Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1Because of this, it has not been tiresome to us in this ministry which we hold, as mercy has been upon us. 2But we reject shameful cover-ups and we do not walk in craftiness, neither do we deny the word of God, but we display our souls in the revelation of the truth to all the minds of the children of men before God. 3But if our gospel is covered up, it is covered up to those who are lost, 4Those whose intellects The God of this world has blinded, because they do not believe, lest the light of The Gospel of the glory of The Messiah, who is the image of God, should dawn upon them. 5For we have not been preaching ourselves, but The Messiah Yeshua, Our Lord; but we ourselves are your Servants for Yeshua's sake. 6For God', who spoke that light would shine out of the darkness, has dawned in our hearts that we would be enlightened with the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Yeshua The Messiah.
7But we have this treasure in Earthen vessels, that the greatness of the power would be from God and not from us. 8For we are squeezed in all things, but we are not strangled; we are harassed, but we are not condemned. 9We are persecuted, but we are not forsaken; We are cast down, but we are not defeated. 10We bear at all times in our bodies the dying of Yeshua, that the life also of Yeshua may be revealed in our bodies. 11For if we, the living, are delivered to death for the sake of Yeshua, so also the life of Yeshua will be revealed in this, our mortal body. 12Now death labors in us and life in you.
13Therefore, we also in whom is that one spirit of faith, as it is written: "I have believed; because of this I also have spoken", we believe; because of this we also speak. 14And we know that he who raised Our Lord Yeshua shall also raise us up by Yeshua and shall bring us with you to him. 15For everything is for your sakes, and when grace abounds, thanksgiving will abound by the many to the glory of God.
16Because of this, it is not tiresome to us, for even if our external person is being destroyed, on the other hand, that which is from within is renewed day by day. 17For the suffering of this time, while very small and swift, prepares us great glory without limits for the eternity of eternities. 18For we do not rejoice * in those things that are seen, but in these things that are unseen. For things seen are time related, but those things that are unseen are eternal.