2 Corinthians 4:15
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New International Version
All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.

New Living Translation
All of this is for your benefit. And as God's grace reaches more and more people, there will be great thanksgiving, and God will receive more and more glory.

English Standard Version
For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

New American Standard Bible
For all things are for your sakes, so that the grace which is spreading to more and more people may cause the giving of thanks to abound to the glory of God.

King James Bible
For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Indeed, everything is for your benefit, so that grace, extended through more and more people, may cause thanksgiving to increase to God's glory.

International Standard Version
All this is for your sake so that, as his grace spreads, more and more people will give thanks and glorify God.

NET Bible
For all these things are for your sake, so that the grace that is including more and more people may cause thanksgiving to increase to the glory of God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For everything is for your sakes, and when grace abounds, thanksgiving will abound by the many to the glory of God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All this is for your sake so that, as God's kindness overflows in the lives of many people, it will produce even more thanksgiving to the glory of God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For we suffer all these things for your sakes that the grace abounding through many may in the thanksgiving redound to the glory of God.

King James 2000 Bible
For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many increase to the glory of God.

American King James Version
For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

American Standard Version
For all things are for your sakes, that the grace, being multiplied through the many, may cause the thanksgiving to abound unto the glory of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For all things are for your sakes; that the grace abounding through many, may abound in thanksgiving unto the glory of God.

Darby Bible Translation
For all things [are] for your sakes, that the grace abounding through the many may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God.

English Revised Version
For all things are for your sakes, that the grace, being multiplied through the many, may cause the thanksgiving to abound unto the glory of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace may, through the thanksgiving of many, redound to the glory of God.

Weymouth New Testament
For everything is for your sakes, in order that grace, being more richly bestowed because of the thanksgivings of the increased number, may more and more promote the glory of God.

World English Bible
For all things are for your sakes, that the grace, being multiplied through the many, may cause the thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God.

Young's Literal Translation
for the all things are because of you, that the grace having been multiplied, because of the thanksgiving of the more, may abound to the glory of God;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

4:13-18 The grace of faith is an effectual remedy against fainting in times of trouble. They knew that Christ was raised, and that his resurrection was an earnest and assurance of theirs. The hope of this resurrection will encourage in a suffering day, and set us above the fear of death. Also, their sufferings were for the advantage of the church, and to God's glory. The sufferings of Christ's ministers, as well as their preaching and conversation, are for the good of the church and the glory of God. The prospect of eternal life and happiness was their support and comfort. What sense was ready to pronounce heavy and long, grievous and tedious, faith perceived to be light and short, and but for a moment. The weight of all temporal afflictions was lightness itself, while the glory to come was a substance, weighty, and lasting beyond description. If the apostle could call his heavy and long-continued trials light, and but for a moment, what must our trifling difficulties be! Faith enables to make this right judgment of things. There are unseen things, as well as things that are seen. And there is this vast difference between them; unseen things are eternal, seen things but temporal, or temporary only. Let us then look off from the things which are seen; let us cease to seek for worldly advantages, or to fear present distresses. Let us give diligence to make our future happiness sure.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 15. - All things are for your sakes. St. Paul has already implied that his life is not his own (2 Corinthians 1:6; setup. 1 Corinthians 3:22, 23), and he recurs to the same thought in Colossians 1:24, and repeats once again towards the close of his life: "I endure all things for the elect's sakes" (2 Timothy 2:10). Might ... redound. The verb perisseuo may mean either "I abound" or "I make to abound" as in 2 Corinthians 9:8 and Ephesians 1:8. Here there is a similar thought to that expressed in 2 Corinthians 1:11, and the best rendering is, In order that the Divine favour, being multiplied through the greater number (of those who share in it), may make the thanksgiving (which it excites) abound to the honour of God.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For all things are for your sakes;.... This is a very large and comprehensive expression, and reaches to all the things of Christ, as well as of his ministers. The incarnation, obedience, death, and resurrection of Christ, are all for the sake of God's elect; and so the ministry of his apostles and servants, their gifts, graces, comforts, and experiences; and so likewise all their reproaches, afflictions, and persecutions; see 2 Corinthians 1:6. These were endured for their sakes, and tended to their establishment in the faith; were for the furtherance of the Gospel, and of the faith and joy of saints; and this gave no small pleasure and relief to them under their sufferings, that they were of such use to others. Moreover, all their deliverances, when in any imminent danger; were for the sake of the churches:

that the abundant grace; held forth in their ministrations, manifestly to be seen in supporting them under their troubles, and delivering them out of them:

might through the thanksgiving of many; for such appearances of divine goodness, see 2 Corinthians 1:11

redound to the glory of God; which is another thing that yielded them a pleasing satisfaction, in all their distresses for the sake of Christ, and his Gospel.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

15. For—Confirming his assertion "with you" (2Co 4:14), and "life … worketh in you" (2Co 4:12).

all things—whether the afflictions and labors of us ministers (2Co 4:8-11), or your prosperity (2Co 4:12; 1Co 3:21, 22; 4:8-13).

for your sakes—(2Ti 2:10).

abundant grace, &c.—rather, "That grace (the grace which preserves us in trials and works life in you), being made the greater (multiplied), by means of the greater number (of its recipients), may cause the thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God." [Chrysostom] (2Co 1:11; 9:11, 12). The Greek is susceptible also of this translation, "That grace, being made the greater (multiplied) on account of the thanksgiving of the greater number (for grace already received), may abound (abundantly redound) to," &c. Thus the Greek for "abound" has not to be taken in an active sense, but in its ordinary neuter sense, and so the other Greek words. Thanksgiving invites more abundant grace (2Ch 20:19-22; Ps 18:3; 50:23).

2 Corinthians 4:15 Additional Commentaries
Context
Treasures in Jars of Clay
14knowing that He who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and will present us with you. 15For all things are for your sakes, so that the grace which is spreading to more and more people may cause the giving of thanks to abound to the glory of God. 16Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.…
Cross References
Romans 8:28
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

1 Corinthians 9:19
Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible.

2 Corinthians 1:6
If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer.

2 Corinthians 1:11
as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.

1 Timothy 1:14
The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.
Treasury of Scripture

For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

all.

2 Corinthians 1:4-6 Who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort …

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love …

1 Corinthians 3:21-23 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours…

Colossians 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which …

2 Timothy 2:10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may …

the abundant.

2 Corinthians 1:11 You also helping together by prayer for us…

2 Corinthians 8:19 And not that only, but who was also chosen of the churches to travel …

2 Corinthians 9:11,12 Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causes …

Psalm 50:14,23 Offer to God thanksgiving; and pay your vows to the most High…

Galatians 1:24 And they glorified God in me.

Ephesians 3:20,21 Now to him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that …

Colossians 3:16,17 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching …

Hebrews 13:15,16 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, …

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, …

1 Peter 4:11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man …

Revelation 4:8-11 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they …

Revelation 5:8-14 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty …

Revelation 19:4-6 And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and …

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