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2 Corinthians 4:8-9

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4:8 We are experiencing trouble on every side, 1  but are not crushed; we are perplexed, 2  but not driven to despair; 4:9 we are persecuted, but not abandoned; 3  we are knocked down, 4  but not destroyed,

2 Corinthians 4:16

Context
4:16 Therefore we do not despair, 5  but even if our physical body 6  is wearing away, our inner person 7  is being renewed day by day.

1 tn Grk “we are hard pressed [by crowds] on every side.”

2 tn Or “at a loss.”

3 tn Or “forsaken.”

4 tn Or “badly hurt.” It is possible to interpret καταβαλλόμενοι (kataballomenoi) here as “badly hurt”: “[we are] badly hurt, but not destroyed” (L&N 20.21).

5 tn Or “do not lose heart.”

6 tn Grk “our outer man.”

7 tn Grk “our inner [man].”



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