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2 Corinthians 4:7–15

Treasure in Earthenware Jars

But we have this treasure in earthenware jars, in order that the extraordinary degree of the power may be from God and not from us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed; 10 always carrying around the death of Jesus in our body, in order that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. 11 For we who are alive are continually being handed over to death because of Jesus, in order that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our mortal flesh. 12 So then, death is at work in us, but life in you. 13 But because we* have the same spirit of faith in accordance with what is written, “I believed, therefore I spoke,”d we also believe, therefore we also speak, 14 because we* know that the one who raised Jesuse will also raise us together with Jesus and present us together with you. 15 For all these things are for your sakef, in order that the grace that is increasing through the many may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God.

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