2 Corinthians 4:1Context
Paul’s Perseverance in Ministry
4:1 Therefore, since we have this ministry, just as God has shown us mercy, 1 we do not become discouraged. 2
2 Corinthians 4:16Context
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.
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].”