Proclaiming Jesus Christ As Lord

1 Therefore seeing that we have such an office, even as mercy is come on us, we faint not:

1 Therefore, since we have this (A)ministry, as we (B)received mercy, we (C)do not lose heart,

1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;

1 Therefore, since we have this ministry because we were shown mercy,(A) we do not give up.(B)

1 Therefore, since we have this ministry through the mercy shown to us, we do not get discouraged.

2 but have cast from us the cloaks of unhonesty, and walk not in craftiness, neither corrupt we the word of God: but walk in open truth, and report ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

2 but we have renounced the (D)things hidden because of shame, not walking in craftiness or (E)adulterating the word of God, but by the manifestation of truth (F)commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.

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.

2 Instead, we have renounced shameful secret things, not walking(C) in deceit or distorting God’s message,(D) but commending ourselves to every person’s conscience in God’s sight by an open display of the truth.(E)

2 Instead, we have renounced secret and shameful ways. We do not use trickery or pervert God's word. By clear statements of the truth we commend ourselves to everyone's conscience before God.

3 If our Gospel be yet hid, it is hid among them that are lost,

3 And even if our (G)gospel is (H)veiled, it is veiled (a)to (I)those who are perishing,

3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

3 But if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing.

3 So if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are dying.

4 in whom the God of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest should shine unto them the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, which is the image of God.

4 in whose case (J)the god of (K)this (b)world has (L)blinded the minds of the unbelieving (c)so that they might not see the (M)light of the gospel of the (N)glory of Christ, who is the (O)image of God.

4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

4 In their case, the god of this age(F) has blinded the minds of the unbelievers so they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ,(a)(G) who is the image of God.(H)

4 In their case, the god of this world has blinded the minds of those who do not believe to keep them from seeing the light of the glorious gospel of the Messiah, who is the image of God.

5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus to be the Lord, and preach ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

5 For we (P)do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants (d)for Jesus’ sake.

5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

5 For we are not proclaiming ourselves but Jesus Christ as Lord,(I) and ourselves as your slaves because of Jesus.

5 For we do not preach ourselves, but rather Jesus the Messiah as Lord, and ourselves as merely your servants for Jesus' sake.

6 For it is God that commanded the light to shine out of darkness, which hath shined in our hearts, for to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

6 For God, who said, “(Q)Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has (R)shone in our hearts to give the (S)Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.

6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

6 For God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,”(J) has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge(K) of God’s glory(L) in the face of Jesus Christ.

6 For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," has shone in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God's glory in the face of Jesus the Messiah.

Treasure In Earthenware Jars

7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels that the excellent power of it might appear to be of God, and not of us.

7 But we have this treasure in (T)earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of (U)the power will be of God and not from ourselves;

7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

7 Now we have this treasure in clay jars, so that this extraordinary power(M) may be from God and not from us.

7 But we have this treasure in clay jars to show that its extraordinary power comes from God and not from us.

8 We are troubled on every side, yet are we not without shift. We are in poverty: but not utterly without somewhat.

8 we are (V)afflicted in every way, but not (W)crushed; (X)perplexed, but not despairing;

8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

8 We are pressured in every way but not crushed; we are perplexed but not in despair;

8 In every way we're troubled but not crushed, frustrated but not in despair,

9 We are persecuted: but are not forsaken. We are cast down: nevertheless we perish not.

9 (Y)persecuted, but not (Z)forsaken; (AA)struck down, but not destroyed;

9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;

9 we are persecuted but not abandoned; we are struck down but not destroyed.

9 persecuted but not abandoned, struck down but not destroyed.

10 And we always bear in our bodies the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus might appear in our bodies.

10 (AB)always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so that (AC)the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.

10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

10 We always carry the death of Jesus(N) in our body, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.

10 We are always carrying around the death of Jesus in our bodies, so that the life of Jesus may be clearly shown in our bodies.

11 For we which live, are always delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might appear in our mortal flesh.

11 For we who live are constantly being delivered over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.

11 For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.

11 For we who live are always given over to death(O) because of Jesus, so that Jesus’ life may also be revealed in our mortal flesh.

11 While we are alive, we are constantly being handed over to death for Jesus' sake, so that the life of Jesus may be clearly shown in our mortal bodies.

12 So then death worketh in us, and life in you.

12 So death works in us, but life in you.

12 So then death worketh in us, but life in you.

12 So death works in us, but life in you.

12 And so death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.

13 Seeing then that we have the same spirit of faith, according as it is written - "I believed and therefore have I spoken" - we also believe, and therefore speak.

13 But having the same (AD)spirit of faith, according to what is written, “(AE)I believed, therefore I spoke,” we also believe, therefore we also speak,

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;

13 And since we have the same spirit of faith in keeping with what is written, I believed, therefore I spoke,(P)(b) we also believe, and therefore speak.

13 Now since we have the same spirit of faith in keeping with this Scripture: "I believed, and so I spoke," we also believe and therefore speak.

14 For we know that he which raised up the Lord Jesus, shall raise up us, also, by the means of Jesus, and shall set us with you;

14 knowing that He who (AF)raised the Lord Jesus (AG)will raise us also with Jesus and will (AH)present us with you.

14 Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.

14 We know that the One who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus(Q) and present us with you.

14 We know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus will also raise us with Jesus and present us to God together with you.

15 for all things I do for your sakes, that the plenteous grace by thanks given of many, may redound to the praise of God.

15 For all things are (AI)for your sakes, so that the grace which is (e)(AJ)spreading to more and more people may cause the giving of thanks to abound to the glory of God.

15 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

15 Indeed, everything is for your benefit, so that grace, extended through more and more people, may cause thanksgiving(R) to increase to God’s glory.

15 All this is for your sake so that, as his grace spreads, more and more people will give thanks and glorify God.

Living By Faith

16 Wherefore, we are not wearied: but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

16 Therefore we (AK)do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our (AL)inner man is (AM)being renewed day by day.

16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

16 Therefore we do not give up.(S) Even though our outer person is being destroyed, our inner person(T) is being renewed day by day.

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

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

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

17 For our momentary light affliction(c)(U) is producing for us an absolutely incomparable eternal weight of glory.(V)

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

18 while we look not on the things which are seen, but on the things which are not seen. For things which are seen, are temporal: but things which are not seen are eternal.

18 while we (AO)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.

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.

18 So we do not focus on what is seen,(W) but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

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.

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