4 Therefore seeing we have athis ministry, bas we have received mercy, cwe faint not; 2 But have renounced the hidden things of †dishonesty, not walking in dcraftiness, nor ehandling the word of God deceitfully; but hby manifestation of fthe truth gcommending ourselves hto every man’s conscience in the sight of God. 3 But if our gospel be ihid, it is hid kto them that are lost: 4 In whom lthe god mof this world nhath blinded the ominds of them which believe not, lest pthe light of qthe glorious gospel of Christ, rwho is the image of God, should shine unto them. 5 For swe preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and tourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake. 6 For God, uwho commanded the light to shine out of darkness, †hath wshined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God xin the face of Jesus Christ.
7 But we have this treasure in yearthen zvessels, athat the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. 8 We are btroubled on every side, yet not cdistressed; we are ccperplexed, but ||not in despair; 9 dPersecuted, but not eforsaken; fcast down, but not destroyed; 10 gAlways bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, hthat the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. 11 For we which live iare alway delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. 12 So then kdeath worketh in us, but life in you. 13 We having lthe same spirit mof faith, according as it is written, nI believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, oand therefore speak; 14 Knowing that phe which raised up the Lord Jesus qshall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall qqpresent us with you. 15 For rall things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might sthrough the thanksgiving of many redound tto the glory of God. 16 For which cause uwe faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet vthe inward man wis renewed day by day. 17 For xour light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us ya far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; 18 zWhile we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are atemporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
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