2 Corinthians 4
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The Light of the Gospel

1Therfore seynge we haue soch an office (euen as mercy is come vpon vs) we faynte not, 2but cast from vs the clokes of vnhonestye, and walke not in craftines: nether corruppe we the worde of God but open the trueth, and reporte oure selues to euery mans conscyence in the sighte of God. 3Yf oure Gospell be yet hyd, it is hyd in them that are lost: 4amonge whom the God of this worlde hath blynded ye myndes of them which beleue not, that ye lighte of the Gospell of the glory of Christ (which is the ymage of God) shulde not shyne vnto them. 5For we preach not or selues, but Iesus Christ to be the LORDE, and oure selues youre seruauntes for Iesus sake. 6For God that comaunded the light to shyne out of darcknesse, hath geuen a cleare shyne in oure hertes, yt by vs ye light of ye knowlege of the glory of God mighte come forth, in the face of Iesus Christ.

Treasure in Jars of Clay
(Romans 6:1–14)

7But this treasure haue we in earthen vessels, that ye power which excelleth might be of God, and not of vs. 8We are troubled on euery syde, yet are we not without shift. We are in pouertie, but not vtterly without somwhat. 9We are persecuted, but we are not forsaken. We are oppressed, neuertheles we perish not. 10We allwayes beare aboute in oure body the dyenge of the LORDE Iesus yt the life also of the LORDE Iesus might appeare in oure body. 11For we which lyue, are alwayes delyuered vnto death for Iesus sake, that the life also of Iesus might appeare in oure mortall flesh. 12Therfore is death now mightie in vs, but life in you.

13But seynge that we haue the same sprete of faith (acordinge as it is wrytten: I beleued, and therfore haue I spoke.) we also beleue, & therfore we speake, 14for we knowe that he, which raysed vp ye LORDE Iesus, shal rayse vs vp also by ye meanes of Iesus, and shal set vs with you. 15For all thinges do I for youre sakes, that the pleteous grace by the thakesgeuynge of many, maye redounde to the prayse of God.

16Therfore are we not weery, but though or outwarde man be corrupte, yet the inwarde is renewed daye by daye. 17For oure trouble, which is but temporall and lighte, worketh an exceadinge and an eternall weighte of glorye 18vnto vs, which loke not on the thinges that are sene, but on them which are not sene. For ye thinges which are sene, are temporall: but the thinges that are not sene, are eternall.

Coverdale Bible of 1535

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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