THE SECOND EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE
Gospel light shines on the saints—Mortal trials are nothing as contrasted with eternal glory.
seeing we have this ministry, as we have received amercy
, we faint not;
But have arenounced
the hidden things of bdishonesty
, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God cdeceitfully
; but by manifestation of the dtruth
commending ourselves to every man’s econscience
in the sight of God.
But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
For we apreach
not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your bservants
for Jesus’ sake.
For God, who acommanded
the light to shine out of darkness, hath bshined
in our hearts, to give
of the knowledge of the dglory
of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the apower
may be of God, and not of us.
We are atroubled
on every side, yet not distressed; we are
perplexed, but not in bdespair
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.
For we which live are alway delivered unto adeath
for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our bmortal
So then death worketh in us, but life in you.
We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I abelieved
, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore bspeak
Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.
For all things are
for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the athanksgiving
of many redound to the glory of God.
For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the ainward man
is renewed day by day.
For our light aaffliction
, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and beternal cweight
While we look not at the things which are aseen
, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are
temporal; but the things which are not bseen are ceternal