|New International Version (© 2011)|
Therefore, since through God's mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart.
King James Bible
Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;
American Standard Version
Therefore seeing we have this ministry, even as we obtained mercy, we faint not:
Young's Literal Translation
Because of this, having this ministration, according as we did receive kindness, we do not faint,
2 Corinthians 4:1 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Seeing we have this ministry - The Gospel, of which he gave that noble account which we read in the preceding chapter.
We faint not - We meet with many tribulations, but are supported in and through all by the grace of the Gospel. Instead of ουκ εκκακουμεν, we faint not, ουκ εγκακουμεν, we act not wickedly, is the reading of ADFG, and some others. Wakefield thinks it the genuine reading; it certainly makes a very good sense with what goes before and what follows. If we follow this reading the whole verse may be read thus: Wherefore, as we have obtained mercy, or been graciously intrusted, ηλεηθημην, with this ministry, we do not act wickedly, but have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, etc.
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2 Corinthians 3:6,12 Who also has made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter kills...
2 Corinthians 5:18 And all things are of God, who has reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
Ephesians 3:7,8 Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given to me by the effectual working of his power...
1 Corinthians 7:25 Now concerning virgins I have no commandment of the Lord: yet I give my judgment...
1 Timothy 1:13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.
1 Peter 2:10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
we faint not.
2 Corinthians 4:16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
Isaiah 40:30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
Galatians 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
Ephesians 3:13 Why I desire that you faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.
2 Thessalonians 3:13 But you, brothers, be not weary in well doing.
Hebrews 12:3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest you be wearied and faint in your minds.
Revelation 2:3 And have borne, and have patience, and for my name's sake have labored, and have not fainted.
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Isaiah 40:31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Jeremiah 45:3 You said, 'Woe to me! The LORD has added sorrow to my pain; I am worn out with groaning and find no rest.'
Luke 18:1 Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.
1 Corinthians 3:5 What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe--as the Lord has assigned to each his task.
1 Corinthians 7:25 Now about virgins: I have no command from the Lord, but I give a judgment as one who by the Lord's mercy is trustworthy.
2 Corinthians 4:16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
Galatians 6:9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.