2 Corinthians 4:1
New International Version
Therefore, since through God's mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart.

New Living Translation
Therefore, since God in his mercy has given us this new way, we never give up.

English Standard Version
Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart.

Berean Study Bible
Therefore, since we have this ministry through the mercy of God, we do not lose heart.

Berean Literal Bible
Because of this, having this ministry, as we received mercy, we do not lose heart.

New American Standard Bible
Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we received mercy, we do not lose heart,

King James Bible
Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;

Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, since we have this ministry because we were shown mercy, we do not give up.

Contemporary English Version
God has been kind enough to trust us with this work. This is why we never give up.

Good News Translation
God in his mercy has given us this work to do, and so we do not become discouraged.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, since we have this ministry because we were shown mercy, we do not give up.

International Standard Version
Therefore, since we have this ministry through the mercy shown to us, we do not get discouraged.

NET Bible
Therefore, since we have this ministry, just as God has shown us mercy, we do not become discouraged.

New Heart English Bible
Therefore seeing we have this ministry, even as we obtained mercy, we do not faint.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because of this, it has not been tiresome to us in this ministry which we hold, as mercy has been upon us.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We don't become discouraged, since God has given us this ministry through his mercy.

New American Standard 1977
Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we received mercy, we do not lose heart,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore seeing we have this ministry, according to the mercy we have received, we fault not,

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;

American King James Version
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:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore, seeing we have this ministration, according as we have obtained mercy, we faint not;

Darby Bible Translation
Therefore, having this ministry, as we have had mercy shewn us, we faint not.

English Revised Version
Therefore seeing we have this ministry, even as we obtained mercy, we faint not:

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore, seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;

Weymouth New Testament
Therefore, being engaged in this service and being mindful of the mercy which has been shown us, we are not cowards.

World English Bible
Therefore seeing we have this ministry, even as we obtained mercy, we don't faint.

Young's Literal Translation
Because of this, having this ministration, according as we did receive kindness, we do not faint,
Study Bible
The Light of the Gospel
1Therefore, since we have this ministry through the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. 2Instead, we have renounced secret and shameful ways. We do not practice deceit, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by open proclamation of the truth, we commend ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.…
Cross References
Isaiah 40:31
But those who wait upon the LORD will renew their strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not faint.

Jeremiah 45:3
You have said, 'Woe is me, because the LORD has added sorrow to my pain! I am worn out with groaning and have found no rest.'"

Luke 18:1
Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray at all times and not lose heart:

1 Corinthians 3:5
What then is Apollos? And what is Paul? They are servants through whom you believed, as the Lord has assigned to each his role.

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 our outer self is wasting away, yet our inner self is being renewed day by day.

Galatians 6:9
Let us not grow weary in well-doing, for in due time we will reap a harvest, if we do not give up.

Ephesians 3:13
So I ask you not to be discouraged because of my sufferings for you, which are your glory.

2 Thessalonians 3:13
But as for you, brothers, do not grow weary in well-doing.

Treasury of Scripture

Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;

seeing.

2 Corinthians 3:6,12
Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life…

2 Corinthians 5:18
And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath 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 unto me by the effectual working of his power…

as.

1 Corinthians 7:25
Now concerning virgins I have no commandment of the Lord: yet I give my judgment, as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful.

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.







Lexicon
Therefore,
Διὰ (Dia)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

since we have
ἔχοντες (echontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

this
ταύτην (tautēn)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

ministry
διακονίαν (diakonian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1248: Waiting at table; in a wider sense: service, ministration. From diakonos; attendance; figuratively aid, service.

through
καθὼς (kathōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2531: According to the manner in which, in the degree that, just as, as. From kata and hos; just as, that.

the mercy [of God],
ἠλεήθημεν (ēleēthēmen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1653: To pity, have mercy on. From eleos; to compassionate.

we do not lose heart.
ἐγκακοῦμεν (enkakoumen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1573: To be faint, be weary. From ek and kakos; to be weak, i.e. to fail.
IV.

(1) Therefore seeing we have this ministry.--The ministry referred to is that of which such great things have just been said: the ministry of the new covenant, of the Spirit, of righteousness, of glory (2Corinthians 3:6; 2Corinthians 3:8-9). Two thoughts rise up in the Apostle's mind in immediate association with this: (1) His own utter unworthiness of it, which finds expression in "as we have received mercy" (comp. 1Timothy 1:12); and (2) the manifold trials and difficulties in the midst of which it had to be accomplished. The very fact that he has been called to such a work is, however, a source of strength. He cannot faint or show cowardice in discharging it.

Verse 1. - Therefore. Because of the freedom and open vision of the gospel. As we have received mercy. Gratitude for a mercy so undeserved (1 Timothy 1:13) makes us fearless and vigorous in a ministry so glorious (Acts 20:23, 24). We faint not. The word implies the maintenance of a holy courage (1 Corinthians 16:13) and perseverance (2 Thessalonians 3:13). It occurs again in ver. 16, and in Luke 18:1; Galatians 6:9; Ephesians 3:13. 4:1-7 The best of men would faint, if they did not receive mercy from God. And that mercy which has helped us out, and helped us on, hitherto, we may rely upon to help us even to the end. The apostles had no base and wicked designs, covered with fair and specious pretences. They did not try to make their ministry serve a turn. Sincerity or uprightness will keep the favourable opinion of wise and good men. Christ by his gospel makes a glorious discovery to the minds of men. But the design of the devil is, to keep men in ignorance; and when he cannot keep the light of the gospel of Christ out of the world, he spares no pains to keep men from the gospel, or to set them against it. The rejection of the gospel is here traced to the wilful blindness and wickedness of the human heart. Self was not the matter or the end of the apostles' preaching; they preached Christ as Jesus, the Saviour and Deliverer, who saves to the uttermost all that come to God through him. Ministers are servants to the souls of men; they must avoid becoming servants to the humours or the lusts of men. It is pleasant to behold the sun in the firmament; but it is more pleasant and profitable for the gospel to shine in the heart. As light was the beginning of the first creation; so, in the new creation, the light of the Spirit is his first work upon the soul. The treasure of gospel light and grace is put into earthen vessels. The ministers of the gospel are subject to the same passions and weaknesses as other men. God could have sent angels to make known the glorious doctrine of the gospel, or could have sent the most admired sons of men to teach the nations, but he chose humbler, weaker vessels, that his power might be more glorified in upholding them, and in the blessed change wrought by their ministry.
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