Coverdale Bible

2 Corinthians 4

He declareth how he hath used all sincerity and faithful diligence in preaching the Gospel,

2 Corinthians 4:1 Therfore seynge we haue soch an office (euen as mercy is come vpon vs) we faynte not, 2 Corinthians 4:2 but cast from vs the clokes of vnhonestye, and walke not in craftines: nether corruppe we the worde of God but open the trueth, and reporte oure selues to euery mans conscyence in the sighte of God. 2 Corinthians 4:3 Yf oure Gospell be yet hyd, it is hyd in them that are lost: 2 Corinthians 4:4 amonge whom the God of this worlde hath blynded ye myndes of them which beleue not, that ye lighte of the Gospell of the glory of Christ (which is the ymage of God) shulde not shyne vnto them. 2 Corinthians 4:5 For we preach not or selues, but Iesus Christ to be the LORDE, and oure selues youre seruauntes for Iesus sake. 2 Corinthians 4:6 For God that comaunded the light to shyne out of darcknesse, hath geuen a cleare shyne in oure hertes, yt by vs ye light of ye knowlege of the glory of God mighte come forth, in the face of Iesus Christ.

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 this treasure haue we in earthen vessels, that ye power which excelleth might be of God, and not of vs. 2 Corinthians 4:8 We are troubled on euery syde, yet are we not without shift. We are in pouertie, but not vtterly without somwhat. 2 Corinthians 4:9 We are persecuted, but we are not forsaken. We are oppressed, neuertheles we perish not. 2 Corinthians 4:10 We allwayes beare aboute in oure body the dyenge of the LORDE Iesus yt the life also of the LORDE Iesus might appeare in oure body. 2 Corinthians 4:11 For we which lyue, are alwayes delyuered vnto death for Iesus sake, that the life also of Iesus might appeare in oure mortall flesh.

to the benefit of the Church,

2 Corinthians 4:12 Therfore is death now mightie in vs, but life in you. 2 Corinthians 4:13 But seynge that we haue the same sprete of faith (acordinge as it is wrytten: I beleued, and therfore haue I spoke.) we also beleue, & therfore we speake, 2 Corinthians 4:14 for we knowe that he, which raysed vp ye LORDE Iesus, shal rayse vs vp also by ye meanes of Iesus, and shal set vs with you. 2 Corinthians 4:15 For all thinges do I for youre sakes, that the pleteous grace by the thakesgeuynge of many, maye redounde to the prayse of God.

and to the apostle's own eternal glory.

2 Corinthians 4:16 Therfore are we not weery, but though or outwarde man be corrupte, yet the inwarde is renewed daye by daye. 2 Corinthians 4:17 For oure trouble, which is but temporall and lighte, worketh an exceadinge and an eternall weighte of glorye 2 Corinthians 4:18 vnto vs, which loke not on the thinges that are sene, but on them which are not sene. For ye thinges which are sene, are temporall: but the thinges that are not sene, are eternall.

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