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16 Therefore we do not despair,[a] but even if our physical body[b] is wearing away, our inner person[c] is being renewed day by day. 17 For our momentary, light suffering[d] is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison 18 because we are not looking at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen. For what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal.

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  1. 2 Corinthians 4:16 tn Or “do not lose heart.”
  2. 2 Corinthians 4:16 tn Grk “our outer man.”
  3. 2 Corinthians 4:16 tn Grk “our inner [man].”
  4. 2 Corinthians 4:17 tn Grk “momentary lightness of affliction.”