2 Corinthians 4
He declareth how he hath used all sincerity and faithful diligence in preaching the Gospel,
2 Corinthians 4:1 Therfore seynge that we haue suche an offyce, euen as mercye is come on vs, we faynte not: 2 Corinthians 4:2 but haue caste from vs the clokes of vnhonestye, and walke not in craftynes, neyther corrupte we þe word of God: but walke in open trueth, & reporte our selues to euerye mans conscience in the syght of God. 2 Corinthians 4:3 Yf oure Gospell be yet hyd, it is hyd among them that are loste, 2 Corinthians 4:4 in whome the God of thys worlde hath blynded the myndes of them which beleue not, leste the lyght of the gloryous gospell of Christe which is the ymage of God shoulde shyne vnto them. 2 Corinthians 4:5 For we preache not oure selues, but Christ Iesus to be the Lorde, and oure selues youre seuauntes for Iesus sake. 2 Corinthians 4:6 For it is God that commaunded the lighte to shyne out of darknes, whiche hath shyned in oure hertes, for to geue the lyghte of the knoweledge of the glorye 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 thys treasure in earthen vessels that the excellent power of it myght appeare to be of God, and not of vs. 2 Corinthians 4:8 We are troubled on euerye syde, yet are we not withoute shyfte. We are in pouerte, but not vtterlye withoute some what. 2 Corinthians 4:9 We are persecuted, but are not forsaken. We are caste doune, neuerthelesse we peryshe not. 2 Corinthians 4:10 And we alwayes beare in oure bodyes the dyinge of the Lorde Iesus, that the lyfe of Iesus myght appeare in oure bodyes. 2 Corinthians 4:11 For we whiche lyue are alwayes delyuered vnto deathe for Iesus sake, that the lyfe also of Iesu myghte appeare in oure mortall fleshe.
to the benefit of the Church,
2 Corinthians 4:12 So then death worketh in vs, and lyfe in you. 2 Corinthians 4:13 Seynge then we haue the same spirite of fayth, accordynge as it is writen: I beleued, & therfor haue I spoken. We also beleue, & therfore speake. 2 Corinthians 4:14 For we knowe þt he which raysed vp þe Lord Iesus, shal rayse vp vs also by the meanes of Iesus, & shall set vs wt you. 2 Corinthians 4:15 For all thynges do I for youre sakes, that the plentuous grace by thankes geuen of manye, maye redounde to the prayse of God.
and to the apostle's own eternal glory.
2 Corinthians 4:16 Wherfor we are not weryed, but though oure outwarde man perysh: yet the inwarde man is renewed daye by daye. 2 Corinthians 4:17 For oure excedynge trybulation whiche is momentanye and lyghte, prepareth an excedynge and eternall wayghte of glory vnto vs, 2 Corinthians 4:18 whyle we loke not on the thinges whiche are sene, but on the thinges which are not sene. For thynges whiche are sene, are temporall, but thynges whiche are not sene, are eternall.