But even if our gospel is veiled, (A)it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds (B)the god of this age (C)has blinded, who do not believe, lest (D)the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, (E)who is the image of God, should shine on them.

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If the Good News we preach is hidden behind a veil, it is hidden only from people who are perishing. Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.

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But even if our gospel is [in some sense] hidden [behind a veil], it is hidden [only] to those who are perishing; among them the god of this world [Satan] has blinded the minds of the unbelieving to prevent them from seeing the illuminating light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

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But if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. In their case, the god of this age(A) has blinded the minds of the unbelievers so they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ,[a](B) who is the image of God.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Corinthians 4:4 Or the gospel of the glorious Christ, or the glorious gospel of Christ

But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

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