2 Corinthians 4:16-17Context
4:16 Therefore we do not despair, 3 but even if our physical body 4 is wearing away, our inner person 5 is being renewed day by day. 4:17 For our momentary, light suffering 6 is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison
1 tn Grk “just as we have been shown mercy”; ἠλεήθημεν (hlehqhmen) has been translated as a “divine passive” which is a circumlocution for God as the active agent. For clarity this was converted to an active construction with God as subject in the translation.
2 tn Or “we do not lose heart.”
3 tn Or “do not lose heart.”
4 tn Grk “our outer man.”
5 tn Grk “our inner [man].”
6 tn Grk “momentary lightness of affliction.”