For what (A)we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with (B)ourselves as your servants[a] for Jesus' sake. For God, who said, (C)“Let light shine out of darkness,” (D)has shone in our hearts to give (E)the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Treasure in Jars of Clay

But we have this treasure in (F)jars of clay, (G)to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are (H)afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but (I)not forsaken; (J)struck down, but not destroyed; 10 (K)always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, (L)so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. 11 For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus' sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. 12 So (M)death is at work in us, but life in you.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Corinthians 4:5 Or slaves (for the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface)

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