16 So we do not lose heart. 13 It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.”[b](AE) Since we have that same spirit of[c] faith,(AF) we also believe and therefore speak, 14 because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead(AG) will also raise us with Jesus(AH) and present us with you to himself. The New Revised Standard Version of the Bible (NRSV) was published in 1989 and has received the widest acclaim and broadest support from academics and church leaders of any modern English translation.. 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the church of God that is in Corinth, including all the saints throughout Achaia: 2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, . Version Information. 6 For it is the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 5 For we do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake. 2 We have renounced the shameful things that one hides; we refuse to practice cunning or to falsify God’s word; but by the open statement of the truth we commend ourselves to the conscience of everyone in the sight of God. 2 Corinthians 4:1-12. 6 For it is the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. (D) On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience(E) in the sight of God. 4 In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 12 So death is at work in us, but life in you. New Revised Standard Version (NRSV), Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access, NRSV Catholic Bible, Gift Edition, Comfort Print, Leathersoft, Black, NRSV Catholic Thinline Bible, Comfort Print--soft leather-look, brown, The NRSV HarperCollins Study Bible, Revised and Updated Hardcover with Apocryphal and Deuterocanonical Books, NRSV Pew Bible with Apocrypha, Hardcover, Black, NRSV Single-Column Reference Bible, Comfort Print--premium goatskin leather, black, Premier Collection. Corinthians. 3 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. Used by permission. 4 In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. (AI) 15 All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving(AJ) to overflow to the glory of God. We have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways; we refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God's word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselv... Read verse in … 8 We are hard pressed on every side,(V) but not crushed; perplexed,(W) but not in despair; 9 persecuted,(X) but not abandoned;(Y) struck down, but not destroyed. 13 But just as we have the same spirit of faith that is in accordance with scripture—“I believed, and so I spoke”—we also believe, and so we speak, 14 because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus, and will bring us with you into his presence. 11 For while we live, we are always being given up to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus may be made visible in our mortal flesh. (M) 5 For what we preach is not ourselves,(N) but Jesus Christ as Lord,(O) and ourselves as your servants(P) for Jesus’ sake. 2 Corinthians 4 Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. 15 Yes, everything is for your sake, so that grace, as it extends to more and more people, may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 4 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) The Ministry of the Apostles 4 Think of us in this way, as servants of Christ and stewards of God’s mysteries. 2 Corinthians 4 (NRSV) Lyrics. New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Living by Faith - So we do not lose heart. 3 And even if our gospel(F) is veiled,(G) it is veiled to those who are perishing. 8 We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10 always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our bodies. (Z) 10 We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus,(AA) so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. 2 Corinthians 4:13 - 5:1 13 But just as we have the same spirit of faith that is in accordance with scripture—“I believed, and so I spoke” —we also believe, and so we speak, 14 because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus, and will bring us with you into his presence. 1 Think of us in this way, as servants of Christ and stewards of God's mysteries. It is the Lord who judges me. 4 In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 3 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 7 But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us. 4. 3 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by any human court. Treasure in Clay Jars. 3 But with me it is a very small thing … 12 So death is at work in us, but life in you. 2 Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy. 5 For we do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake. Used by permission. 3 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. Even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day. 4 Therefore, since through God’s mercy(A) we have this ministry, we do not lose heart. 5 For we do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake. 5 For we do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake. 17 For this slight momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all measure, 18 because we look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen; for what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal. 13 But just as we have the same spirit of faith that is in accordance with scripture—“I believed, and so I spoke”—we also believe, and so we speak, 14 because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus, and will bring us with you into his presence. All rights reserved worldwide. New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. 8 We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10 always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our bodies. 1 Therefore, since it is by God's mercy that we are engaged in this ministry, we do not lose heart. 16 So we do not lose heart. All rights reserved. 3 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 4 Therefore, since it is by God’s mercy that we are engaged in this ministry, we do not lose heart. 2 We have renounced the shameful things that one hides; we refuse to practise cunning or to falsify God’s word; but by the open statement of the truth we commend ourselves to the conscience of everyone in the sight of God. 1 Therefore, since it is by God's mercy that we are engaged in this ministry, we do not lose heart. (H) 4 The god(I) of this age(J) has blinded(K) the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ,(L) who is the image of God. Salutation. 2 Corinthians 4 (NRSV) Lyrics 1 Therefore, since it is by God's mercy that we are engaged in this ministry, we do not lose heart. 12 So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.(AD). 2 Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy. Salutation. (AK) Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly(AL) we are being renewed(AM) day by day. 2 Corinthians 4:3-6. Treasure in Clay Jars. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. 2 Corinthians 4 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Treasure in Clay Jars. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. 4 In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.