Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

For our momentary light affliction is producing for us an absolutely incomparable 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;

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;

Darby Translation

For our momentary and light affliction works for us in surpassing measure 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 Therefore we do not give up. Even though our outer person is being destroyed, our inner person is being renewed day by day. 17 For our momentary light affliction is producing for us an absolutely incomparable eternal weight of glory. 18 So we do not focus on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.



Cross References

Romans 8:18

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is going to be revealed to us.

1 Peter 5:10

Now the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will personally restore, establish, strengthen, and support you after you have suffered a little.

Psalm 30:5

For His anger lasts only a moment,
but His favor, a lifetime.
Weeping may spend the night,
but there is joy in the morning.

Romans 5:3-5

And not only that, but we also rejoice in our afflictions, because we know that affliction produces endurance,

Genesis 15:1

After these events, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision:Do not be afraid, Abram.
I am your shield;
your reward will be very great.

Psalm 31:19

How great is Your goodness
that You have stored up for those who fear You
and accomplished in the sight of everyone
for those who take refuge in You.

Psalm 73:24

You guide me with Your counsel,
and afterward You will take me up in glory.

Psalm 119:67

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

Psalm 119:71

It was good for me to be afflicted
so that I could learn Your statutes.

Isaiah 54:8

In a surge of anger
I hid My face from you for a moment,
but I will have compassion on you
with everlasting love,”
says the Lord your Redeemer.

Isaiah 64:4

From ancient times no one has heard,
no one has listened,
no eye has seen any God except You,
who acts on behalf of the one who waits for Him.

Matthew 5:12

Be glad and rejoice, because your reward is great in heaven. For that is how they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Luke 6:23

“Rejoice in that day and leap for joy! Take note—your reward is great in heaven, for this is the way their ancestors used to treat the prophets.

Acts 20:23

except that in town after town the Holy Spirit testifies to me that chains and afflictions are waiting for me.

Romans 2:7

eternal life to those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor, and immortality;

Romans 8:34

Who is the one who condemns?
Christ Jesus is the One who died,
but even more, has been raised;
He also is at the right hand of God
and intercedes for us.

Romans 8:37

No, in all these things we are more than victorious
through Him who loved us.

1 Corinthians 2:9

But as it is written:What eye did not see and ear did not hear,
and what never entered the human mind—
God prepared this for those who love Him.

2 Corinthians 3:18

We all, with unveiled faces, are looking as in a mirror at the glory of the Lord and are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory; this is from the Lord who is the Spirit.

2 Corinthians 11:23-28

Are they servants of Christ?
I’m talking like a madman—I’m a better one:
with far more labors,
many more imprisonments,
far worse beatings, near death many times.

Philippians 1:19

because I know this will lead to my deliverance through your prayers and help from the Spirit of Jesus Christ.

2 Thessalonians 1:4

Therefore, we ourselves boast about you among God’s churches—about your endurance and faith in all the persecutions and afflictions you endure.

2 Thessalonians 1:6

since it is righteous for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you

Hebrews 12:10-11

For they disciplined us for a short time based on what seemed good to them, but He does it for our benefit, so that we can share His holiness.

James 1:3-4

knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.

James 1:12

A man who endures trials is blessed, because when he passes the test he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.

1 Peter 1:6-8

You rejoice in this, though now for a short time you have had to struggle in various trials

1 Peter 4:7

Now the end of all things is near; therefore, be serious and disciplined for prayer.

1 John 3:2

Dear friends, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet been revealed. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him because we will see Him as He is.

Jude 1:24

Now to Him who is able to protect you from stumbling and to make you stand in the presence of His glory, blameless and with great joy,

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