2 Corinthians 4:7-5:10 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
The Paradox of the Ministry. 7 [a]But we hold this treasure[b] in earthen vessels, that the surpassing power may be of God and not from us. 8 [c]We are afflicted in every way, but not constrained; perplexed, but not driven to despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed; 10 [d]always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our body. 11 For we who live are constantly being given up to death for the sake of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh.
12 [e]So death is at work in us, but life in you. 13 [f]Since, then, we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed, therefore I spoke,” we too believe and therefore speak, 14 knowing that the one who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and place us with you in his presence. 15 Everything indeed is for you, so that the grace bestowed in abundance on more and more people may cause the thanksgiving to overflow for the glory of God.
16 [g]Therefore, we are not discouraged;[h] rather, although our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. 17 For this momentary light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to what is seen but to what is unseen; for what is seen is transitory, but what is unseen is eternal.
Our Future Destiny. 1 For we know that if our earthly dwelling,[i] a tent, should be destroyed, we have a building from God, a dwelling not made with hands, eternal in heaven. 2 [j]For in this tent we groan, longing to be further clothed with our heavenly habitation 3 if indeed, when we have taken it off,[k] we shall not be found naked. 4 For while we are in this tent we groan and are weighed down, because we do not wish to be unclothed[l] but to be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. 5 Now the one who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a first installment.[m]
6 [n]So we are always courageous, although we know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, 7 for we walk by faith, not by sight. 8 Yet we are courageous, and we would rather leave the body and go home to the Lord. 9 Therefore, we aspire to please him, whether we are at home or away. 10 For we must all appear[o] before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive recompense, according to what he did in the body, whether good or evil.