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Second letter of Paul to the Corinthians Chapter 4
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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 [Note 1] 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.

Note 1: I = Paul

1 ideo habentes hanc ministrationem iuxta quod misericordiam consecuti sumus non deficimus
2 sed abdicamus occulta dedecoris non ambulantes in astutia neque adulterantes verbum Dei sed in manifestatione veritatis commendantes nosmet ipsos ad omnem conscientiam hominum coram Deo
3 quod si etiam opertum est evangelium nostrum in his qui pereunt est opertum
4 in quibus deus huius saeculi excaecavit mentes infidelium ut non fulgeat inluminatio evangelii gloriae Christi qui est imago Dei
5 non enim nosmet ipsos praedicamus sed Iesum Christum Dominum nos autem servos vestros per Iesum
6 quoniam Deus qui dixit de tenebris lucem splendescere qui inluxit in cordibus nostris ad inluminationem scientiae claritatis Dei in facie Christi Iesu
7 habemus autem thesaurum istum in vasis fictilibus ut sublimitas sit virtutis Dei et non ex nobis
8 in omnibus tribulationem patimur sed non angustiamur aporiamur sed non destituimur
9 persecutionem patimur sed non derelinquimur deicimur sed non perimus
10 semper mortificationem Iesu in corpore nostro circumferentes ut et vita Iesu in corporibus nostris manifestetur
11 semper enim nos qui vivimus in mortem tradimur propter Iesum ut et vita Iesu manifestetur in carne nostra mortali
12 ergo mors in nobis operatur vita autem in vobis
13 habentes autem eundem spiritum fidei sicut scriptum est credidi propter quod locutus sum et nos credimus propter quod et loquimur
14 scientes quoniam qui suscitavit Iesum et nos cum Iesu suscitabit et constituet vobiscum
15 omnia enim propter vos ut gratia abundans per multos gratiarum actione abundet in gloriam Dei
16 propter quod non deficimus sed licet is qui foris est noster homo corrumpitur tamen is qui intus est renovatur de die in diem
17 id enim quod in praesenti est momentaneum et leve tribulationis nostrae supra modum in sublimitatem aeternum gloriae pondus operatur nobis
18 non contemplantibus nobis quae videntur sed quae non videntur quae enim videntur temporalia sunt quae autem non videntur aeterna sunt