For what we preach is not ourselves,(A) but Jesus Christ as Lord,(B) and ourselves as your servants(C) for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,”[a](D) made his light shine in our hearts(E) to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.(F)

But we have this treasure in jars of clay(G) to show that this all-surpassing power is from God(H) and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side,(I) but not crushed; perplexed,(J) but not in despair;

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  1. 2 Corinthians 4:6 Gen. 1:3

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