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2 Corinthians 4 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Unchecked Copy Box2Co 4:1 - Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we received mercy, we do not lose heart,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 4:2 - but we have renounced the things hidden because of shame, not walking in trickery nor distorting the word of God, but by the open proclamation of the truth commending ourselves to every person’s conscience in the sight of God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 4:3 - And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled [fn]to those who are perishing,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 4:4 - in whose case the god of this [fn]world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that [fn]they will not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 4:5 - For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants [fn]on account of Jesus.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 4:6 - For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 4:7 - But we have this treasure in [fn]earthen containers, so that the extraordinary greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves;
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 4:8 - we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing;
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 4:9 - persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed;
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 4:10 - always carrying around in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 4:11 - For we who live are constantly being handed over to death because of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our mortal flesh.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 4:12 - So death works in us, but life in you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 4:13 - But having the same spirit of faith, according to what is written: “I BELIEVED, THEREFORE I SPOKE,” we also believe, therefore we also speak,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 4:14 - knowing that He who raised the Lord Jesus will also raise us with Jesus, and will present us with you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 4:15 - For all things are for your sakes, so that grace, having [fn]spread to more and more people, will cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 4:16 - Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer person is decaying, yet our inner person is being renewed day by day.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 4:17 - For our momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 4:18 - while we 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.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit among
Lit age
Or the light...image of God, will not shine upon them
Two early mss through Jesus
Or earthenware containers
Lit multiplied through the many

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