Thematic Bible

2 Corinthians 4:1 (show verse)

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

2 Corinthians 4:2 (show verse)

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.

2 Corinthians 4:3 (show verse)

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

2 Corinthians 4:4 (show verse)

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.

2 Corinthians 4:5 (show verse)

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

2 Corinthians 4:6 (show verse)

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.

2 Corinthians 4:7 (show verse)

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

2 Corinthians 4:8 (show verse)

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

2 Corinthians 4:9 (show verse)

persecuted but not abandoned, struck down but not destroyed.

2 Corinthians 4:10 (show verse)

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.

2 Corinthians 4:11 (show verse)

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.

2 Corinthians 4:12 (show verse)

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

2 Corinthians 4:13 (show verse)

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.

2 Corinthians 4:14 (show verse)

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

2 Corinthians 4:15 (show verse)

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

2 Corinthians 4:16 (show verse)

That's why we are not discouraged. No, even if outwardly we are wearing out, inwardly we are being renewed each and every day.

2 Corinthians 4:17 (show verse)

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

2 Corinthians 4:18 (show verse)

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.