2 Corinthians 4
He declareth how he hath used all sincerity and faithful diligence in preaching the Gospel,
2 Corinthians 4:1 Therfore, seyng that we haue such a ministerie, as we haue receaued mercie, we faynt not: 2 Corinthians 4:2 But haue cast from vs the clokes of vnhonestie, and walke not in craftynesse, neither handle we the word of God disceitefully, but in openyng of the trueth, and report our selues to euery mans conscience in the syght of God. 2 Corinthians 4:3 Yf our Gospell be yet hyd, it is hyd in them that are lost: 2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this worlde hath blinded the myndes of them whiche beleue not, lest the lyght of the Gospell of the glorie of Christe (which is the image of God) should shine vnto them. 2 Corinthians 4:5 For we preache not our selues, but Christe Iesus the Lord, and our selues your seruauntes for Iesus sake. 2 Corinthians 4:6 For it is God that commaundeth the lyght to shine out of darknesse, whiche hath shined in our heartes, for to geue the lyght of the knowledge of the glorie of God, in the face of Iesus Christe.
and how the troubles and persecutions which he daily endured for the same did redound to the praise of God's power,
2 Corinthians 4:7 But we haue this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellencie of the power be Gods, and not ours. 2 Corinthians 4:8 We are troubled on euery syde, yet are we not without shyft. We are in pouertie, but not vtterly without somewhat. 2 Corinthians 4:9 We suffer persecution, but are not forsaken therin. We are cast downe, but we perisshe not. 2 Corinthians 4:10 We alwayes beare about in the body the dying of the Lorde Iesus, that the lyfe of Iesus myght also appeare in our bodie. 2 Corinthians 4:11 For we which lyue, are alwayes deliuered vnto death for Iesus sake, that the lyfe also of Iesu myght appeare in our mortall flesshe.
to the benefit of the Church,
2 Corinthians 4:12 So then, death worketh in vs, but life in you. 2 Corinthians 4:13 Seing then that we haue the same spirite of fayth (accordyng as it is written, I beleued, and therefore haue I spoken) We also beleue, and therefore speake. 2 Corinthians 4:14 For we knowe, that he which raysed vp the Lorde Iesus, shall rayse vp vs also by the meanes of Iesus, and shall set vs with you. 2 Corinthians 4:15 For all thynges [do] for your [sakes,] that the plenteous grace, by thankes geuyng of many, may redounde to the prayse of God.
and to the apostle's own eternal glory.
2 Corinthians 4:16 Wherefore we are not weryed: But though our outwarde man perishe, yet the inwarde man is renued day by day. 2 Corinthians 4:17 For our exceedyng tribulation which is momentanie & lyght, prepareth an exceedyng and an eternall wayght of glorie vnto vs. 2 Corinthians 4:18 Whyle we loke not on the thynges whiche are seene, but on the thynges which are not seene. For the thynges which are seene, are temporall: but the things which are not seene, are eternal.