Bible Book List

2 Corinthians 4 Mounce Reverse-Interlinear New Testament (MOUNCE)

Therefore dia houtos since we have echō · ho this houtos ministry diakonia, just as kathōs we have received mercy eleeō, we are not ou discouraged. But alla we have renounced apeipon · ho shameful aischunē hidden kryptos deeds . · ho We do not practice peripateō cunning panourgia, nor mēde do we tamper doloō with the ho word logos of ho God theos, but alla by the ho open declaration phanerōsis of ho truth alētheia we commend synistēmi ourselves heautou to pros every pas person' s anthrōpos conscience syneidēsis in the sight enōpion of · ho God theos. But de even kai if ei our hēmeis gospel euangelion is eimi veiled kalyptō, · ho it is eimi veiled kalyptō only to en those ho who are perishing apollymi, in en whose hos case the ho god theos of ho this houtos world aiōn has blinded typhloō the ho minds noēma of the ho unbelievers apistos, so eis that they cannot see augazō the ho light phōtismos of the ho gospel euangelion of the ho glory doxa of ho Christ Christos, who hos is eimi the image eikōn of ho God theos. For gar we do kēryssō not ou proclaim kēryssō ourselves heautou, but alla Jesus Iēsous Christ Christos as Lord kyrios, and de ourselves heautou as your hymeis slaves for dia Jesus’ Iēsous sake. For hoti it is the ho God theos who ho said legō, “ Out of ek darkness skotos light phōs will shine lampō,” who hos has flooded lampō · ho our hēmeis hearts kardia with pros the light phōtismos of the ho glorious doxa knowledge gnōsis · ho of ho God theos in en the face prosōpon of Christ Christos.

But de we have echō · ho this houtos treasure thēsauros in en clay ostrakinos pots skeuos, so that hina the ho surpassing hyperbolē · ho power dynamis belongs eimi to ho God theos and kai does not come from ek us hēmeis. We are under pressure thlibō from en every pas side , but alla not ou crushed stenochōreō; bewildered aporeō, but alla not ou driven to despair exaporeō; persecuted diōkō, but alla not ou abandoned enkataleipō; knocked kataballō down , but alla not ou knocked apollymi out ; 10 always pantote carrying about peripherō in en the ho body sōma the ho dying nekrōsis of ho Jesus Iēsous, so that hina the ho life zōē of ho Jesus Iēsous may phaneroō also kai be displayed phaneroō in en · ho our hēmeis bodies sōma. 11 For gar we hēmeis who ho live zaō are paradidōmi constantly aei being handed over paradidōmi to eis death thanatos for the sake dia of Jesus Iēsous, so that hina the ho life zōē of ho Jesus Iēsous also kai may be manifested phaneroō in en · ho our hēmeis mortal thnētos flesh sarx. 12 Thus hōste · ho death thanatos is at work energeō in en us hēmeis, · ho but de life zōē in en you hymeis.

13 But de since we have echō the ho same autos spirit pneuma of ho faith pistis as that kata which ho stands written graphō, “ I believed pisteuō; therefore dio I spoke laleō,” we hēmeis too kai believe pisteuō, and kai thus dio we speak laleō, 14 knowing oida that hoti the ho one who raised egeirō the ho Lord kyrios Jesus Iēsous will raise egeirō us hēmeis also kai with syn Jesus Iēsous and kai bring paristēmi us, together with syn you hymeis, before him. 15 · ho For gar all pas these things are for dia your hymeis sake, so that hina as · ho grace charis extends pleonazō to dia · ho more and more polys people , it may increase perisseuō · ho thanksgiving eucharistia to eis the ho glory doxa of ho God theos. 16 So dio we are not ou discouraged, but alla even kai if ei · ho our hēmeis outward exō man anthrōpos is wasting away diaphtheirō, · ho our hēmeis inward esō man is being renewed anakainoō day hēmera by kai day hēmera. 17 · ho For gar our hēmeis momentary parautika lightness elaphros of ho affliction thlipsis is producing katergazomai for us hēmeis an eternal aiōnios weight baros of glory doxa far kata beyond hyperbolē all eis comparison hyperbolē, 18 as skopeō we hēmeis look skopeō not on skopeō what ho can be seen blepō, but alla on the ho unseen mē blepō; for gar what ho can be seen blepō is temporary proskairos, but de what ho cannot be seen blepō is eternal aiōnios.

Mounce Reverse-Interlinear New Testament (MOUNCE)

The Mounce Reverse-Interlinear™ New Testament (MOUNCE) Copyright © 2011 by William D. Mounce. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.
“Reverse-Interlinear” is a trademark of William D. Mounce.

2 Corinthians 4 New International Version (NIV)

Present Weakness and Resurrection Life

Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart. Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God. And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,”[a] made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 10 We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. 11 For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body. 12 So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.

13 It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.”[b] Since we have that same spirit of[c] faith, we also believe and therefore speak, 14 because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you to himself. 15 All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.

16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.


  1. 2 Corinthians 4:6 Gen. 1:3
  2. 2 Corinthians 4:13 Psalm 116:10 (see Septuagint)
  3. 2 Corinthians 4:13 Or Spirit-given
New International Version (NIV)

Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

Viewing of
Cross references