Parallel Verses

Worrell New Testament

For our momentary light tribulation is working out for us more and more exceedingly 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 momentary, light distress [this passing trouble] is producing for us an eternal weight of glory [a fullness] beyond all measure [surpassing all comparisons, a transcendent splendor and an endless blessedness]!

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;

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 --

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 even if our outward man is decaying, yet our inward man is being renewed day by day. 17 For our momentary light tribulation is working out for us more and more exceedingly 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 temporal, but the things that are unseen are eternal.



Cross References

Romans 8:18

For I reckon that the sufferings of the present time are of no account in comparison with the glory about to be revealed for us.

1 Peter 5:10

And the God of all grace, Who called you into His everlasting glory in Christ, after ye have suffered a little while, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen, settle you.

1 Peter 5:10

And the God of all grace, Who called you into His everlasting glory in Christ, after ye have suffered a little while, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen, settle you.

Romans 5:3-5

And not only so, but we also rejoice in our tribulations; knowing that tribulation works out patience;

Romans 5:3

And not only so, but we also rejoice in our tribulations; knowing that tribulation works out patience;

Romans 5:3

And not only so, but we also rejoice in our tribulations; knowing that tribulation works out patience;

Romans 5:3

And not only so, but we also rejoice in our tribulations; knowing that tribulation works out patience;

Romans 5:3

And not only so, but we also rejoice in our tribulations; knowing that tribulation works out patience;

Romans 5:3

And not only so, but we also rejoice in our tribulations; knowing that tribulation works out patience;

Romans 5:3

And not only so, but we also rejoice in our tribulations; knowing that tribulation works out patience;

Romans 5:3

And not only so, but we also rejoice in our tribulations; knowing that tribulation works out patience;

Matthew 5:12

Rejoice, and exult; because great is your reward in Heaven, for so persecuted they the prophets who were before you.

Luke 6:23

"Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy; for, behold, your reward is great in Heaven; for, after the same manner, were their fathers wont to do to the prophets.

Acts 20:23

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

Romans 2:7

to those who, by patience in well-doing, are seeking for glory and honor and incorruption, eternal life;

Romans 8:34

who is he that condemns? It is Christ Who died, yea, rather, That was raised from the dead, Who is at the right hand of God, Who also is making intercession for us.

Romans 8:37

Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him Who loved us.

1 Corinthians 2:9

but, as it has been written, "Things which eye saw not, and ear heard not, and that entered not into the heart of man??hatsoever things God prepared for those who love Him";

2 Corinthians 3:18

But we all, with unveiled face, reflecting as a mirror the glory of the Lord, are transfigured into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

2 Corinthians 11:23-28

Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as beside myself) I am more; in labors more abundantly, in prisons more abundantly, in stripes above measure, in deaths often;

Philippians 1:19

For I know that this will turn out for my salvation, through your supplication and a supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ;

2 Thessalonians 1:4

so that we ourselves glory in you in the assemblies of God, for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations which ye endure;

2 Thessalonians 1:6

since it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to those who cause you tribulation;

Hebrews 12:10-11

For they, indeed, for a few days were chastening us, according to what seemed good to them; but He for our profit, that we may partake of His holiness.

James 1:3-4

knowing that the proving of your faith establishes patience.

James 1:12

Happy is a man who endures temptation; because, when he becomes approved, he will receive the crown of life, which He promised to those who love Him.

1 Peter 1:6-8

in which ye exult, though now, for a little while, if necessary, made sorrowful in manifold temptations;

1 Peter 4:7

But the end of all things has drawn near; be ye, therefore, of sound mind, and be sober unto prayers;

1 John 3:2

Beloved, now are we children of God, and never yet was it manifested what we shall be. We know that, if He shall be manifested, we shall be like Him, because we shall see Him as He is.

Jude 1:24

Now to Him Who is able to guard you from stumbling, and to set you without blemish, in gladness, before the presence of His glory,

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