2 Corinthians 4:8-10

4:8 We are experiencing trouble on every side, but are not crushed; we are perplexed, but not driven to despair; 4:9 we are persecuted, but not abandoned; we are knocked down, but not destroyed, 4:10 always carrying around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our body.

2 Corinthians 4:17

4:17 For our momentary, light suffering is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison

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

tn Or “at a loss.”

tn Or “forsaken.”

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).

tn The first clause of 2 Cor 4:10 is elliptical and apparently refers to the fact that Paul was constantly in danger of dying in the same way Jesus died (by violence at least). According to L&N 23.99 it could be translated, “at all times we live in the constant threat of being killed as Jesus was.”

tn Or “may also be revealed.”

tn Grk “momentary lightness of affliction.”