2 Corinthians: Chapter 04

The Second Epistle to the Corinthians. The 4th Chapter
Ver.
Wycliffe (1382/95)
Tyndale (1526)
Geneva (1560)
King James (1611)
4:1 Therefore we having this administration, after this that we have gotten mercy, fail we not, Therefore seeing that we have such an office, even as mercy is come on us, we faint not: Therefore, seeing that we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not: Therefore, seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy we faint not:
4:2 but do away the privy things of shame, not walking in subtle guile, neither adulterating the word of God, but in shewing of the truth commending ourselves to each conscience of men before God. but have cast from us the clokes of unhonesty, and walk not in craftiness, neither corrupt we the word of God: but walk in open truth, and report ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. But have cast from us the clokes of shame & walk not in craftiness, neither handle we the word of God deceitfully: but in declaration of the truth we approve ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. 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.
4:3 For if also our gospel is covered, in these that perish it is covered; If our gospel be yet hid, it is hid among them that are lost, If our Gospel be then hid, it is hid to them, that are lost. But if our Gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
4:4 in which the god of this world hath blinded the souls of men out of belief, that the lighting of the gospel of the glory of Christ, that is the image of God, shine not. in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest should shine unto them the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, which is the image of God, In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds, that is, of the infidels, that the light of the glorious Gospel of Christ, which is the image of God, should not shine unto them. 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.
4:5 Soothly we preach not ourselves, but Jesus Christ our Lord; and us your servants by Jesus. for we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the lord, and preach ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake. For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake. For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.
4:6 For God, that said the light to shine of darknesses, he hath enlightened in our hearts, to the illumining of the science of the clearness of God, in the face of Jesus Christ. For it is god that commanded the light to shine out of darkness, which hath shined in our hearts, for to give the light of knowledge of the glorious god, in the face of Jesus Christ. For God that commanded the light to shine out of darkness, is he which hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 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.
4:7 And we have this treasure in brittle vessels, that the highness be of God’s virtue, and not of us. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels that the excellent power of it might appear to be of God, and not of us. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of that power might be of God and not of us. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
4:8 In all things we suffer tribulation, but we be not made strait thereby in soul; we be made poor, but we be not destitute; We are troubled on every side, yet are we not without shift. We are in poverty: but not utterly without somewhat. We are afflicted on every side, yet are we not in distress: in poverty, but not overcome of poverty. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair,
4:9 we suffer persecution, but we be not forsaken; we be made low, but we be not confounded; we be cast down, but we perish not. We are persecuted: but are not forsaken. We are cast down: nevertheless we perish not We are persecuted, but not forsaken: cast down, but we perish not. Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed.
4:10 Evermore bearing about the mortifying of Jesus Christ in our body, that also the life of Jesus be shewed in our bodies. And we always bear in our bodies the dying of the lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus might appear in our bodies. Every where we bear about in our body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus might also be made manifest in our bodies. 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.
4:11 For evermore we that live, be taken into death for Jesus, that and the life of Jesus be shewed in our deadly flesh. For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might appear in our mortal flesh. For we which live, are always delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. 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.
4:12 Therefore death worketh in us, but life in you. So then death worketh in us, and life in you. So then death worketh in us, and life in you. So then death worketh in us, but life in you.
4:13 Forsooth having the same spirit of faith, as it is written, I have believed, wherefore I have spoken; and we believe, wherefore also we speak; Seeing then that we have the same spirit of faith, according as it is written (I believed and therefore have I spoken) we also believe, and therefore speak. And because we have the same Spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, & therefore have I spoken, we also believe, and therefore speak, 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.
4:14 witting that he that raised Jesus, shall raise up also us with Jesus, and shall ordain us with you. For we know that he which raised up the lord Jesus, shall raise up us also by the means of Jesus, and shall set us with you, Knowing that he which hath raised up the Lord Jesus, shall raise us up also by Jesus, and shall set us with you. Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus, shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.
4:15 Soothly all things be done for you, that grace being plenteous by many in doing of thanks be plenteous into glory of God. for all things I do for your sakes, that the plenteous grace by thanks given of many, may redound to the praise of God. For all things are for your sakes that most plenteous grace by the thanksgiving of many may redound to the praise of God. For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might, through the thanksgiving of many, redound to the glory of God.
4:16 For which thing we fail not, but though our outer man be corrupted; nevertheless the inner man is renewed from day to day. Wherefore we are not wearied, but though our utward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. Therefore we faint not, but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed daily. For which cause we faint not, but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
4:17 But that light thing of our tribulation that lasteth now, but as it were by a moment, worketh over manner, into highness the everlasting weight of glory in us; For our exceeding tribulation, which is momentany and light, prepareth an exceeding, and eternal weight of glory unto us, For our light affliction which is but for a moment, causeth unto us a far most excellent & an eternal weight of glory: For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory,
4:18 while that we behold not those things that be seen, but those things that be not seen. Soothly those things that be seen, be temporal; forsooth those things that be not seen, be eternal. while we look not on the things which are seen, but on the things which are not seen. For things which are seen are temporal: and things which are not seen are eternal. While we look not on the things which are seen, but on the things, which are not seen: for the things which are seen, are temporal: but the things which are not seen, are eternal. 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.
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