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!
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;
Darby Bible Translation
For our momentary and light affliction works for us in surpassing measure an 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 --
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:17 Our light affliction - The beauty and sublimity of St. Paul's expressions here, as descriptive of heavenly glory, opposed to temporal afflictions, surpass all imagination, and cannot be preserved in any translation or paraphrase, which after all must sink infinitely below the astonishing original.
LibraryMeditations of the Blessed State of a Regenerate Man in Heaven.
Here my meditation dazzles, and my pen falls out of my hand; the one being not able to conceive, nor the other to describe, that most excellent bliss, and eternal weight of glory (2 Cor. iv. 17; Rom. viii. 18)--whereof all the afflictions of this present life are not worthy--which all the elect shall with the blessed Trinity enjoy, from that time that they shall be received with Christ, as joint-heirs (Rom. viii. 17) into that everlasting kingdom of joy. Notwithstanding, we may take a scantling thereof. …
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety
Out of the Depths
Light of a Stone Most Precious
The Council of Nicæa.
For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime! Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.
Go home, my people, and lock your doors! Hide yourselves for a little while until the LORD's anger has passed.
Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later.
2 Timothy 2:10
So I am willing to endure anything if it will bring salvation and eternal glory in Christ Jesus to those God has chosen.
1 Peter 5:10
In his kindness God called you to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation.
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