Thematic Bible

2 Corinthians 4:1 (show verse)

Hence, as I hold this ministry by God's mercy to me, I never lose heart in it;

2 Corinthians 4:2 (show verse)

I disown those practices which very shame conceals from view; I do not go about it craftily; I do not falsify the word of God; I state the truth openly and so commend myself to every man's conscience before God.

2 Corinthians 4:3 (show verse)

Even if my gospel is veiled, it is only veiled in the case of the perishing;

2 Corinthians 4:4 (show verse)

there the god of this world has blinded the minds of unbelievers, to prevent them seeing the light thrown by the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the likeness of God.

2 Corinthians 4:5 (show verse)

(It is Christ Jesus as Lord, not myself, that I proclaim; I am simply a servant of yours for Jesus' sake.)

2 Corinthians 4:6 (show verse)

For God who said, "Light shall shine out of darkness," has shone within my heart to illuminate men with the knowledge of God's glory in the face of Christ.

2 Corinthians 4:7 (show verse)

But I possess this treasure in a frail vessel of earth, to show that the transcending power belongs to God, not to myself;

2 Corinthians 4:8 (show verse)

on every side I am harried but not hemmed in, perplexed but not despairing,

2 Corinthians 4:9 (show verse)

persecuted but not abandoned, struck down but not destroyed ??10 wherever I go, I am being killed in the body as Jesus was, so that the life of Jesus may come out in my body:

2 Corinthians 4:10 (show verse)

2 Corinthians 4:11 (show verse)

every day of my life I am being given over to death for Jesus' sake, so that the life of Jesus may come out within my mortal flesh.

2 Corinthians 4:12 (show verse)

In me then death is active, in you life.

2 Corinthians 4:13 (show verse)

But since our spirit of faith is the same, therefore ??as it is written I believed and so I spoke ??I too believe and so I speak,

2 Corinthians 4:14 (show verse)

sure that He who raised the Lord Jesus will raise me too with Jesus and set me at your side in his presence.

2 Corinthians 4:15 (show verse)

It is all in your interests, so that the more grace abounds, the more thanksgiving may rise and redound to the glory of God.

2 Corinthians 4:16 (show verse)

Hence I never lose heart; though my outward man decays, my inner man is renewed day after day.

2 Corinthians 4:17 (show verse)

The slight trouble of the passing hour results in a solid glory past all 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)

for those of us whose eyes are on the unseen, not on the seen; for the seen is transient, the unseen eternal.