Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

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:

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 That's why we are not discouraged. No, even if outwardly we are wearing out, inwardly we are being renewed each and every day. 17 This light, temporary nature of our suffering is producing for us an everlasting weight of glory, far beyond any comparison, 18 because we do not look for things that can be seen but for things that cannot be seen. For things that can be seen are temporary, but things that cannot be seen are eternal.



Cross References

Romans 8:18

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

1 Peter 5:10

After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you by the Messiah Jesus to his eternal glory, will restore you, establish you, strengthen you, and support you.

Psalm 30:5

For his wrath is only momentary; yet his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may lodge for the night, but shouts of joy will come in the morning.

Romans 5:3-5

Not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,

Genesis 15:1

Some time later, a message came from the LORD to Abram in a vision. "Stop being afraid, Abram," he said. "I myself your shield am your very great reward."

Psalm 31:19

How great is your goodness that you have reserved for those who fear you, that you have set in place for those who take refuge in you, in the presence of the children of men.

Psalm 73:24

You will guide me with your wise advice, and later you will receive me with honor.

Psalm 119:67

Before I was humbled, I wandered away, but now I observe your words.

Psalm 119:71

It was for my good that I was humbled; so that I would learn your statutes.

Isaiah 54:8

I hid my face from you for a moment in a surge of anger, but I will have compassion on you with my everlasting gracious love," says the LORD your Redeemer.

Isaiah 64:4

Since ancient times no one has heard, and no ear has perceived, and no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.

Matthew 5:12

Rejoice and be extremely glad, because your reward in heaven is great! That's how they persecuted the prophets who came before you."

Luke 6:23

Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because your reward in heaven is great! That's the way their ancestors used to treat the prophets.

Acts 20:23

except that in town after town the Holy Spirit assures me that imprisonment and suffering are waiting for me.

Romans 2:7

eternal life to those who strive for glory, honor, and immortality by patiently doing good;

Romans 8:34

Who is the one to condemn? It is the Messiah Jesus who is interceding on our behalf. He died, and more importantly, has been raised and is seated at the right hand of God.

Romans 8:37

In all these things we are triumphantly victorious due to the one who loved us.

1 Corinthians 2:9

But as it is written, "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined the things that God has prepared for those who love him."

2 Corinthians 3:18

As all of us reflect the glory of the Lord with unveiled faces, we are becoming more like him with ever-increasing glory by the Lord's Spirit.

2 Corinthians 11:23-28

Are they the Messiah's servants? I am insane to talk like this, but I am a far better one! I have been involved in far greater efforts, far more imprisonments, countless beatings, and have faced death more than once.

Philippians 1:19

I know that this will result in my deliverance through your prayers and the help that comes from the Spirit of Jesus the Messiah.

2 Thessalonians 1:4

As a result, we rejoice about you among God's churches about your endurance and faith through all the persecutions and afflictions you are experiencing.

2 Thessalonians 1:6

Certainly it is right for God to pay back those who afflict you with affliction,

Hebrews 12:10-11

For a short time they disciplined us as they thought best, but God does it for our good, so that we may share in his holiness.

James 1:3-4

because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance.

James 1:12

How blessed is the man who endures temptation! When he has passed the test, he will receive the victor's crown of life that God has promised to those who keep on loving him.

1 Peter 1:6-8

You greatly rejoice in this, even though you have to suffer various kinds of trials for a little while,

1 Peter 4:7

Because everything will soon come to an end, be sensible and clear-headed, so you can pray.

1 John 3:2

Dear friends, we are now God's children, but what we will be like has not been revealed yet. We know that when the Messiah is revealed, we will be like him, because we will see him as he is.

Jude 1:24

Now to the one who is able to keep you from falling and to make you stand joyful and faultless in his glorious presence,

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