King James Version2 Corinthians4

2 Corinthians

1 There­fore see­ing we have this min­istry, as we have re­ceived mer­cy, we faint not; 2 But have re­nounced the hid­den things of dis­hon­esty, not walk­ing in crafti­ness, nor han­dling the word of God de­ceit­ful­ly; but by man­i­fes­ta­tion of the truth com­mend­ing our­selves to ev­ery man's con­science in the sight of God. 3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: 4 In whom the god of this world hath blind­ed the minds of them which be­lieve not, lest the light of the glo­ri­ous gospel of Christ, who is the im­age of God, should shine unto them. 5 For we preach not our­selves, but Christ Je­sus the Lord; and our­selves your ser­vants for Je­sus' sake. 6 For God, who com­mand­ed the light to shine out of dark­ness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowl­edge of the glo­ry of God in the face of Je­sus Christ. 7 But we have this trea­sure in earth­en ves­sels, that the ex­cel­len­cy of the pow­er may be of God, and not of us. 8 We are trou­bled on ev­ery side, yet not dis­tressed; we are per­plexed, but not in de­spair; 9 Per­se­cut­ed, but not for­sak­en; cast down, but not de­stroyed; 10 Al­ways bear­ing about in the body the dy­ing of the Lord Je­sus, that the life also of Je­sus might be made man­i­fest in our body. 11 For 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. 12 So then death wor­keth in us, but life in you. 13 We hav­ing the same spir­it of faith, ac­cord­ing as it is writ­ten, I be­lieved, and there­fore have I spo­ken; we also be­lieve, and there­fore speak; 14 Know­ing that he which raised up the Lord Je­sus shall raise up us also by Je­sus, and shall pre­sent us with you. 15 For all things are for your sakes, that the abun­dant grace might through the thanks­giv­ing of many re­dound to the glo­ry of God. 16 For which cause we faint not; but though our out­ward man per­ish, yet the in­ward man is re­newed day by day. 17 For our light af­flic­tion, which is but for a mo­ment, wor­keth for us a far more ex­ceed­ing and eter­nal weight of glo­ry; 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.