The Bible in Its Traditions

2 Corinthians 4:7–5:10

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But we have this treasure in clay vessels, so that the extraordinary character of the power may be of God and not of us;

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in everything being oppressed, yet not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;

In all things, we endure tribulation, yet we are not in anguish. We are constrained, yet we are not destitute.

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persecuted, but not abandoned; cast down, but not destroyed;

pursued, yet not forsaken; smitten down, yet not destroyed;

We suffer persecution, yet we have not been abandoned. We are thrown down, yet we do not perish.

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10  always carrying about in the body the dying of YHWH Jesus, so that also the life of Jesus may be revealed in our body.

10  We ever carry around the mortification of Jesus in our bodies, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies.

10  For we always bear in our bodies the death of Jesus, that the life of Jesus might also be made manifest in our bodies.

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11  For we who are living are always handed over to death for Jesus' sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifest in our body.

11  For if we who live are delivered to death for JesusÆ sake, so also will the life of Jesus be made manifest in our mortal bodies.

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12  So then death is working in us, but life in you.

12  Therefore, death is at work in us, and life is at work in you.

12  Thus death is close to us, but life is nigh to you.

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13  And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to that which is written, "I believed, and therefore I spoke,"we also believe, therefore we also speak,

13  But we have the same Spirit of faith. And just as it is written, “I believed, and for that reason I spoke,” so we also believe, and for that reason, we also speak.

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14  knowing that He who raised YHWH Jesus will also raise us through Jesus, and will present us together with you.

14  For we know that the One who raised up Jesus will raise us up also with Jesus and will place us with you.

15  For all things[ are] for your sakes, that grace, having spread through the many, may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God.

15  Thus, all is for you, so that grace, abounding through many in thanksgiving, may abound to the glory of God.

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16  Therefore we do not despair, but even if our outward man is being destroyed, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.

16  For this reason, we are not insufficient. But it is as though our outer man is corrupted, while our inner man is renewed from day to day.

16  For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

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17  For our momentary light affliction is working out for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory,

17  For though our tribulation is, at the present time, brief and light, it accomplishes in us the weight of a sublime eternal glory, beyond measure.

17  For while the troubles of the present time are little and light, a great and limitless glory for ever and ever is prepared for us.

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18  while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are for a season, but the things which are not seen last forever.

18  And we are contemplating, not the things that are seen, but the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are temporal, whereas the things that are not seen are eternal.

18  We do not rejoice in the things which are seen, but in the things which are not seen, for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

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5:1  For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made by hand, eternal in the heavens.

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5:2  For also in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven,

And for this reason also, we groan, desiring to be clothed from above with our habitation from heaven.

We also weary over this earthly house, earnestly longing to use our house which is in heaven.

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5:3  if indeed, having been clothed, we shall not be found naked.

If we are so clothed, then we will not be found to be naked.

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5:4  For we who are in this tent groan, being burdened, inasmuch as we do not desire to be stripped, but to put on [clothing], that that which is mortal may be swallowed up by life.

Then too, we who are in this tabernacle groan under the burden, because we do not want to be stripped, but rather to be clothed from above, so that what is mortal may be absorbed by life.

While we are in this earthly house, we groan because of its weight: yet we are unwilling to leave it, but rather wish to add to it, so that death will be overcome by life.

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5:5  Now He who has prepared us for this same thing is God, who also gave to us the down payment of the Spirit.

Now he that wrought us for this very thing is God, who gave unto us the earnest of the Spirit.

Now the One who accomplishes this very thing in us is God, who has given us the pledge of the Spirit.

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5:6  Therefore always being confident, and knowing that while we are in the body, we are away from home from YHWH

Being therefore always of good courage, and knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord

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5:7  (for we walk by faith, not by sight),

For we walk by means of faith, and not by sight.

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5:8  but we are confident and prefer rather to be away from home from the body, and to be at home with YHWH.

we are of good courage, I say, and are willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be at home with the Lord.

This is why we are confident, and anxious to be absent from the body, and to be present with our LORD.

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5:9  Therefore also we have as our ambition, whether being at home, or being away from home, to be well pleasing to Him.

And thus we struggle, whether absent or present, to please him.

Wherefore we endeavor, that, whether present or absent, we may be pleasing to him.

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5:10  For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, in accordance with the things which he did, whether good or bad.

10  For it is necessary for us to be manifested before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive the proper things of the body, according to his behavior, whether it was good or evil.