2 Corinthians 4:12
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New International Version
So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.

New Living Translation
So we live in the face of death, but this has resulted in eternal life for you.

English Standard Version
So death is at work in us, but life in you.

Berean Study Bible
So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.

Berean Literal Bible
So then, death works in us, but life in you.

New American Standard Bible
So death works in us, but life in you.

King James Bible
So then death worketh in us, but life in you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So death works in us, but life in you.

International Standard Version
And so death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.

NET Bible
As a result, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.

New Heart English Bible
So then death works in us, but life in you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Now death labors in us and life in you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.

New American Standard 1977
So death works in us, but life in you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So then death works in us, but life in you.

King James 2000 Bible
So then death works in us, but life in you.

American King James Version
So then death works in us, but life in you.

American Standard Version
So then death worketh in us, but life in you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So then death worketh in us, but life in you.

Darby Bible Translation
so that death works in us, but life in you.

English Revised Version
So then death worketh in us, but life in you.

Webster's Bible Translation
So then death worketh in us, but life in you.

Weymouth New Testament
Thus we are constantly dying, while you are in full enjoyment of Life.

World English Bible
So then death works in us, but life in you.

Young's Literal Translation
so that, the death indeed in us doth work, and the life in you.
Study Bible
Treasures in Jars of Clay
11For we who are alive are always consigned to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our mortal bodies. 12So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you. 13And in keeping with what is written: “I believed, therefore I have spoken,” we who have the same spirit of faith also believe and therefore speak,…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 4:11
For we who are alive are always consigned to death for Jesus' sake, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our mortal bodies.

2 Corinthians 4:13
And in keeping with what is written: "I believed, therefore I have spoken," we who have the same spirit of faith also believe and therefore speak,
Treasury of Scripture

So then death works in us, but life in you.

death.

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2 Corinthians 13:9 For we are glad, when we are weak, and you are strong: and this also …

Acts 20:24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear to …

1 Corinthians 4:10 We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ; we are …

Philippians 2:17,30 Yes, and if I be offered on the sacrifice and service of your faith, …

1 John 3:16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life …

(12) So then death worketh in us, but life in you.--"Life" is here clearly used in its higher spiritual sense, as in the preceding verse. We trace in the words something of the same pathos as in 1Corinthians 4:8-13, without the irony which is there perceptible. "You," he seems to say, "reap the fruit of my sufferings. The 'dying' is all my own; you know nothing of that conflict with pain and weakness; but the 'life' which is the result of that experience works in you as well as in me, and finds in you the chief sphere of its operation."

Verse 12. - So then. In accordance with what he has just said. Death worketh in us, but life in you. The life of us apostles is a constant death (Romans 8:36); but of this daily dying you reap the benefits; our dying is your living; our afflictions become to you a source of consolation and joy (2 Corinthians 1:6; Philippians 2:17). So then death worketh in us,.... This is the conclusion of the foregoing account, or the inference deduced from it; either the death, or dying of Christ, that is, the sufferings of his body, the church, for his sake, "is wrought in us"; fulfilled and perfected in us; see Colossians 1:24 or rather a corporeal death has seized upon us; the seeds of death are in us; our flesh, our bodies are mortal, dying off apace; death has already attacked us, is working on our constitutions gradually, and unpinning our tabernacles, which in a short time will be wholly took down and laid in the dust:

but life in you. Some understand these words as spoken ironically, like those in 1 Corinthians 4:8 but the apostle seems not to be speaking in such a strain, but in the most serious manner, and about things solemn and awful; and his meaning is, ours is the sorrow, the trouble, the affliction, and death itself, yours is the gain, the joy, the pleasure, and life; what we get by preaching the Gospel are reproach, persecution, and death; but this Gospel we preach at such expense is the savour of life unto life to you, and is the means of maintaining spiritual life in your souls, and of nourishing you up unto eternal life; and which is no small encouragement to us to go on in our work with boldness and cheerfulness: or these words regard the different state and condition of the apostle, and other ministers, and of the Corinthians; the one were in adversity, and the other in prosperity. 12. The "death" of Christ manifested in the continual "perishing of our outward man" (2Co 4:16), works peculiarly in us, and is the means of working spiritual "life" in you. The life whereof we witness in our bodily dying, extends beyond ourselves, and is brought by our very dying to you.4:8-12 The apostles were great sufferers, yet they met with wonderful support. Believers may be forsaken of their friends, as well as persecuted by enemies; but their God will never leave them nor forsake them. There may be fears within, as well as fightings without; yet we are not destroyed. The apostle speaks of their sufferings as a counterpart of the sufferings of Christ, that people might see the power of Christ's resurrection, and of grace in and from the living Jesus. In comparison with them, other Christians were, even at that time, in prosperous circumstances.
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