer's good

Privileges of saints » All things working together for their good

Resignation » Should be exhibited in » The prospect of death

the Reward of saints » The prospect of, should lead to » Enduring suffering for Christ

the Reward of saints » Described as » An eternal weight of glory

Salvation » Abundant » Afflictions add to the final glory

Seeing » The things which are seen

Seeing » The things which are not seen

Suffering » For Christ

the future » No more » The glory will be endless

Trials » Often blessings in disguise

Weights » Illustrative » (heavy,) of the exceeding glory reserved for saints

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

our
ἡμῶν 
hemon 
our, us, we, not tr,
Usage: 388

ἐλαφρός 
Elaphros 
Usage: 1

θλίψις 
Thlipsis 
Usage: 33

which is but for a moment
παραυτίκα 
Parautika 
but for a moment
Usage: 1

κατεργάζομαι 
Katergazomai 
work, do, do deed, to perform, cause, work out
Usage: 24

for us
ἡμῖν 
hemin 
us, we, our, for us
Usage: 160

a far
ὑπερβολή 
Huperbole 
Usage: 8

ὑπερβολή 
Huperbole 
Usage: 8

and eternal
αἰώνιος 
Aionios 
Usage: 47

βάρος 
Baros 
Usage: 4

Devotionals

Devotionals about 2 Corinthians 4:17

Devotionals containing 2 Corinthians 4:17

References

Fausets

Images 2 Corinthians 4:17

Context Readings

Living By Faith

16 Wherefore we faint not; but if indeed our outward man is consumed, yet the inward is renewed day by day. 17 For our momentary and light affliction works for us in surpassing measure an eternal weight of glory; 18 while we look not at the things that are seen, but at the things that are not seen; for the things that are seen are for a time, but those that are not seen eternal.



Cross References

Romans 8:18

For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the coming glory to be revealed to us.

1 Peter 5:10

But the God of all grace who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ Jesus, when ye have suffered for a little while, himself shall make perfect, stablish, strengthen, ground:

Psalm 30:5

For a moment is passed in his anger, a life in his favour; at even weeping cometh for the night, and at morn there is rejoicing.

Romans 5:3-5

And not only that, but we also boast in tribulations, knowing that tribulation works endurance;

Genesis 15:1

After these things the word of Jehovah came to Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram; I am thy shield, thy exceeding great reward.

Psalm 31:19

Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee, which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee, before the sons of men!

Psalm 73:24

Thou wilt guide me by thy counsel, and after the glory, thou wilt receive me.

Psalm 119:67

Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep thy word.

Psalm 119:71

It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I might learn thy statutes.

Isaiah 54:8

In the outpouring of wrath have I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting loving-kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith Jehovah, thy Redeemer.

Isaiah 64:4

Never have men heard, nor perceived by the ear, nor hath eye seen a God beside thee, who acteth for him that waiteth for him.

Matthew 5:12

Rejoice and exult, for your reward is great in the heavens; for thus have they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Luke 6:23

rejoice in that day and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in the heaven, for after this manner did their fathers act toward the prophets.

Acts 20:23

only that the Holy Spirit testifies to me in every city, saying that bonds and tribulations await me.

Romans 2:7

to them who, in patient continuance of good works, seek for glory and honour and incorruptibility, life eternal.

Romans 8:34

who is he that condemns? It is Christ who has died, but rather has been also raised up; who is also at the right hand of God; who also intercedes for us.

Romans 8:37

But in all these things we more than conquer through him that has loved us.

1 Corinthians 2:9

but according as it is written, Things which eye has not seen, and ear not heard, and which have not come into man's heart, which God has prepared for them that love him,

2 Corinthians 3:18

But we all, looking on the glory of the Lord, with unveiled face, are transformed according to the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Lord the Spirit.

2 Corinthians 11:23-28

Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as being beside myself) I above measure so; in labours exceedingly abundant, in stripes to excess, in prisons exceedingly abundant, in deaths oft.

Philippians 1:19

for I know that this shall turn out for me to salvation, through your supplication and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ;

2 Thessalonians 1:4

so that we ourselves make our boast in you in the assemblies of God for your endurance and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations, which ye are sustaining;

2 Thessalonians 1:6

if at least it is a righteous thing with God to render tribulation to those that trouble you,

Hebrews 12:10-11

For they indeed chastened for a few days, as seemed good to them; but he for profit, in order to the partaking of his holiness.

James 1:3-4

knowing that the proving of your faith works endurance.

James 1:12

Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for, having been proved, he shall receive the crown of life, which He has promised to them that love him.

1 Peter 1:6-8

Wherein ye exult, for a little while at present, if needed, put to grief by various trials,

1 Peter 4:7

But the end of all things is drawn nigh: be sober therefore, and be watchful unto prayers;

1 John 3:2

Beloved, now are we children of God, and what we shall be has not yet been manifested; we know that if it is manifested we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.

Jude 1:24

But to him that is able to keep you without stumbling, and to set you with exultation blameless before his glory,

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