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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1He declares how he has used all sincerity and faithful diligence in preaching the gospel,
7and how the troubles and persecutions which he daily endured for the same did redound to the praise of God's power,
12to the benefit of the church,
16and to the apostle's own eternal glory.
 
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Chapter 4

Verse 1
Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;


seeing
3:6,12; 5:18; Ephesians 3:7,8
as
1 Corinthians 7:25; 1 Timothy 1:13; 1 Peter 2:10
we faint not
16; Isaiah 40:30; Galatians 6:9; Ephesians 3:13; Philippians 4:13; 2 Thessalonians 3:13; *marg:; Hebrews 12:3; Revelation 2:3

Verse 2
But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
renounced
1 Corinthians 4:5
dishonesty
or, shame.
Romans 1:16; 6:21; Ephesians 5:12
not
1:12; 2:17; 11:3,6,13-15; Ephesians 4:14; 1 Thessalonians 2:3-5
by
5:11; 6:4-7; 7:14

Verse 3
But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
our
Romans 2:16; 1 Thessalonians 1:5; 1 Timothy 1:11
it is
4; 2:15,16; 3:14; Matthew 11:25; 1 Corinthians 1:18; 2 Thessalonians 2:9-11

Verse 4
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
the god
Matthew 4:8,9; John 12:31,40; 14:30; 16:11; 1 Corinthians 10:20; Ephesians 2:2; 6:12; 1 John 5:19; *Gr:; Revelation 20:2,3
blinded
3:14; 1 Kings 22:22; Isaiah 6:10; John 12:40
test
6; 3:8,9,11,18; John 8:12; 12:35; Acts 26:18; Colossians 1:27; 1 Timothy 1:11; Titus 2:13
the image
John 1:14,18; 12:45; 14:9,10; 15:24; Philippians 2:6; Colossians 1:15; Hebrews 1:3
shine
6; Psalms 50:2; Isaiah 60:1,2; 2 Peter 1:19; 1 John 2:8

Verse 5
For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.
we
Matthew 3:11; John 1:21-23; 3:27-31; 7:18; Acts 3:12,13; 8:9,10; 10:25,26; Acts 14:11-15; Romans 15:17,18; 1 Corinthians 1:13-15,23; 3:5,6; 10:33; Philippians 1:15; 1 Thessalonians 2:5,6; Titus 1:11; 1 Peter 5:2-5; 2 Peter 2:3
Christ
1:19; Matthew 23:8; Acts 2:36; 5:31; 10:36; Romans 14:8,9; 1 Corinthians 1:23; 2:2; 8:6; 1 Corinthians 12:3; 15:47; Philippians 2:11
and
1:24; 5:14,15; Matthew 20:25-27; Luke 22:25,26; John 13:14,15; Romans 15:1,2; 1 Corinthians 9:19-23; Galatians 5:13; 2 Timothy 2:10

Verse 6
For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
who
Genesis 1:3,14,15; Psalms 74:16; 136:7-9; Isaiah 45:7
hath
Gr. is he who hath. shined.
Ephesians 1:17; 5:8; 2 Peter 1:19
the light
4; 3:18; Exodus 33:18-23; 34:5-7; Psalms 63:2; 90:16; Isaiah 6:1-3; 35:2; 40:5; Isaiah 60:2; John 11:40; Acts 7:55,56; 1 Peter 2:9
in the
Luke 10:22; John 1:14; 12:41; 14:9,10; Philippians 2:6; Colossians 1:15; Hebrews 1:3; 1 Peter 1:12

Verse 7
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
this
1; 6:10; Matthew 13:44,52; Ephesians 3:8; Colossians 1:27; 2:3
in
5:1; 10:10; Judges 7:13,14,16-20; Lamentations 4:2; 1 Corinthians 1:28; 4:9-13; Galatians 4:13,14; 2 Timothy 2:20
that
3:5,6; 12:7-9; 13:4; 1 Corinthians 2:3-5; Ephesians 1:19,20; 2:5,8,9; Colossians 2:12; 1 Thessalonians 1:5

Verse 8
We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
troubled
1:8-10; 6:4; 7:5; 11:23-30
yet
16,17; 12:10; 1 Samuel 28:15; 30:6; Psalms 56:2,3; Proverbs 14:26; 18:10; Romans 5:3-5; Romans 8:35-37; James 1:2-4; 1 Peter 1:6,7; 4:12-14
not in despair
or, not altogether without help, or means.
1 Samuel 31:4; Job 2:9,10; Psalms 37:33; John 14:18; 1 Corinthians 10:13

Verse 9
Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
but
Psalms 9:10; 22:1; 37:25,28; Isaiah 62:4; Hebrews 13:5
cast
7:6; Job 5:17-19; 22:29; Psalms 37:24; 42:5,11; Isaiah 43:2

Verse 10
Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
bearing
1:5,9; Romans 8:17,18; Galatians 6:17; Philippians 3:10,11; Colossians 1:24
that
13:4; John 14:19; Acts 18:9,10; Romans 8:17; 2 Timothy 2:11; 1 Peter 4:13; Revelation 1:17

Verse 11
For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.
are alway
Psalms 44:22; 141:7; Romans 8:36; 1 Corinthians 15:31,49
our
5:4; Romans 8:11; 1 Corinthians 15:53,54

Verse 12
So then death worketh in us, but life in you.
death
12:15; 13:9; Acts 20:24; 1 Corinthians 4:10; Philippians 2:17,30; 1 John 3:16

Verse 13
We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;
the same
Acts 15:11; Romans 1:12; 1 Corinthians 12:9; Hebrews 11:1-40; 2 Peter 1:1
I believed
Psalms 116:10
we also
3:12; Proverbs 21:28

Verse 14
Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.
that
5:1-4; Isaiah 26:19; John 11:25,26; Romans 8:11; 1 Corinthians 6:14; 15:20-22; 1 Thessalonians 4:14
shall present
11:2; Ephesians 5:27; Colossians 1:22,28; Jude 1:24

Verse 15
For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.
all
1:4-6; Romans 8:28; 1 Corinthians 3:21-23; Colossians 1:24; 2 Timothy 2:10
the abundant
1:11; 8:19; 9:11,12; Psalms 50:14,23; Galatians 1:24; Ephesians 3:20,21; Colossians 3:16,17; Hebrews 13:15,16; 1 Peter 2:9; 4:11; Revelation 4:8-11; 5:8-14; 19:4-6

Verse 16
For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
we
1; Psalms 27:13; 119:81; Isaiah 40:29; 1 Corinthians 15:58
though
12:15; Job 19:26,27; Psalms 73:26; Isaiah 57:1,2; Matthew 5:29,30
the
Romans 7:22; Ephesians 3:16; 1 Peter 3:4
is
Psalms 51:10; Isaiah 40:31; Romans 12:2; Ephesians 4:23; Colossians 3:10; Titus 3:5
day by
Luke 11:3

Verse 17
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
our
11:23-28; Psalms 30:5; Isaiah 54:8; Acts 20:23; Romans 8:18,34,37; 1 Peter 1:6; 4:7; 1 Peter 5:10
worketh
Psalms 119:67,71; Matthew 5:12; Romans 5:3-5; Philippians 1:19; 2 Thessalonians 1:4,6; Hebrews 12:10,11; James 1:3,4,12
far
3:18; Genesis 15:1; Psalms 31:19; 73:24; Isaiah 64:4; Luke 6:23; Romans 2:7; 1 Corinthians 2:9; 1 Peter 1:7,8; 5:10; 1 John 3:2; Jude 1:24

Verse 18
While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
we
5:7; Romans 8:24,25; Hebrews 11:1,25-27; 12:2,3
for
Matthew 25:46; Leviticus 16:25,26; 2 Thessalonians 2:16; 1 John 2:16,17,25


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