In this chapter we have an account, I. Of the constancy of the apostle and his fellow-labourers in their work. Their constancy in declared (2 Cor. 4:1), their sincerity is vouched (2 Cor. 4:2), an objection is obviated (2 Cor. 4:3, 4), and their integrity proved, 2 Cor. 4:5-7. II. Of their courage and patience under their sufferings. Where see what their sufferings were, together with their allays (2 Cor. 4:8-12), and what it was that kept them from sinking and fainting under them, 2 Cor. 4:13-18.