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2 Corinthians 4:1 (show verse)

Therefore having received this ministry, as we have obtained mercy, we are not disheartened:

2 Corinthians 4:2 (show verse)

but have rejected shameful disguises, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by the manifestation of the truth, recommending ourselves to every man's conscience, in the sight of God.

2 Corinthians 4:3 (show verse)

And if our gospel also be veiled, it is to those that perish;

2 Corinthians 4:4 (show verse)

among whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of the unbelieving, so that the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, doth not shine unto them:

2 Corinthians 4:5 (show verse)

for we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your servants for the sake of Jesus.

2 Corinthians 4:6 (show verse)

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

2 Corinthians 4:7 (show verse)

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power might be evidently of God, and not of us:

2 Corinthians 4:8 (show verse)

being afflicted on every side, but not oppressed; perplexed, but not in despair;

2 Corinthians 4:9 (show verse)

persecuted, but not forsaken;

2 Corinthians 4:10 (show verse)

cast down, but not destroyed; always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be manifested in our body.

2 Corinthians 4:11 (show verse)

For we, who are yet living, are always exposed to death for the sake of Jesus, that the life also of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh.

2 Corinthians 4:12 (show verse)

So that death is wrought in us, but life in you.

2 Corinthians 4:13 (show verse)

But having the same Spirit of faith, according to what is written, "I believed, and therefore have I spoken," we also believe, and therefore speak:

2 Corinthians 4:14 (show verse)

knowing that He, who raised up the Lord Jesus, will raise up us also by Jesus, and present us with you.

2 Corinthians 4:15 (show verse)

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

2 Corinthians 4:16 (show verse)

For which cause we are not disheartened: but though our outward man decayeth, yet the inward man is renewed daily.

2 Corinthians 4:17 (show verse)

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:
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, which are visible, are temporary, but the invisible are eternal.