2 Corinthians 4:17
Parallel Verses
New International Version
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.

New Living Translation
For our present troubles are small and won't last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!

English Standard Version
For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison,

Berean Study Bible
For our light and temporary affliction is producing for us an eternal glory that far outweighs our troubles.

Berean Literal Bible
For the momentary lightness of our affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory, far surpassing to excessiveness.

New American Standard Bible
For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison,

King James Bible
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For our momentary light affliction is producing for us an absolutely incomparable eternal weight of glory.

International Standard Version
This light, temporary nature of our suffering is producing for us an everlasting weight of glory, far beyond any comparison,

NET Bible
For our momentary, light suffering is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For the suffering of this time, while very small and swift, prepares us great glory without limits for the eternity of eternities.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Our suffering is light and temporary and is producing for us an eternal glory that is greater than anything we can imagine.

New American Standard 1977
For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison,

Jubilee Bible 2000
For our tribulation, which is momentary and light, prepares an exceeding and eternal weight of glory unto us;

King James 2000 Bible
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

American King James Version
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

American Standard Version
For our light affliction, which is for the moment, worketh for us more and more exceedingly an eternal weight of glory;

Douay-Rheims Bible
For that which is at present momentary and light of our tribulation, worketh for us above measure exceedingly an eternal weight of glory.

Darby Bible Translation
For our momentary [and] light affliction works for us in surpassing measure an eternal weight of glory;

English Revised Version
For our light affliction, which is for the moment, worketh for us more and more exceedingly an eternal weight of glory;

Webster's Bible Translation
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh out for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

Weymouth New Testament
For this our light and transitory burden of suffering is achieving for us a preponderating, yes, a vastly preponderating, and eternal weight of glory;

World English Bible
For our light affliction, which is for the moment, works for us more and more exceedingly an eternal weight of glory;

Young's Literal Translation
for the momentary light matter of our tribulation, more and more exceedingly an age-during weight of glory doth work out for us --
Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Study Bible
Treasures in Jars of Clay
16Therefore we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, yet our inner self is being renewed day by day. 17For our light and temporary affliction is producing for us an eternal glory that far outweighs our troubles. 18So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.…
Cross References
Psalm 30:5
For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime; Weeping may last for the night, But a shout of joy comes in the morning.

Isaiah 26:20
Come, my people, enter into your rooms And close your doors behind you; Hide for a little while Until indignation runs its course.

Romans 8:18
I consider that our present sufferings are not comparable to the glory that will be revealed in us.

2 Timothy 2:10
For this reason I endure all things for the sake of the elect, so that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.

1 Peter 5:10
And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself restore you, secure you, strengthen you, and establish you.
Treasury of Scripture

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

our.

2 Corinthians 11:23-28 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labors …

Psalm 30:5 For his anger endures but a moment; in his favor is life: weeping …

Isaiah 54:8 In a little wrath I hid my face from you for a moment; but with everlasting …

Acts 20:23 Save that the Holy Ghost witnesses in every city, saying that bonds …

Romans 8:18,34,37 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy …

1 Peter 1:6 Wherein you greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, …

1 Peter 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be you therefore sober, and …

1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who has called us to his eternal glory …

worketh.

Psalm 119:67,71 Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept your word…

Matthew 5:12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: …

Romans 5:3-5 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that …

Philippians 1:19 For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, …

2 Thessalonians 1:4,6 So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your …

Hebrews 12:10,11 For they truly for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; …

James 1:3,4,12 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith works patience…

far.

2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the …

Genesis 15:1 After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, …

Psalm 31:19 Oh how great is your goodness, which you have laid up for them that fear you…

Psalm 73:24 You shall guide me with your counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.

Isaiah 64:4 For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived …

Luke 6:23 Rejoice you in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward …

Romans 2:7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and …

1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written, Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have …

1 Peter 1:7,8 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold …

1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who has called us to his eternal glory …

1 John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it does not yet appear what …

Jude 1:24 Now to him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present …

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