2 Corinthians

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1 Paul declareth his unwearied zeal and integrity in preaching the gospel; 3 so that if any see not the truth of it, it must be owing to their corrupt hearts, not to want of clear light. 7 The weakness and sufferings he was exposed to redounded to the praise of God's power. 12 That which animated him in undergoing them for the church's sake was the assurance of a more exceeding and eternal reward.


aTHEREFORE seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;


bBut have renounced the hidden things of 1dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of cthe truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.


But if dour gospel be hid, eit is hid to them that are lost:


In whom fthe god of this world hath gblinded the minds of them which believe not, lest hthe light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is ithe image of God, should shine unto them.


For we preach jnot ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.


For God, kwho commanded the light to shine out of darkness, 2hath lshined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God min the face of Jesus Christ.


But we have nthis treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.


oWe are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not 3in despair;


pPersecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;


qAlways bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, rthat the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

r Ro. 6.8.

sFor we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.


So then tdeath worketh in us, but life in you.


We having uthe same spirit of faith, according as it is written, vI believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;


wKnowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.


xFor all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many *redound to the glory of God.


yFor which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet zthe inward man is renewed day by day.


aFor our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;


While bwe look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.